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Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik

Old Town Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Look left just before entrance to harbour by the clock tower and you'll find this. Fitting memorial... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jacob K
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London, United Kingdom
A moving tribute to the defenders of Dubrovnik

A quiet, thoughtful memorial room within the Sponza Palace by the Bell Tower on the Stradum. Many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marica W
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Old Town Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Reviewed yesterday

Look left just before entrance to harbour by the clock tower and you'll find this. Fitting memorial and information on the 1991 attack on Dubrovnik. In English and Croatian.

Thank Jacob K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet, thoughtful memorial room within the Sponza Palace by the Bell Tower on the Stradum. Many lives lost to ensure the freedom of Dubrovnik. It wouldn't be there today had these local citizens fought so bravely. Please visit.

Thank Marica W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is recent history (1991-2) but we were unaware of the hardship and destruction that Dubrovnik endured. The photos of the faces of the men, mostly young, who died in the defense of the city are hard to look at.

Thank JandJ67
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This is a small but important and very moving exhibition dedicated to the lives of those who fought to defend the city during the siege of Dubrovnik. Essential viewing.

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

I found this extremely sad and very moving. Made all the more poignant after seeing the graves in the main cemetary. I was saddened by some British people talking loudly and laughing while in the memorial room, such a shame people feel its ok to...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

This is a very small exhibition but still worth seeing. It is a relatively cheap exhibition that won't take too much of your time. There is also another section of the building you can see that would also hold some interest for some.

Thank Ana G
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

The museum is dedicated to those who fought to defend Dubrovnik. It is small but the guide provided much history and insight to the war. Interesting visit in the old town of Dubrovnik

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

What a sad reminder to see all the people who lost their lives during the horrible was in the 90's. What's even more sad is that most of them look so young. so heartbreaking to see. it is nice that at least they are being...More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Located at the bottom of stradun, just inside the entrance to Sponza palace, is the memorial room displaying photographs of all those who lost there live during the 1991 Homeland War, within Dubrovnik.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

We ddin't get that much out of this museum other than seeing photos of people who lost lives. Sad, poignant, but not super educational. Also not really organized in a way where we came, we learned something, etc. We didn't really feel educated much about...More

Thank ContessaSF
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