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Houses State Archives

Visited on 16 Nov. A 16th century building. What we liked was the meaningful inscription on the wall, "Falsifying and cheating with the weights is forbidden. While I am... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on 16 Nov. A 16th century building. What we liked was the meaningful inscription on the wall, "Falsifying and cheating with the weights is forbidden. While I am weighing the goods, God is measuring me." (See our pictures) We saw some pictures of soldiers (if memory didn't fail us) in the room to your left once you enter the... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This early 16th century palace was formerly the city's custom's house and mint and looks splendid from the outside. It is now home to the Stae Archives and a Memorial Room of the Dubrovnik Defenders. The courtyard was being used for an exhibition of some paintings of a questionable standard. The documents on display in the archives appeared to be... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The architecture is beautiful but very similar to a lot of other buildings in old town. It's worth a quick peak but certainly not worth paying to go in.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The facade of the Palace is wonderful but on the day I visited there was an artist exhibiting there. I get irritated when present day artists are permitted to exhibit in old buildings and one is expected to pay to see the exhibition. I didn't look at the exhibition but apart from some fascinating copies of old documents which were... More 

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Leicester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Firstly we couldn't find the palace as we couldn't see any signs & wasn't sure if it was the right place. The girl who took our money obviously didn't want to be there and wasn't very inviting. There wasn't much to see inside & like many said its better from the outside

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Thank Michelle081
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Not expensive but nothing to watch in it. There are only copies of old archives - in very poor quality. There is a room with a televison, but the films have no sounds Not any information about what we see. This building is interesting - but only from the street.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I guess that the experience is highly dependent on the exhibition that is going on. The courtyard is beautiful and worth the visit in itself. There was an exhibition of faithful replica of documents in the archives, from the 12th century. Not "only copies of old documents"... but incredible documents close to a thousand year olds showing how dynamic this... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The palace looks nice from to outside and were expecting a lot for the displays inside the building. However, there were only copies of old documents and some awful paintings on display. Not worth the 25 kn.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is a fine building, built from honey coloured stone in the early 16th century with a ground floor Renaissance loggia and a Venetian Gothic three-mullioned window above, surmounted by a statue of St Blaise on the second floor. The building now houses the State Archive and should be enjoyed for its exterior rather than its contents. From the Square... More 

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Thank John L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building. But be warned none of the antiquities mentioned in the guidebooks are on display to the general public. All that was on offer was some non descript modern art and a memorial to the Croatian defenders of 1990. Rather a waste of 25kn each.

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