The Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a beautiful city in Croatia that is also a World Heritage Site. There are beautiful places that you can visit, especially those that are in its walled center, a real delight for visitors , especially if you can see it from one of the mountains in the area. One of the places I like the most is the Rector’s Palace, probably the most prominent in the city. If you are going to travel to Dubrovnik you will have to choose since there are many palaces, museums and other types of attractions, but this should undoubtedly be an essential visit on your agenda.

The façade is a true work of art with several sculpted figures supporting all the pillars throughout the building. Inside there is a large central courtyard with several rooms and rooms that are lined up around it both on the ground and upper floors. Concerts are usually held in the atrium during the summer , and it is also one of the venues for the famous Dubrovnik Summer Festival. On the upper floor is the History Museum , where objects from the old kingdom are exhibited with a large display of typically Dalmatian and Venetian decoration and with precious fabrics and tapestries that decorate ceilings and walls.

Formerly it was the official seat of power in the old Republic of Ragusa, since there the Rector exercised his government and only left the palace on very exceptional occasions. It was rebuilt in the 15th century with a mixture of Renaissance and Gothic styles due to the two explosions that occurred in the city in that century. It was reformed again after a great earthquake left it badly damaged in 1667. The Rector’s Palace is so important that it appears on the Kuna banknotes, the Croatian national currency, specifically on the obverse of the 50HRK ones.