Memorial Room of the Dubrovnik Defenders


Just inside the entrance of the Sponza Palace, this room displays a heartbreaking collection of portraits of young people who perished between 1991 and 1995 during the battle for Dubrovnik.

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1. 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…

2. Orlando Column

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Luža Sq once served as a marketplace, and this stone column – carved in 1417 and featuring the image of a medieval knight – used to be the spot where…

3. City Bell Tower

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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…

4. City Walls & Forts

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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. Synagogue & Jewish Museum

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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…

6. St Blaise’s Church

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Dedicated to the city's patron saint, this exceptionally beautiful church was built in 1715 in the ornate baroque style. The interior is notable for its…

7. Marin Držić statue

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Walking from Stradun to the Cathedral, you’re bound to pass by the bronze statue of the writer Marin Držić. Lovingly called Dubrovnik's Shakespeare, he is…

8. Dominican Monastery & Museum

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