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The Prince's Palace is located in the Old Town of Dubrovnik and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Prince's Palace was built in the 15th century, in the Gothic style and early Renaissance. Throughout the history of its existence, the palace has suffered many disasters: fires, explosions of gunpowder, earthquakes, therefore, over the centuries it was rebuilt and completed. After the last, most powerful, earthquake in 1667, the palace was badly damaged and restored only in 1738.
Previously, a prince lived in the palace, who was once a month elected from the board of the Dubrovnik republic ... Above the entrance, there was an inscription that said that one should forget personal affairs and think only about the state. It is noteworthy that the prince, living in the palace, could not go out on personal matters, it was only possible to leave the palace on state affairs or in case of illness.
The princely palace had living rooms for the prince, a meeting room, a personal an office, a warehouse for weapons, a powder magazine, a court and even a prison. In addition, the keys to the city gates were kept here, which were closed every night.
Today, the palace houses the city museum, where most of the rooms correspond to the historical setting to convey a more authentic atmosphere of that time ... In the museum you can see original furniture, coats of arms and portraits of Dubrovnik patricians, a collection of minted coins of the Republic of Dubrovnik, original keys to the city gates and several copies of state documents.
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