All trade routes of the Dubrovnik Republic led to and through this beautiful palace, one of the most beautiful palaces of this city. The Dubrovnik trade spirit knew how to give itself a proper frame; The Dubrovniks confirmed their wealth and culture by building this magnificent palace with its impressive façade.
Today, Dubrovnik's most valuable history documentary is kept quietly and dignified in the Sponza Palace: the Dubrovnik Archive with materials from Dubrovnik's oldest history and its region from all past centuries to the present day. The palace itself is in its own way one of the most valuable documents of this archive. Unharmed in the earthquakes, he has survived the ages to show all the magnificent palaces the once mighty and rich Dubrovnik had before the cataclysm.