Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik

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    Rector's Palace

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 5, 2005

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    Knezev dvor
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    Knežev dvor (the Rector's Palace) is an outstanding monument of secular architecture, not only in Dubrovnik but on the whole Adriatic coast. The government of the Republic commissioned Onofrio della Cava from Naples to built this magnificent two-storey Gothic and Renaissance palace with a pillared porch. The sculptural ornaments of the palace, including the capitals, were made by master Pietro di Martino from Milano. A gunpowder explosion occured in the armoury of the palace in 1463 and heavily damaged it. The renewal was entrusted the famous architect Michelozzo di Bartolemeo of Florence who was reconstructing the city walls at the time. It appears that the plans were too much in th style of the Renaissance for the tastes of the conservative Major Council, so they rejected them. Michelozzo left Dubrovnik and the work was continued by other builders.

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    The Rector's Palace

    by jckim Updated Nov 17, 2004

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    Rectors Palace was the residence of the Dubrovnik's Republic Rector. It was built in a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles.
    Today, these rooms are part of the museum.
    name is Historical Cultural Museum.
    (15th & 17th century)

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    Rector's Palace

    by JLBG Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    When you are tired of walking in the sun, you can walk under the shade of Rector's Palace (Knezev dvor) arches. At the very beginning, in the Middle Ages, it was a fortress for defense where gunpowder was kept. It had exploded and burnt often. In the 15th, after one such accident, the famous architect Onofrio rebuilt it with one level, gothic style. After a new gunpowder explosion, in 1463, it was built another time in Renaissance style. After the 1667 earthquake, baroque parts were added. This mixture of styles is what makes the Rector's Palace so unique.

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    Rector's Palace

    by sandysmith Written Apr 19, 2004

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    The Rector's Palace is another grand building with beautiful arches. It was built in Gothic and Renaissance styles in the 15th century (the street :Pred Dovoram 3).
    Its open to visitors times: 9 am to 2 pm, Monday to Saturday only.

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    Rector's Palace and the City Museum

    by acemj Updated Apr 10, 2004

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    Just south of Luza Square is the Rector's Palace. It was the seat of the Ragusan (previous name for Dubrovnik) government. For 15kn, you get a self-guided tour of the palace and the rather lackluster City Museum. I would put it under tourist traps, but the building itself has enough historical significance and architectural interest, that I didn't feel totally ripped off. Plus, the ticket girl was hot!

    Inside, there are some exhibits of some rather boring artifacts, but the former jails are at least moderately interesting and the palace's Renaissance atrium is a beautiful space in which concert recitals are held in the summer time.

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    Knezev Dvor - Rector's Palace

    by KristaB Updated Nov 6, 2003

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    Knezev Dvor atrium

    As one would expect from this tiny proud enclave, the way they were dealing with political and economical issues was … not boring.
    At the atrium of Knezev dvor there is a water well, where all inhabitants were free to come, collect water, wash their clothes and talk. This forum was always full of action, people laughing, arguing, and even fighting! No secret could stay hidden within this city walls!
    Today this atrium serves as one superb concert venue, with perfect acoustics for chamber music.

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    by coceng Updated Sep 25, 2003

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    Historic Rector's Palace

    Dubrovnik has a rich history & we can see from the buildings in the Old Town. Stop & look at these amazing buildings around Dubrovnik.

    The photo is the Rector's Palace. Built in Gothic and Renaissance styles in the 15th century (the street :Pred Dovoram 3).
    It's opened from 9 am to 2 pm, Monday to Saturday only.

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    The Rector's Palace

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 7, 2013

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    This beautifully ornate building is located on Pred Dvorom near the Old Port and the Cathedral. there are some lovely carvings above the arches at the front.

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    Knezev dvor

    by jelena19 Written Apr 9, 2005

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    This is rector palace in the old town.
    The people of Dubrovnik was wery smart .For example, their rector could rule only one month.
    This was the way to save their little republic from coruptions.

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    Statue of Mitto Pracat

    by jckim Written Nov 17, 2004

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    This statue stand in Rector's Palace inside front. Great powerful person and merchant at that time.
    today's Rector's Palace is historical cultural museum.

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    Rector's Palace

    by Madlena Written Oct 8, 2004

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    View from the Main Apartaments

    What to write?
    Big, imposing and richly decorated palace.
    Comfortable with usuful, nice, antique furniture.
    It must really have been a pleasant place to live in the city several ages ago.

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    Rectors Palace

    by raintown4 Written Aug 30, 2004

    A very worthwhile tour. Check out the exotic marble in many of the rooms. Escape the daytime heat in the prison.

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