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Marin Drzic's House

Marin Drzic's House © Sailko
Marin Drzic's House © Sailko

Croatia's best-known literary genius, Marin Drzic, has been immortalised by turning his Dubrovnik home into a museum which introduces visitors to the writer with a 40-minute presentation on his life and work. Drzic was born in Dubrovnik, probably in 1508, and he was a popular playwright, entertainer and even musician. The house itself has been restored to reflect the 16th-century Renaissance period that Drzic lived in and you can see what his room may have looked like, a 16th-century stage set featuring some of his famous characters, and an interesting, narrow, lecture hall.

The Marin Drzic House is more than just a memorial, it is a theatrical museum and exhibition space; the museum collects theatrical material for study and further dissemination and it is the only institution of its kind in Croatia. The museum has a collection of posters, programmes and photographs from performances of Drzic plays all over the world. The exhibition is a good introduction for visitors to the history and culture of Dubrovnik itself; however, travellers who are not interested in Croatian literature and theatre may find the museum dull.

Address: Siroka ulica 7

Website: muzej-marindrzic.eu/en