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Just south of the Sponza Palace is another elegant building, showing similar characteristics to the Sponza Palace. The Rector?s Palace also displays signs of both Renaissance and Gothic architectural signs, but goes a step further, with some Baroque flourishes which were added during reconstructions. Unlike the Sponza Palace, The Rector?s Palace did not escape unscathed from the massive earthquake in 1667. Add to this the destruction caused by several gunpowder explosions and it is not surprising to see the huge juxtaposition of styles demonstrated throughout the building. The lower facade is pure Renaissance, while pointed upper windows and tracery can be seen upstairs. It is when walking through its interior, that you will notice certain baroque features. Insode you will also notice a bust of Miho Pracat, a local sea-merchant who donated a sizeable fortune to the Republic and in doing so was granted the privilege of being the only ordinary citizen of the town to be honoured with the commissioning of a bust.
While historically the residence of the rector, today the building houses an art gallery and museum, displaying important works of art and historical items from Dubrovnik?s past.

Address: Pred Dvorom
Directions: Turn right at the eastern end of Placa and the palace is on your left just before the Cathedral

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  • Written May 21, 2009
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