The entrance to the museum sits on Ploče gate

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Archaeological Museum


The museum presents two exhibitions, one on the archaeological research of Fort Revelin and its foundry, and the other on early medieval sculpture. Among the displayed fragments of stone, there are some good examples of medieval plait-work (pleter) – psychedelic squiggles somewhat similar to those associated with Celtic art.

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1. Fort Revelin

0.01 MILES

The largest of the old-town forts sits separately from the city walls, overlooking the Old Harbour and the eastern entrance to the old town. Housed inside…

2. Ploče Gate

0.02 MILES

Less ornamented than the Pile Gate at the other side of town, Dubrovnik's eastern entrance is approached by a stone bridge followed by a wooden drawbridge…

3. Dominican Monastery & Museum

0.06 MILES

This imposing structure is an architectural highlight, built in a transitional Gothic-Renaissance style and containing an impressive art collection…

4. City Walls & Forts

0.08 MILES

No visit to Dubrovnik is complete without a walk around the spectacular city walls that encircle its historic core. They're among the finest in the world…

5. Sponza Palace


One of the few buildings in the old town to survive the 1667 earthquake, the Sponza Palace was built from 1516 to 1522 as a customs house, and it has…

7. City Bell Tower

0.11 MILES

Marking the eastern end of the old town’s main drag, this slender dome-capped tower has a large curvy clock face known as ‘the octopus’ and a two-tonne…

8. Synagogue & Jewish Museum

0.11 MILES

With a religious practice that can be traced back to the 14th century, this is said to be the second-oldest still-functioning synagogue in Europe and the…