Crime and Punishment in old Dubrovnik

Cultural & Theme Tours in Central & Eastern Istria

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Today, Dubrovnik is one of the safest cities in the world. However, the historical archives of Dubrovnik hide many records of criminal cases from the past that we would like to share with you. This tour is entirely different than any other historic walking tour in the city because it speaks of another side of the history. It speaks of the people from the edge of society. It covers the number of stories about murders, conspiracies, usage of poisons, prostitutes and scandals, spies, witch trials and other devious things. It also discusses criminal justice which was more imaginative than in modern times. Executions, tortures, body mutilations, these are examples of typical punishments in cruel medieval times. Join us to learn so much more on our Crime and Punishment in old Dubrovnik tour.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gradac Park, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaAfter meeting in Dante Alighieri street in Pile, we will go straight to Gradac Park, where once the public executions were performed.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Pile Gate, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaWe will walk through Pile area and the western entrance to enter the old city.Stop At: Large Onofrio's FountainWe'll stop here to learn about the Franciscan friars and their medieval medicines.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Dubrovnik Cathedral, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaBefore coming to the Cathedral, we will explore the streets of the southern part of the old town to learn about some intriguing criminal cases.Pass By: Old PortWe'll pass through the old port.Pass By: Stradun, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaBefore reaching the main street Stradun, we'll see the executioner's house, the old sinagogue and after Stradun we'll proceed to our end point in Rector's Palace.Stop At: Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaIn the Palace we will go through the old courtroom and the prison cells before ending in the atrium. After the tour you can continue to explore the Palace on your own to see our cultural-historical museum of Dubrovnik.Duration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees - there is an extra fee that you pay to enter the Rector's Court. It costs 80 Croatian Kunas per person (approx.11
  • Entry/Admission - Rector's Palace