Rector's Palace

Price guide: Mid-range

Pred Dvorom 3, Dubrovnik, 20000

Price guide: Mid-range

Rector's Palace front facade
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By Jane Foster, your Dubrovnik expert

#11 of 11
expert-rated things to do in Dubrovnik
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Sightseeing

Expert review of Rector's Palace

A fine 15th-century building hosting Dubrovnik’s City Museum.

When Dubrovnik was an independent republic, this is where the chief citizen, the rector, would reside during his one-month term in office. On the ground floor, looking onto an internal courtyard, are the halls where the local senates held their meetings, plus an armoury and a dungeon. On the first floor, the rector’s living quarters now accommodate the City Museum, exhibiting period furniture and costumes, and paintings by Venetian and Dalmatian artists. There’s also an unusual collection of clocks: each one has stopped at 5.45 pm, the hour the city fell to Napoleon’s soldiers on 31 January 1806, bringing about the end of the republic.

Price advice: 

40 kunas.

Expert tips: 
To avoid the tour groups, try to visit in the afternoon.

More information on Rector's Palace:

Price guide:
Historic site, Landmark / monument, Museum
Pred Dvorom 3, Dubrovnik, 20000
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
May-Oct daily 9am-6pm. Nov-Apr daily 9am-4pm.

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