Ploče Gate

Vrata od Ploča Street

The 15th century Ploče Gate leads to the suburban area of Ploče and is situated near Revelin Fort. ...

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Vrata od Ploča Street

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Today it's always open but during the Dubrovnik Republic the drawbridge was lifted every night.

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The 15th century Ploče Gate leads to the suburban area of Ploče and is situated near Revelin Fort.

It consists of inner and outer gate with stone bridges. Above the inner gate stands Asimon Tower. The outer bridge has a wooden drawbridge. Above the Ploče Gate there is a stone statue of St. Blaise, the City patron.

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Buža Gate

R.Bošković Street

The north city entrance Buže was created in the city walls in 1907. ...

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R.Bošković Street

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always open

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The north city entrance Buže was created in the city walls in 1907.
The street is named after Ruđer Bošković, Croatian 18th century scientist, physicist, astronomer and poet.

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Buža Gatecity walls and forts

Stradun is colloquially called Placa and is the main open urban area of Dubrovnik. It's 300 m ...

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Stradun

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Always open

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Stradun is colloquially called Placa and is the main open urban area of Dubrovnik. It's 300 m (1000 ft) long and it is the venue of all public feasts and processions. Stradun is also the main commercial street of the City.

Prior to the 1667 earthquake it was lined with luxurious palaces. Todays Stradun was constructed after the earthquake. According to the project approved by the Republic Senate all the Baroque houses along it have almost identical height and facades with shops on the street level.

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Stradun – Placapublic squares and streets

Fort Revelin

outside the City Walls near Ploče gate

The lower part of the fort was built in 1463 in the shape the City model held by St. Blaise on the t ...

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outside the City Walls near Ploče gate

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for timetable go to The City walls

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The lower part of the fort was built in 1463 in the shape the City model held by St. Blaise on the triptych painted by Nikola Božidarević around 1500. The fort protected the eastern part of the City from the mainland and the entrance to the City Harbour.

In 1538 the fort was strengthened and enlarged in the form of an irregular square. It has three entrances.

Today the interior of the fort and its terraces are venues for archaeological exhibitions, banquets, weddings, concerts by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and for Dubrovnik Summer Festival performances.

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Pile Gate

Vrata od Pila Street

Pile gate is one of the starting points when visiting Dubrovnik. When you pass through its outer and ...

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Vrata od Pila Street

Opening Hours

Today it's always open, but during the Dubrovnik Republic the drawbridge was lifted every night.

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Pile gate is one of the starting points when visiting Dubrovnik. When you pass through its outer and inner gate you arrive at Stradun – main city's promenade.

Stone bridge with wooden drawbridge leads from Revelin Forth to outer gate built in the 16th century. Above it's renaissance arch there is the statue of the city’s patron saint St Blaise, the work of Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović. Inner gate was built in the15th century.

By the Inner Pile Gate the main entrance to the City walls is situated.

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Fort Bokar

South-east part of the City Walls, Od Puća 20

Bokar Fort is semicircular tower with beautiful cornices designed by the Florentine architect Michel ...

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South-east part of the City Walls, Od Puća 20

Opening Hours

Jan- Feb- 10am - 3pm
Mar - 9am - 3pm
Apr - May - 9am - 6.30 pm
Jun - Jul - 8am - 7.30pm
Aug - 15 Sep - 8am - 7pm
15 Sep - Oct - 9am - 6pm
Nov - Dec- 9.00 am - 3pm

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Bokar Fort is semicircular tower with beautiful cornices designed by the Florentine architect Michelozzi in the 15th century.

It defended the City Gate, the bridge and the moat at Pile.

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Fort Bokarcity walls and forts

Fort Minčeta

north-western part of the City Walls

Fort Minčeta is a large circular tower with massive battlement suspended by stone supporters, situa ...

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north-western part of the City Walls

Opening Hours

Jan- Feb- 10am - 3pm
Mar - 9am - 3pm
Apr - May - 9am - 6.30 pm
Jun - Jul - 8am - 7.30pm
Aug - 15 Sep - 8am - 7pm
15 Sep - Oct - 9am - 6pm
Nov - Dec- 9.00 am - 3pm

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Fort Minčeta is a large circular tower with massive battlement suspended by stone supporters, situated on the highest north-western part of the City.

The first, smaller, quadrangular tower was constructed in 1319. Fort was completed in 1464 by Michelozzo Michelozzi and Juraj Dalmatinac.

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St. Johns Fort

south-east part of the City Walls

The first quadrangular pier tower was constructed in 1346 in order to protect the City harbour in th ...

