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Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik

Old Town Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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If you don't know it's there, you'll miss it.

This is a small building that looks like a church. There room inside is filled with the pictures of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Faye G
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Brea, California
emotive

We were surprised by how emotional we felt visiting this small (free) exhibition of photographs of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Susan C
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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Old Town Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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"who lost their lives"
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"sponza palace"
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"homeland war"
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"moving tribute"
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"who gave their lives"
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"brave men"
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"recent history"
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"fitting memorial"
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"sad reminder"
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"young lives"
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"small exhibition"
in 5 reviews
"clock tower"
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"old town"
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"worth a visit"
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"pile gate"
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"defending"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank SAHoulwood8284
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 27 April 2018

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 7 April 2018

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 2 April 2018

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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