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“You must visit this when you take the cable car”

Museum of Croatian War of Independence
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Ranked #25 of 194 things to do in Dubrovnik
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This museum is far more extensive than the display in the Sponza Palace. It gives much detail about the siege of Dubrovnik in 1991-2, of which we were unaware. The video of the bombing and shelling that came from land, sea, and air was all too real. It is very well documented in English. The level of destruction in Dubrovnik was immense, and seems impossible that it was so completely restored. Unlike the Sponza Palace exhibit, there is a charge for this museum.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This had not been on our list of things to see as the cable car was closed due to high winds. However our taxi driver offered to take us here and I am glad we agreed. Not only does this museum give a great insight into the Croatian war, it is housed in an old Napoleonic fortress overlooking the city.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

It’s both fascinating and terrible that this beautiful city was a warzone just a couple of decades ago. Located in the sturdy structures of the historic Fort Imperial on top of Mount Srđ, the museum’s somewhat hidden behind the cable car station and the lookout. We visited rather late at night and we’re almost the only ones here.
The museum is an extensive document of the siege of Dubrovnik in early 90s, the last violent twitches of former Yugoslavia. The destruction and grim reality of war is very tangible, serving as a good reminder of why war should not be on anyone’s top list of solving problems. The location is appropriate as only a handful of Croats defended this very fort; had they lost, the already damaged city below would have been vulnerable to direct fire from above.
There’s photo of a parade in old town after the war, and among the soldiers there’s someone wearing a Nike jacket. Not all wars are far away in history.

Thank Pasi J
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This is a great Museum, very interesting and informative. Situated at the top of Mount Srd, it can be accessed either via the cable car or simply walk up (or back down again), the choice is yours.

This Museum though takes time and effort to focus on properly. It documents as the name suggests the war for impendence in Croatia, an aim which of course eventually succeeded, or we would not be able to visit this beautiful country in its current form. The story is told through both film and exhibitions, all of which are in both Croatian and English. The images of the bombing of Dubrovnik are devastating in their impact and really make you think about that the inhabitants went through.

Thank GeysirGal
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

First of all, the location of this museum is crazy...at the top of Mt. Srd. I would suggest to any able bodied person the walk up, it is gorgeous and not too long or difficult (but be sure to wear walking shoes as it is a gravel walk way with some loose stones). The museum has a lot of great information on the war. We did not have a guide and did not feel that we needed one. This is definitely a must to do in Dubrovnik.

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