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south-east part of the City Walls

Opening Hours

Jan- Feb- 10am - 3pm
Mar - 9am - 3pm
Apr - May - 9am - 6.30 pm
Jun - Jul - 8am - 7.30pm
Aug - 15 Sep - 8am - 7pm
15 Sep - Oct - 9am - 6pm
Nov - Dec- 9.00 am - 3pm

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The first quadrangular pier tower was constructed in 1346 in order to protect the City harbour in the south-east.

The present time fort was completed in the 16th century, when the entire complex was enlarged.

Today St. Johns Fort houses the Aquarium and the Maritime Museum. One of the entrances to the walls is also situated here.

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Lovrijenac Fort

on the 37-meters high sea cliff outside the City Walls

A flight of stairs lead from Pile beach to Lovrijenac Fort. ...

Lovrijenac FortCity walls and forts

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on the 37-meters high sea cliff outside the City Walls

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A flight of stairs lead from Pile beach to Lovrijenac Fort.

The Fort was built to protect the western sea access to the City from the Venetian fleet. It was constructed from 11th to 16th century. Walls are 4 to 12m tick.

Above the entrance is famous inscription in Latin: NON BENE PRO TOTO LIBERTAS VENDITUR AURO (Freedom is not sold for all the gold of the world).

In Chapel of St. Lawrence and its courtyard a large number of plays has been performed during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Lovrijenac Fort is also world famous setting for Shakespeares Hamlet.

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A flight of stairs lead from Pile beach to Lovrijenac Fort.

The Fort was built to protect the western sea access to the City from the Venetian fleet. It was constructed from 11th to 16th century. Walls are 4 to 12m tick.

Above the entrance is famous inscription in Latin: NON BENE PRO TOTO LIBERTAS VENDITUR AURO (Freedom is not sold for all the gold of the world).

In Chapel of St. Lawrence and its courtyard a large number of plays has been performed during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Lovrijenac Fort is also world famous setting for Shakespeares Hamlet.

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Gundulić Square

Gundulićeva poljana - Behind the Cathedral, across Bunić Square

In the center of the square there is the statue of Ivan Gundulić, Dubrovnik's 18th century poe ...

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Gundulićeva poljana - Behind the Cathedral, across Bunić Square

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Always open

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In the center of the square there is the statue of Ivan Gundulić, Dubrovnik's 18th century poet. The Statue made in 1892 is the work of Ivan Rendić. Its pedestal is covered with bronze reliefs with scenes from Gundulić's epic poem Osman.
Every morning the Square turns into a picturesque green market where farmers from local villages sell their fruits and vegetables.

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Old Port

Eastern part of the City

Old Port Dubrovnik is surrounded by two breakwaters: Porporela in front of St. John fort and Kaše. ...

Old PortPublic squares and streets

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Eastern part of the City

Opening Hours

Always open

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Old Port Dubrovnik is surrounded by two breakwaters: Porporela in front of St. John fort and Kaše. Apart from them, in the time of the Dubrovnik Republic, several forts protected the port: St Lucas Fort, Fort St John's and Revelin fort.

Today boat lines go to Cavtat, Mlini and Island of Lokrum. Also various sightseeing boat tours depart from the Old Port.

Old Arsenal building in Port was a place where ships were built in the time of the Dubrovnik Republic. When a ship was built vaults were sealed by bricks to hide shipbuilding secrets. When a ship was finished wall was demolished and ship was launched into the sea. Today Arsenal serves as a restaurant with interior arranged as an ancient shipyard.

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Old Portpublic squares and streets

Onofrio’s Great Fountain

Poljana Paskoja Miličevića, at the beginning of Stradun, near Pile gate, opposite the Church of St Saviour

Onofrio's Great Fountain is a 16-sided drinking fountain built by Onofrio de la Cava in the 15t ...

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Poljana Paskoja Miličevića, at the beginning of Stradun, near Pile gate, opposite the Church of St Saviour

Opening Hours

Always open

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Onofrio's Great Fountain is a 16-sided drinking fountain built by Onofrio de la Cava in the 15th century. Originally the fountain had more sculptures but they were heavily damaged in the 1667 earthquake. Today only 16 carved masks from which the water is gushing into the drainage pool are preserved.

Fountain is a part of Dubrovnik’s aqueduct system which Onofrio created by bringing the water from the well in Šumet. The well is located cca 20 km from Onofrio's Great Fountain and this construction was a masterpiece of that time.

To this day, Dubrovnik still receives its water supply from the same water well.

