Rector’s Palace | Dubrovnik, Croatia

Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 16th century is lit up by the light of the early morning.

The Croatian city of Dubrovnik is an incredible special place to visit, especially when you are interested in historic architecture. There are impressive buildings waiting to be photographed around every corner.

Architectural styles of the Gothic, Baroque and the Renaissance era

The Rector’s Palace of the UNESCO city has a very eventful story to tell. The defence building, which was built on the site of the palace in the Medieval Ages burnt to the ground in 1435. Shortly after that, the city decided to build a new palace. After the construction job changed hands a number of times and fell victim to explosions and even an earthquake, the palace was completed with a massive delay. The Senate of the city was housed in the building in the 16th century, but since 1872, it is home to the History Department of the Museum of Dubrovnik.

Daria fell in love with the facade of the building, which skilfully unites the architectural styles of the Gothic, Baroque and the Renaissance era. I used the deserted streets of Dubrovnik in the early morning hours to capture the Rector’s Palace in a way it might have been resting peacefully on the shiny pavement back in its days in the 16th century.

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