The Dubrovnik Republic kept all the state reserves of wheat, barley and millet in deep silos called Rupe which translates as “holes” into English. The granary is carved out of stone with walls plastered with a water-proof material that prevented penetration of moisture and kept the storage at a temperature of 17 degrees Celsius. The aristocratic republic was never hit by famine thanks to the stored grain in the 9-metre deep holes and financial incentives for both the sailors who sold grain and the population who purchased it.
Converted into the Ethnographic Museum, visitors can now enjoy the display of the story of traditional rural economy and architecture of the Dubrovnik region on the first floor, while folk costumes and textile handwork can be found on the 2nd floor.
Od Rupa 3 | Siroka Ulica (Big Street), 20000 Dubrovnik
Phone: +385 20 412 545
Working hours in winter (16 October – 21 March):
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Tuesdays closed
Working hours in summer (22 March – 15 October):
9 a.m. – 10 p.m., on Tuesdays closed