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Onofrio’s Great Fountainstatues and monuments

Orlando’s Column

Luža Square between the Sponza Palace and the Church of St. Blaise

Orlando's column is a 1418 stone column with the figure of a medieval knight in armour carved ...

Orlando’s ColumnStatues and monuments

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Luža Square between the Sponza Palace and the Church of St. Blaise

Opening Hours

Always open

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Orlando's column is a 1418 stone column with the figure of a medieval knight in armour carved into it. The statue is the symbol of the freedom of Dubrovnik along the flag of the Republic that flew upon him on the feast days.

According to the legend Orlando (Rolando) helped to liberate Dubrovnik from Arab pirates in the 8th century.

Today the raising of the "Libertas" flag on the column marks the beginning of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

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Orlando’s Columnstatues and monuments

Sponza palace was built in the 16th century in Gothic-Renaissance style. It has rectangular plan, wi ...

Divona Palace – Dubrovnik State ArchivePublic buildings

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Placa bb

Opening Hours

Reading Room: Mon-Fri 08:15-15:00, Sat 8:15-13:00

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Sponza palace was built in the 16th century in Gothic-Renaissance style. It has rectangular plan, with arcaded portico and atrium. The Palace was the liveliest commercial centre of the City. It also served as the mint and arsenal.

In the 17th century it became the meeting place of members of the "Academy of the Learned", who used to discuss literature, arts and science.

Today it houses the Dubrovnik Archives (DAD).

The Luža Square in front of Sponza Palace is the site of the opening ceremonies of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

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Divona Palace – Dubrovnik State Archivepublic buildings

31-meter high City Bell Tower with a clock is situated near the Guard Building. It was constructed i ...

BELL TOWER AND BELL LOUNGEPublic buildings

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Luža Street

Opening Hours

Winnter: closed, summer: open all day (till 12 am)

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31-meter high City Bell Tower with a clock is situated near the Guard Building. It was constructed in 1444. In 1506 a new bell and two bronze figures were cast by famous maker of Dubrovnik cannons.
Those bronze figures are called Zelenići ("Greens") and they mark the hours with their hammers.
Stability of the tower was weakened after 1667 earthquake , it began to lean over time and had to be rebuild in 1929. At that time the original bronze figures were replaced by thier copies. Originals are now exibited at the Sponza Palace Atrium.

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BELL TOWER AND BELL LOUNGEpublic buildings

ST. BLAISE CHURCH

Luža Square

St. Blaise Church was constructed in 1715 in the Venetian Baroque style, on the site of the old 14th ...

ST. BLAISE CHURCHSacral objects

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Luža Square

Opening Hours

closed due to reconstruction

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St. Blaise Church was constructed in 1715 in the Venetian Baroque style, on the site of the old 14th century Romanesque church.
It was damaged in the 1667 earthquake and completely destroyed by the fire in 1706. Only the silver statue of St Blaise was miraculously undamaged. The statue holds the model of the city and reveals its architecture before earthquake.
St Blaise has been city's patron saint from the 10th century. Today St Blaise's Day, celebrated on 3 February, is also the City of Dubrovnik Day.

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ST. BLAISE CHURCHsacral objects

CITY HALL AND MARIN DRŽIĆ’S THEATRE

Pred Dvorom 1 – City of Dubrovnik Pred Dvorom 3 – Dubrovnik Theatre between the Rector's Palace and the City Bell tower

City Council Palace was built in the 14th century it was connected to Rector's Palace through a ...

CITY HALL AND MARIN DRŽIĆ’S THEATREPublic buildings

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Pred Dvorom 1 – City of Dubrovnik Pred Dvorom 3 – Dubrovnik Theatre between the Rector's Palace and the City Bell tower

Opening Hours

Theatre's box office: 9 am – 12am and 6pm – 8pm
City Hall : Mon - Fri 8 am – 4 pm

Basic Info

City Council Palace was built in the 14th century it was connected to Rector's Palace through an internal doorway with famous inscription "Obliti privatorum publica curate" ("Forget your private business, deal with state affairs").
Palace was completely destroyed in a fire in 1816. At the end of the 19th century the City Hall was erected in the same location. Today this is the administrative centre of Dubrovnik.
Part of this building is the Dubrovnik Theatre and the Gradska Kavana (City Coffeehouse).

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CITY HALL AND MARIN DRŽIĆ’S THEATREpublic buildings

The Rectors Palace was the administrative centre of the Dubrovnik Republic. It got its present-day s ...

