Sponza Palace Tours

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At the end of the Placa - or Stradun - in Luza Square stands the gorgeous Gothic-Renaissance Sponza Palace.

Built in 1516-1522 to serve as a customs house, Sponza is one of the few buildings to have survived the 1667 earthquake that levelled much of the city. Designed by chief architect Paskoje Milicevic, the Palace is a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles popularized in the 16th century.

The exquisite Renaissance porch and the sculptural ornaments of the building were carved by master stone-cutters, the brothers Andrijic, in 1516.

Sponza Palace has had many lives since its beginnings as a customs house: the mint, the State treasury and a bank. It now houses the State archives, a significant collection of manuscripts dating back nearly a thousand years.

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The palace courtyard, historically a meeting place for Dubrovnik’s artists and intellectuals, regularly hosts art exhibits and concerts and plays a unique role in the opening ceremony for the city’s Summer Festival.

Sponza Palace is in Luza Square at the end of the Placa Stradun, in the Old Town.

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Address: Luza Square, Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik Discovery Day Trip from Split or Trogir

Experience the medieval charms of Dubrovnik on this 12-hour trip from Split or Trogir. Enjoy a scenic drive along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and stop at several overlooks for amazing panoramic views of the Dalmatian islands. Then, arrive in Dubrovnik for a 1.5-walking tour of its UNESCO-protected, walled Old Town. Admire the limestone-paved Stradun, Franciscan Monastery, Cathedral, and more, before getting ample time to explore, eat, and shop independently.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Dubrovnik Old Town 1.5 Hour Discovery Tour

Dubrovnik is known for its history and architecture, but appreciating its many sights can be difficult on a self-led tour. Forget the guidebook and learn from a local on a tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, exploring landmarks including the Franciscan Monastery, Stradun monument, Cathedral of the Assumption, and more. Enjoy the intimate perspective of a walking tour as you gain insight into the city’s far-reaching heritage and culture.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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Dubrovnik City Walls Walking Tour

Spend a morning discovering Dubrovnik’s crowing jewels — its medieval walls and UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town — on this 3-hour walking tour. Stroll along the Stradun, the Old Town’s main promenade, topped and tailed by Orlando’s Column and Onofrio's Fountain. Take in ancient landmarks such as the Franciscan Monastery and the Church of St Blaise before deviating down side streets lined with shops, restaurants and further architectural delights. Then, cap your tour with a walk along the city walls for sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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8-Day Croatia Tour: Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Zagreb and Plitvice

See the best of Croatia's mainland with this entertaining and educational 8-day guided tour. The trip begins in Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' and travels north-west along the coast to superlative Split to see the incredible Diocletian's Palace an early 4th-century retirement palace of a Roman emperor, Diocletian. Go on a walking tour through incredible Plitvice National Park with its amazing turquoise waterfalls, and then get history-laden tours of Trogir, Zadar, and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Accommodation, transportation, daily breakfast and 5 dinners included.
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Dubrovnik Old Town Private Walking Tour

Exploring Dubrovnik Old Town without a guide may mean you miss out on important highlights and their backstories. This private walking tour ensures you cover all the UNESCO-listed city's must-sees, get your bearings, and glean the background you want with a guide who's dedicated solely to you. Stroll the marble-paved Stradun, take in the Rector’s Palace, Cathedral, Onofrio Fountain, and more, and get the full picture on Dubrovnik’s history as a major medieval power.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Visit several museums, churches, and monasteries of Dubrovnik Old Town during a  2-hour walking tour inside the World Heritage–listed city walls. Explore on foot with a small group instead of getting lost in the crowd. Your guide will showcase some of the Renaissance and baroque architecture of the so-called pearl of the Adriatic.
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Dubrovnik Super Saver: Mt Srd Cable Car Ride plus Old Town and City Walls Walking Tour

Get more for your money with this Dubrovnik Super Saver that combines a cable car trip up to Mt Srđ and a walking tour of the Old Town and the city walls. Ascend up the craggy Mt Srđ in the spacious comfortable cable car affording incredible views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic. Then descend to the Old Town and begin an information-packed walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Finally, climb up to the walls, strolling along the medieval fortifications while learning about the fascinating history of the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Welcome to Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Become acquainted with Dubrovnik in a short amount of time with this informative and entertaining 2-hour walking tour of this ancient seaside medieval city. Meet your knowledgeable local guide in the Old Town and stroll around, stopping at landmarks such as the Sponza Palace, the Rector's Palace, the Franciscan Monastery and the cathedral, learning about the city's intriguing history along the the way. Upgrade the tour for an extra hour to meander the incredible city walls or take in a museum or two.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour

First timers, even third timers, should not miss this info-packed walking tour of Dubrovnik. Stroll the limestone-covered streets of Old Town, or Stari Grad, with a knowledgeable guide learning the secrets behind the palaces and plazas, cloisters and cathedrals. Start the tour in the morning, the best time of day to walk the streets of the city. Go from the clock tower to the Assumption Cathedral, traversing the entire Old Town while learning about the history of the place.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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6-Night Independent Tour of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split

