Marin Držić is one of the most famous sons of Dubrovnik. An accomplished writer, playwright and poet Marin Držić was born in 1508 into a noble Dubrovnik family. He lived a rich and adventurous life; he studied in Italy, travelled extensively and was even involved in a plot to overthrow the Republic.
Located in the heart of the Old City
But it is his writings that brought him fame. His works of tragic comedies are superb examples of European Renaissance literature. With the pieces Pomet, Novela od Stanca, Skup and Dundo Maroje regarded as some of the finest Croatian literature.
His home, located on Siroka Street, in the very heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik contains permanent exhibitions to the author as well as an example of the room where he wrote his most famous prose.
The House of Marin Držić is open through the summer from 9.00am to 10.00pm and in the winter months from 90.00am to 6.00pm, whilst on Mondays from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Entrance is free with the Dubrovnik City Card.