RECTOR’S PALACE AND THE CULTURAL-HISTORIC MUSEUMPublic buildings

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Pred Dvorom 1

Opening Hours

9am-6pm Apr-Oct, to 4pm Nov-Mar

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The Rectors Palace was the administrative centre of the Dubrovnik Republic. It got its present-day size with the central atrium and front portico in 1435 after first gunpowder explosions .
The second gunpowder explosion in 1463 destroyed the western facade of the Palace and its facade and portico were restored in Renaissance style.
After the 1667 earthquake the atrium was reconstructed with an impressive Baroque staircase.
The Rector of Dubrovnik lived in the Palace, which also housed the Minor and Major Council hall, the Rectors residence, the courtroom, administration office, prisons, an arsenal and gunpowder store-house.
The Rectors Palace was connected to City Council Palace through an internal doorway with famous inscription "Obliti privatorum publica curate" ("Forget your private business, deal with state affairs").
Today the Rectors Palace houses The Cultural Historical Museum.
http://www.dumus.hr/en/cultural-history-museum/
The Rectors Palace Atrium has excellent acoustics, an

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RECTOR’S PALACE AND THE CULTURAL-HISTORIC MUSEUMmuseums and galleries, public buildings

THE LAZARETTOS – QUARANTINES

Ploče - near eastern entrance to the City

Lazaretto Complex is situated in Ploče, the suburb that used to be the meeting place of merchants a ...

THE LAZARETTOS – QUARANTINESPublic buildings

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Ploče - near eastern entrance to the City

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Lazaretto Complex is situated in Ploče, the suburb that used to be the meeting place of merchants and travellers from the Ottoman Empire.
It consist of eight preserved buildings and five courtyards.
The first quarantine was built there in 1377 for the purpose of isolating the travellers and goods from the eastern countries, where the outbreaks of contagious diseases were frequent.
In 1623 the complex was renovated in order to enable larger boats landing. At that time it was the largest and best organised transit centare with quarantines on the Mediterran.
Today the Lazareti complex is home to local cultural groups, including the famous folklore ensemble Linđo - http://www.lindjo.hr/eng/index.php. It also houses Club Lazareti that plays club, dance, and hip/hop music and newly renovated exhibition space for contemporary independent artists.

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THE LAZARETTOS – QUARANTINESpublic buildings

Cathedral – TreasurySacral objects

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Kneza Damjana Jude 1

Opening Hours

7.30am-6pm

Basic Info

Dubrovnik Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is built on the site of 7th century basilica.
Later Romanesque cathedral with a dome was built thanks to English king Richard the Lionheart. In 1192 he survived a shipwreck near the Island of Lokrum on his way back from the 3rd Crusade and decided to donate the money for the church construction. Church was completely destroyed in the 1667 earthquake.
A new cathedral made in the Baroque style was built from 1672 – 1713. It is a three-nave church with dome and several altars of Late Baroque style. Behind the main altar hangs the famous polyptych of the Assumption of the Virgin made in the workshop of 16th-century italian painter Titian.
Cathedral's treasury is situated to the side of the main altar and is full of gold and silver relics and reliquaries made between the 11th and 17th centuries. The stored wealth was secured with three keys (kept by the Rector, the Bishop and the Republic secretary) and could be unlocked onl

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CHURCH OF ST. SAVIOUR

At the beginning of Stradun, between Pile Gate and Franciscan Monastery

The church was built in the 16th century after an earthquake, as a gratitude for sparing the city fr ...

CHURCH OF ST. SAVIOURSacral objects

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At the beginning of Stradun, between Pile Gate and Franciscan Monastery

Opening Hours

Open only for occasional exhibitions and concerts

Basic Info

The church was built in the 16th century after an earthquake, as a gratitude for sparing the city from even bigger destruction.
It is one of the few buildings to survive the big 1667 earthquake. That's why it can be seen now in its original form, as a fine example of the town's Renaissance architecture.

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CHURCH OF ST. SAVIOURsacral objects

The monastery complex covers a large area from Stradun to the Minčeta Fort. ...

FRANCISCAN MONASTERY & MUSEUMMuseums and galleries

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Placa 2

Opening Hours

summer (last Sun / week in Mar - last Sun / week in Oct): 9am - 6pm
winter: 9am - 2pm

Basic Info

The monastery complex covers a large area from Stradun to the Minčeta Fort.
During the 1667 earthquake old monastry church was completely destroyed. Only the southern doors with an archivolt in the Gothic style and sculpture of the Pieta were preserved. This portal constructed in 1499 is one of the most significant works of the late Gothic period in Dubrovnik.
The cloister built in 14th century is one of the most important masterpieces of the late Romanesque style on Croatian coast.
The pharmacy founded in 1317 is one of the oldest in Europe and is still operating.http://experience.dubrovnik.hr/eng/vodic_novost.php?id=1553#.VFNbhkTmSCw
The library is one of the most significant old libraries in Croatia and in the world. Among its 20.000 items there are lots of old manuscripts, incunabula and 7 church chorales.
The museum collection in the great Renaissance hall includes unique collection of the inventory of the old pharmacy, items from the goldsmith trade, paintings, exhibits of rare l

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DOMINICAN MONASTERY – MUSEUM

Ulica Svetog Dominika 4

The Dominican Monastery, built from the 13th to 15th century, fits into the city walls as a part of ...

