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“Worth seeing - if you can get in for free”
Review of Sponza Palace

Sponza Palace
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Canandaigua, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Worth seeing - if you can get in for free”
Reviewed 4 December 2011

This place has some interesting architecture and also has the entrance to the Defenders of Dubrovnik room (which IS worth seeing). Note that Maro and Baro, the "Green Men", used to be housed here, but are now in the Rector's Palace.

Sponza Palace is used for a wide variety of purposes - over the few months we've been in Dubrovnik, I've seen it used as an art gallery, for craft sales, for small concerts, and also left empty. It is pretty with arched porticos and an open courtyard - and if you go late in the day, it's often free. The hours are somewhat erratic in the off-season, so it's worth just stopping by to see if the door is open if you have time. There seems to sometimes be a person sitting at a table near the entrance who takes money. If the table isn't there, you can just pop in to look around without paying.

Visited October 2011
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Forres, United Kingdom
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“Don't expect to see all of the building!”
Reviewed 11 August 2010

This former palace has only opened the ground floor to the public. The displays are very shabby and entry's not included in the Dubrovnik Card. Not sure it was worth the 25 kuna...

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“Beautiful, but not that interesting”
Reviewed 17 August 2008

The palace is quite beautiful and you can read about famous residents of Dubrovnik. There is however little else to do, so you would simply have a look along with the rest of the scenic walk around the old town.

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