The Sponza Palace, Palača Sponza, or Divona, a 16th-century palace in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The rectangular building with an inner courtyard was built in a mixed Gothic and Renaissance style between 1516 and 1522 by Paskoje Miličević Mihov. The loggia and sculptures were crafted by the brothers Andrijić and other stonecutters.
The palace has served a variety of public functions, including as a customs office and bonded warehouse, mint, armoury, treasury, bank and school. It became the cultural center of the Republic of Ragusa with the establishment of the Academia dei Concordi, a literary academy, in the 16th century. It survived the 1667 earthquake without damage. The palace's atrium served as a trading center and business meetingplace. An inscription on an arch testifies to this public function: #galaxys10th #storytelling #enjoylife #life #journey #travel #travelling #nofilter #dubrovnik #dubrovnikcroatia #croatia #sponzapalace - 1 hour ago