Rector's Palace showcases the glorious history of the Republic of Ragusa. The Gothic-Renaissance palace served as the seat of the Rector of the Republic between the 14th century and 1808. Since 1872 it has housed the Cultural History Museum. Enter the atrium and admire finely carved capitals and the ornate staircase. See the statue of Miho Pracat, the only commoner in the history of the Republic honored with a statue--thanks to the wealth he bequeathed to the Republic. Other fascinating sites include the rector's office, his private chambers, public halls, administrative offices, and a dungeon. Plan to visit Rector's Palace during your Dubrovnik vacation using our convenient Dubrovnik trip planner.
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The Rector's Palace (Croatian: Knežev dvor) was built by the same Italian architect Onofrio della Cava of Naples, who built the city aqueduct and two fountains that bear his name in 1463. Over the... more »
We really enjoyed walking around the building, especially at night. It really had a cool vibe around it, and made you feel like you are walking through history. The columns lite up at night and give..... more »
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