Photo du Jour: The Rector’s Palace by Night – Dubrovnik


To celebrate our arrival in Dubrovnik earlier this week, we strolled along its glimmering stone streets by night. Many of the city’s visitors had taken to the cruise ships, and we had the city’s streets much to ourselves (well, certainly much more so than on a bustling summer evening).

Here is the Rector’s Palace as well as the Assumption Cathedral. The Rector’s Palace served as the seat of government for the Republic of Ragusa for more than five centuries. The cathedral, which was built during the 17th century, sustained some damage during the Siege of Dubrovnik in 1991, but like much of the city, has been restored to perfection.


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Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.


14 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: The Rector’s Palace by Night – Dubrovnik

      1. Hercig Novi is well worth a look, On the Bay of Kotor, Perast would be a nice place to stay, Kotor of course and Lovcen National Park. I didn’t really like Budva and Sveti Stefan was closed and I don’t think that you can just wander in anyway. We stayed at a boutique hotel at Kamaria, the Casa del Mare, close to the ferry port on the Bay of Kotor which I mocked a little but it was really quite nice. This is my first post of about six about Montenegro:

      2. Enjoyed your posts, Andrew. I’ve been to Budva once, but seemed to have missed the old town. If it’s attractive, I’d be happy to return, otherwise, we’re curious to check out Hercig Novi, Kotor and Sveti Stefan. Have you been to Albania? That’s where we’re considering heading next.

      3. I had a bit of a plan to go to Albania but the Foreign Office advice about driving there rather put me off. Be careful about Sveti Stefan, the attractive peninsular on the postcards is an up-market hotel and I am not sure if it is possible to visit it. It is worth checking out before setting out – we had a wasted journey! Kotor is wonderful but is now on the cruise ship itinerary so can get a bit overrun when 2,000 people come ashore all at the same time!

      4. Thanks so much for the pointers, Andrew. We won’t be driving, and I’m quite happy since I’ve read that it can be a bit challenging in this region. (I drove in Croatia a few years ago, but I think Montenegro and Albania’s roads might be even a bit more rugged.)

        Kotor sounds a bit like Dubrovnik then (with the sea of cruise ship visitors), just a bit smaller of a space to absorb all those visitors.

    1. Thank you, Carol.

      In Trogir, I wasn’t so surprised that we had the city much to ourselves, but in Dubrovnik, I was. In the summer months, Dubrovnik’s bustling by day and by night. Understandably so.

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