Rector's Palace

Address: Pred Dvorom 3, Dubrovnik, 20000, Croatia

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

Price advice

40 kunas.

Expert tips

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

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture