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Also known as the Dubrovnik Museum, Rector's Palace isn't what you think of when you imagine a monarch's residence. Perhaps, that's because each rector only lived there for one-month stints at time. This system was in place in the Dubrovnik republic until 1806, when Napoleonic forces ended its sovereignty. Now, you can explore the halls of this public palace. The internal courtyard stands as the most memorable feature, but there is also the city museum on the second floor. Here, you'll find antique furniture and works from local artists. You should also examine the bizarre collection of clocks. Reviews of the palace are generally positive; however, the museum lacks much warm praise. One TripAdvisor user reports: "The building itself is lovely, with a beautiful staircase in the courtyard. However, I found the actual exhibits rather boring."

Sandwiched between the Dubrovnik Cathedral and St. Blaise Church, the Rector's Palace occupies the best real estate in Old Town right on the water and at the end of Stradun, old town's main street. Admission costs about 40 HRK (or about $8 USD). The palace is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round with extended hours till 6 p.m. in the summer. For more information, check out the Dubrovnik Museums website.

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