See Croatia in style by island hopping around the Adriatic Sea. This memorable 7-day island-hopping extravaganza of the Dalmatian Coast starts in Dubrovnik, ends in Split and visits a few islands in between. Traverse the islands of Korčula and Hvar, lingering in the ancient villages that are sprinkled around the islands. Learn about the history of each place. Dine on some delicious local dishes. Lounge on the beach and swim in some of the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean. Take walking tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split, plus get hotel accommodation and airport transfers.
  • Duration: 7 days
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Dubrovnik Combo: Old Town and Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour

Learn why Dubrovnik is called the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ on this tour of the city’s Stari Grad, or Old Town, and its thick centuries old city walls. See the monasteries and churches, the palaces and the burgher houses, learn the history behind them, and stroll the streets with your guide. Hear about daily life in Dubrovnik during the Middle Ages, as well as, during the battles in the early 1990s. Then ascend to the walls, getting great views of the city and the sea. This Combo is a great way to get two tours — of the city and the walls — at one discounted price.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Dubrovnik Combo: Cable Car Ride to Mount Srd and Old Town Tour

Get the most out of your stay in Dubrovnik by booking this comprehensive combo out. First ascend via cable car Mt Srđ, the craggy mountain that towers over the city, for jaw-dropping views of the walled medieval town. Then, head back down and go on a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, strolling its limestone-blanketed streets and learning about the history of some of its most famous landmarks from St Onofrio’s Fountain to the Cathedral of the Assumption.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Dubrovnik Super Saver: Old Town Walking Tour plus Sea Kayak and Snorkeling

Combine city sightseeing with a sea kayaking and snorkeling experience on this full-day Dubrovnik Super Saver that saves you 10 percent! Begin the day with a casual walking tour of the city’s UNESCO-World-Heritage-listed Old Town, strolling down the limestone-paved Stradun, the widest street in city of narrow lanes, as well as ancient churches and monasteries. Then, hop in a kayak and do some paddling in the azure-colored Adriatic, heading over to the leafy island of Lokrum. This tour is limited to no more than 20 people.
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Private Tour: Cavtat and Dubrovnik Old Town

Discover Dubrovnik and the charming coastal town of Cavtat on this private half-day tour. Spend the morning exploring the highlights of UNESCO World Heritage–listed Dubrovnik Old Town. Wander through the cloisters at the Franciscan Monastery, gaze up at Orlando’s Column, and capture postcard-worthy photos of Sponza Palace, the Church of St Blaise and more. Then, soak up the impressive coastal views on route to nearby Cavtat, where you’ll enjoy a personalized tour of the 6th-century town.
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Dubrovnik 1-Hour Discovery Walking Tour

Explore 16th-century history on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast on this 1-hour walking tour of Dubrovnik. Follow your guide on a tour through Dubrovnik’s ancient streets and gain insight into the city’s colorful past. Discover top sites of interest including Onofrio's Fountains and the Franciscan and Dominican St Saviour Church. Head along pretty Prijeko Street to the Old Port, and learn of the city’s trading and maritime endeavors. During your tour, explore Croatia’s rich folklore, and hear tales of ancient legend concerning Sponza Palace and Orlando's Column.
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Dalmatian Coast in One Day: Dubrovnik, Konavle Valley and Cavtat Private Tour

Dubrovnik is not called the 'Jewel of the Adriatic' for nothing. This full-day guided tour of Dubrovnik and its surroundings starts by weaving through the limestone-paved streets of the ancient Stari Grad, or Old Town, a UNESCO-listed gem. See the main sighs such as the Rector's Palace and the Assumption Cathedral. After, get an unforgettable view of the Old Town from Mt Srđ and then sample some locally made wine and edible Dalmatian specialties in the Konavle Valley. Finally, finish the tour in Cavtat and relax on its harbor which has been the site of parked boats for two millennia.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Dubrovnik a city for all seasons

When you come to Croatia, a MUST see is the Pearl of the Adriatic coast which is full of history and culture. It has a history of over one thousand years and is visible in every part of this city. The city is a living museum, a live stage and has an ideal connection between its historical past and modern day. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 metres long and preserved in their original form. They are open to visitors and are the city’s greatest attraction. Since 1979, the town has been under UNESCO protection.Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination, which beside from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals. Dubrovnik is a destination where you can enjoy a rest, and has extremely good air connections with all the larger European centres. Dubrovnik is a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always return to and discover more unique experiences.
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Dubrovnik Day Trip from Split

Split from the city of Split for a day and discover Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' on this full-day guided trip. During the 4-hour drive along the spectacular Dalmatian Coast drink in the views of the shimmering Adriatic Sea while getting a head start on the history of Dubrovnik from your professional guide. Once in town, begin a walking tour of the limestone-clad streets in the Old Town. Walk down the Stradun, the main promenade in town, and see the Franciscan monastery with its gorgeous gothic courtyard, Orlando's Column, Rector's Palace and Cathedral of the Assumption, among other sites. Then, before heading back to Split, spend some free time wandering on your own.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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