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Ethnographic Museum or the Museum of Rupe (Dubrovnik)







Description of the Ethnographic Museum or the Museum of Rupe

Ethnographic Museum or the Museum of Rupe is dedicated to livelihood of common residents of Dubronik. It is found in the former city granary that was constructed in 1543. In the medieval times was stored in 15 deep dry wells that were cut in the solid rock of the mountains. After tat residents covered the inside walls with waterproof plaster to keep moisture out of food stores for the whole city. The total capacity of the old granary is around 1200 tones, which was enough for the whole population of the medieval Dubrovnik. Today it offers exposition of traditional folk costumes as well objects of everyday life. The ground floor of the Ethnographic Museum of the city houses a permanent exhibition of folk art of Croatia.








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