The Rector’s Palace

  Pred Dvorom 3      (+385-20) 32 1 422     05 Apr 2024

One of the loveliest buildings in the city and the seat of the Rector, the figurehead of the Republic elected within the nobility, whose term lasted for just one month confining him to these quarters which he could only leave on official occasions and religious holidays. The building changed its appearance after two explosions of gunpowder stored here, and its current appearance is mainly thanks to the renaissance designs of Juraj Dalmatinac of Zadar and Michelozzo Mihelozzi of Florence in the 1460s. Alterations were added in baroque style in the 17th century following the earthquake, and since the original building by Onofrio della Cava, creator of the city aqueduct and fountains, was in gothic style, the result is a blend of styles which is timelessly romantic. The palace’s frontage has a delightful colonnade with choir style decorative stone benches. Inside, a beautiful courtyard is the venue for recitals and concerts. The palace is now a Cultural History Museum where you can view the richly appointed offices and quarters of the Rector, plus the arsenal, courtroom and prison cells. Artworks, costumes and domestic objects of the period are all on display. 


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City centre location


from April 1 to October 31: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. closed on Mondays until 31.May, from June open every day from November 1 to March 3: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed on Mondays. Dubrovnik museums are closed on Christmas, New Year and the Feast of St. Vlaho.

Price/Additional Info

adults 15 € schoolchildren and students 8 € family ticket - valid for up to 2 adults with children of the family aged 14 or younger 35 €

Events at this venue

Wednesday Jun 19 - Thursday Jun 27
International Opera Arias Festival ‘Tino Pattiera’
Monday Aug 26 - Sunday Sep 1
Stradun Classic Festival


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