Included: Bus transfer, Guide & Museum Entry Fees (Rectors Palace, Maritime Museum and Ethnographic Museum)
Rectors Palace, built basically in Gothic style with the Renaissance and Baroque reconstructions, was the residence of the Dubrovnik’s Republic Rector during his one-month mandate. It also housed the Minor and Major Council hall, the courtroom, administration office, an arsenal, prisons and gunpowder store-house. Its historic interior has been converted into a museum with renovated rooms.
Numerous paintings of old masters, portraits and coats of arms of the noble families, coins minted by the Republic, the original keys of the city gates are on permanent exhibit in the palace in order to represent Dubrovnik’s glorious past.
It is located in St. John’s Fortress on the southeast corner of the city walls. The museum displays over 400 exhibits, which illustrate the naval history of Dubrovnik and the surrounding region. Among the exhibits are ship models from the 17th-19th centuries and different artifacts such as flags, surprisingly accurate ancient maps, nautical instruments, cannons, knives, dueling pistols, antique coins etc.
Rupe Ethnographic Museum
Dubrovnik Republic kept all the state reserves of wheat, millet and barley in deep silos called “Rupe”, carved out of stone and coated with a water-proof material that kept the grain at a cretin temperature. This old granary dating from the 16th century is now housing the Ethnographic Museum with the artifacts showing traditional rural economy and architecture, folk costumes and textile handiwork.