• Sponza Palace

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out

The attractive, 16th-century former customs house and Ragusa mint is used to house the extensive state archives. Several rooms off the arcaded groundfloor courtyard are used to display photocopies of the archives’ most treasured historical documents. A small room opposite the ticket office holds the Memorial Room of the Dubrovnik Defenders. Covering the 12 months from October 1991 (although keen to point out that isolated attacks continued until the summer of 1995), the exhibition contains portraits of the 300 defenders and civilians who died during the siege and the tattered remnant of the Croatian flag that flew atop strategic Mount Srđ.

Venue details

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  • Address:

    Sponza Palace
    Luža
    Dubrovnik

  • Opening hours:

    Winter 10am-3pm daily. Summer 9am-9pm daily

  • Transport:

    All buses to Old Town

  • Price:

    free

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