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Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik

Old Town Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Casualties of war are more than just statistics.....

.....they are real people and this little room brings this home with photos of the local men who... read more

Reviewed yesterday
raggersparkin
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Otley, United Kingdom
A war memorial

It is understandable that Dubrovnik wants to remember its recent war but I was a little surprised... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sus1952
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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Old Town Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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"who lost their lives"
in 25 reviews
"sponza palace"
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"homeland war"
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"moving tribute"
in 9 reviews
"who gave their lives"
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"brave men"
in 7 reviews
"recent history"
in 15 reviews
"sad reminder"
in 3 reviews
"young lives"
in 3 reviews
"small exhibition"
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"clock tower"
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"old town"
in 18 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"pile gate"
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"defending"
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Reviewed yesterday

.....they are real people and this little room brings this home with photos of the local men who gave their lives fighting for their homeland in the early 90's conflict. This area is beautiful to visit and a small part of anyone's time here should...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is understandable that Dubrovnik wants to remember its recent war but I was a little surprised to find this memorial tucked into a corner of the Sponza Palace. All wars are cruel but civil wars, and this is really what the conflict of the...More

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room captures the human toll of the relatively recent problems associated with the break up of Yugoslavia. It features a picture of each of the fallen and has a visual of some scenes from the conflict when the down was under attack.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is a small building that looks like a church. There room inside is filled with the pictures of the local boys who fought in the Croatian War 1990's and lost their lives. It is extremely sad, but you feel their spirit and learn about...More

Thank Faye G
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were surprised by how emotional we felt visiting this small (free) exhibition of photographs of the young people who died as a result of the conflict, larger ones of the bombardment and damage caused, and a film on a small screen; there is a...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

As you walk into the Sponza Palace is on your left. It’s free of charge and well worth a visit. It won’t take long to go round and look at the photos, but it gives you a sense of the toll the war took on...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A moving tribute to those who lost their lives defending Dubrovnik during the homeland war. Well worth a visit

Thank bring0ntheh0lidays
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Not Sign posted, a local even told me it isn't there any more! Poor signage which is a shame because this was high on my list. Not on any of the tourist maps and not where it is on Google maps. Dissapointed.

Thank TUMBO10
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The museum is very small and yo have to really look for it. Once you are inside it is packed with history in English and photos

Thank napacapt
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Again a very moving tribute the volunteers who died in war of 1991-1995 tragic really ! A fitting memorial .....

Thank alanlowne
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