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Rector's Palace (Knezev Dvor) Tours

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Rector's Palace (Knezev Dvor)
Dubrovnik’s 15-century, Gothic-Renaissance–style Rector's Palace (Knezev Dvor) contains the rector’s office and private chambers as well as public halls, courtrooms, and a former dungeon. Interestingly, the rector’s term was for only one month, during which time he was confined to the palace and allowed to leave only on official republic business.

The Basics
Built in the late 15th century for the elected rector of the Republic of Ragusa, today Rector’s Palace is home to the Cultural History Museum, filled with paintings and coats of arms of noble families, original keys to the city gates, and important documents and artifacts showcasing the history of the republic. Don’t miss a visit to the dungeons—and be on the lookout for carvings inscribed by previous occupants.

Most sightseeing tours of Old Town Dubrovnik stop to admire Rector’s Palace and some may include a guided tour where you’ll learn about Dubrovnik’s fascinating history and marvel at Renaissance art. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Rector’s Palace is a must-see for history and art enthusiasts.
  • An admission ticket is required; some tours include admission.
  • The museum is mostly accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
Rector’s Palace is found between Town Hall and the cathedral on Pred Dvorom in Old Town Dubrovnik. Old Town is pedestrian-only, so if driving, park outside the city and then walk or take a bus to the Old Town gates.

When to Visit
Rector’s Palace is open year-round, with reduced operating hours during the winter months. Rector’s Palace can get very busy in summer, so visit early in the morning or later in the day if you want a more peaceful experience. If you’re not bothered by crowds, visiting midday can provide a nice reprieve from the summer sun.

Other Don’t-Miss Dubrovnik Attractions
You can easily spend your entire time in Dubrovnik wandering through the cobbled streets of Old Town, checking out the major sights and sipping cappuccinos on cosy café terraces. Start with a guided walking tour to make sure you see all of the essentials. You won’t want to miss the Church of St. Blaise, Orlando’s Column, the Franciscan Monastery, and a walk around the city’s ancient walls.
Address: Pred Dvorom 3, Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Game of Thrones Extended Tour

Game of Thrones Extended Tour

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Tour Dubrovnik like a royal on this Game of Thrones-themed tour of the city. Follow a guide who was directly involved with Game of Thrones filming en route to top Dubrovnik landmarks such as the Lovrijenac Fortress (the filming site of the Red Keep), and play with swords and props from the show—an exclusive experience fans love. This small-group tour is limited to just nine people for a friendly and personalized outing.
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Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car

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Get off your ship and see the most of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ by booking this fun, info-packed guided shore excursion. Enjoy jaw-dropping views from atop Mt Srđ, the tall rocky mountain that towers over Dubrovnik’s Old Town, and then stroll the streets of the ciyt with your guide, stopping at the town’s famed sights and landmarks and learning about the intriguing history of Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour

Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour

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

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

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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.
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Covid-19 Regulated Private Tour Dubrovnik

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Discover Dubrovnik with a local guide on this walking tour though Old Town. Stroll Stradun Street and visit sites and landmarks such as Fort Lovrijenac (also known as "Dubrovnik's Gibraltar"), Pile Gate Onophrio’s Fountain, Rector's Palace, and more. The tour concludes with a walk on a nearby beach that’s popular among locals.
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Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Old Town Walking Tour

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Want an insider’s look at Dubrovnik? After your cruise ship docks at the new port of Dubrovnik, take this informative and fun shore excursion to get an action packed introductory tour of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ Start the tour in the morning, which will allow you to see the highlights of the city, and then do further exploring in the afternoon. Traverse the Old Town, or Stari Grad, from the Ploce to the Pile Gates, with a guide at your side and learn about the fascinating history of the place.
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Dark Tales of the Old Town

Dark Tales of the Old Town

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From ghosts and forbidden love to the tragic destinies of noble families, this dark history tour of Dubrovnik offers a dose of the macabre for travelers who want a not-so-typical guided tour. Meet up with your guide in the Old Town, and walk through the city under cover of darkness. As you stroll the lantern-lit, cobblestone streets, you can hear spooky stories about evil spirits, necromancy, and so much more.
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Old Town Sights & History - Small Group Tour

Old Town Sights & History - Small Group Tour

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This tour will show you the Old Town through the eyes of a local - all our guides are locals of Dubrovnik and all of us are very passionate about the history of our city. It's not just showing you around and sharing intriguing stories, it's about fully immersing into the life of Dubrovnik people, today and centuries ago! Some of us grew up inside the walls and will gladly show you where we used to play as kids; you'll get to see interesting details and experience Dubrovnik in a whole new way. Think of this not only as a tour but also as a walk with a friendly local. We want this tour to be a personable experience for all our guests - we guarantee small groups. There will never be more than eight guests per guide. We want you to make the most of this, get to know the city, its history and your local guide!
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Elafiti Islands Private Cruise Tour from Dubrovnik

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Welcome to Dubrovnik Walking Tour

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Private Tour: Cavtat and Dubrovnik Old Town

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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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Dubrovnik Old Town Private Walking Tour

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Dalmatian Coast in One Day: Dubrovnik, Konavle Valley and Cavtat Private Tour

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Dubrovnik Old City Tour and Panoramic Drive

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Dubrovnik Museums Tour

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Dubrovnik 2 Hour Walking Tour

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Dubrovnik's Family Fun Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour

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The Dark Side of Medieval Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour

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Discover today's life of citizens living within the walls of Dubrovnik's old town. Experience the spirit of the past through a maze of narrow streets and small squares beyond the usual tourists paths, where fascinating views will open up to you in an unexpected way. All this is illustrated by interesting stories, legends and curiosities of Dubrovnik and the history of the several centuries-old Republic of Ragusa. During your walking tour refresh yourself with a home made gelato in typical local ice-cream shop.
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