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  • Address: Pred Dvorom 3, Old Town
  • Hours: Closed Sundays in winter

The elegant Rector’s Palace was built on the site of an old fort near the harbor in Dubrovnik’s Old City.

The Rector was the town’s puppet ruler, set up to project an image of order and importance to the outside world. Elected for only one month, the Rector  was not allowed to leave the palace except on official business.

In addition to the Rector’s office and private chambers, the palace was the seat of the minor council and state administration and contained a watch-house, a prison and an armoury.

It was in that armory that a major explosion took place in 1463 destroying much of the Gothic architecture that had only been completed 25 years before by Onofrio di Giordano della Cava of Naples. What we see today is a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles that were added to the building over the years as a result of subsequent explosions and earthquakes.

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7- or 9-Night Best of Croatia Tour: Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

See the best of Croatia on a 7- or 9-night tour of the country’s must-visit cities, UNESCO World Heritage sites and islands. Starting from Zagreb and finishing ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: Varies

From USD $1,237.50

Dubrovnik Super Saver: Old Town Walking Tour plus Sea Kayak and Snorkeling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Combine city sightseeing with a sea kayaking and snorkeling experience on this full-day Dubrovnik Super Saver that saves you 10%! After starting your day with ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $52.91
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4-Night Three Countries Private Tour from Dubrovnik: Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Explore Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina on this 4-night private tour, and travel through three different countries. Discover Dubrovnik’s medieval ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $593.63

Best Dubrovnik Day Trip from Split

Spend a day discovering the UNESCO-listed sights of Dubrovnik on this day trip from Split, led by a professional guide. Revel in the breathtaking scenery of ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.33

Dubrovnik Combo: Cable Car Ride to Mount Srd and Old Town Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Soak up soul-stirring views of the Dalmatian Coast from the summit of Mount Srd, and then explore Dubrovnik Old Town by foot on a comprehensive combo tour! ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.67

Super Saver: Dubrovnik Old Town and Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour

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Discover the best of Dubrovnik on a combined tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town and ancient city walls. With your local guide, explore Dubrovnik's Old Town, a UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.82

Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour

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Get an insider’s view of Dubrovnik on this city walking tour. The perfect way to get to know Dubrovnik, this is a must-do introductory tour for new visitors, ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.98

Dubrovnik Legends Evening Tour

Dubrovnik is well know for many things like the Old Town Walls, Fort Lovrijenac, Fort Bokar, Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace...However, is that all Dubrovnik ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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