DOMINICAN MONASTERY – MUSEUMSacral objects

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Ulica Svetog Dominika 4

Opening Hours

9am-5pm

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The Dominican Monastery, built from the 13th to 15th century, fits into the city walls as a part of the defence complex so the whole astonishing architectural complex can be seen from the City walls.
Elements of the Romanesque, Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance styles are combined here in perfect harmony.
The large, single-naved St Dominics Church is one of the most representative Gothic buildings on the East Adriatic.
Monastery library has more than 220 valuable incunabula and ornamented manuscripts and documents.
Monastery also houses many paintings from the 15th and 16th century school of painting, as well as the large 14th century Crucifix by Paolo Veneziano and the altar piece St Mary Magdalene painted by Titian and his assistants in 1550.
Today its luxuriously ornamented atrium is an ideal stage for poetry recitals that are held there.
Dominican Monastery complex also includes 4 smaller monastery churches not fully integrated into the complex. These are: St. Sebastian church, Chu

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ST. SEBASTIAN’S CHURCH

Ulica Svetog Dominika (St. Dominic Street) – near Ploče Gate

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ST. SEBASTIAN’S CHURCHSacral objects

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Ulica Svetog Dominika (St. Dominic Street) – near Ploče Gate

Opening Hours

Closed

Basic Info

Small St. Sebastian's church with the semicircular Renaissance apse was built in 1466 to protect the city against plague.
In 1808 it was rebuilt and turned into a prison. It's not used as church any more.

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ST. SEBASTIAN’S CHURCHsacral objects

Church of the Annunciation

Ulica Svetog Dominika

The Church of the Annunciation built by by the Renaissance master Petar Andrijić in 1534 is a fine ...

Church of the AnnunciationSacral objects

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Ulica Svetog Dominika

Opening Hours

Closed

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The Church of the Annunciation built by by the Renaissance master Petar Andrijić in 1534 is a fine example of the transitional Gothic and Renaissance style.
In the church interior, there are votive messages written all over the walls. The custom has been retained to the present day.

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CHURCH OF ST. LUCAS

Ulica Svetog Dominika 4

This small, single neve paleo-Croatian church was built from 9th to 11th century. In the lunette abo ...

CHURCH OF ST. LUCASSacral objects

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Ulica Svetog Dominika 4

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This small, single neve paleo-Croatian church was built from 9th to 11th century. In the lunette above the door there are statues of saints carved in the Gothic style in 15th century.
Today the church is used as an art gallery.

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This small, single neve paleo-Croatian church was built from 9th to 11th century. In the lunette above the door there are statues of saints carved in the Gothic style in 15th century.
Today the church is used as an art gallery.

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CHURCH AND CONFRATERNITY

Ulica Svetog Dominika

Rosary church was built in 1594 in mannerist and baroque styles. It was a part of Dominican Monast ...

CHURCH AND CONFRATERNITYSacral objects

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Ulica Svetog Dominika

Opening Hours

Open occasionally as gallery

Basic Info

Rosary church was built in 1594 in mannerist and baroque styles.
It was a part of Dominican Monastery complex. Today it is used as an occasional gallery space

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CHURCH AND CONFRATERNITYsacral objects

FORMER CONVENT OF ST. CLAIRE

Paska Miličevića 4

Convent of St. Claire was the one of the best known among eight convents at the time. It was built d ...

FORMER CONVENT OF ST. CLAIRESacral objects

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Paska Miličevića 4

Opening Hours

Closed (not in function as convent)

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Convent of St. Claire was the one of the best known among eight convents at the time. It was built during the 13th and 14th century.
From the begining it housed a shelter for abandoned children and in 1432 one of the oldest orphanages was established there. The Orphanage building had window where unwanted children used to be left and it can still be seen in the nearby Zlatarićeva Street.
The Napoleons authorities closed the convent and turned it into an ammunition store-house and stable. Today is used for various purposes.

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SIGURATA CHURCH, CONVENT AND MUSEUM

Ulica od Sigurate 13 (Sigurata Street 13) | museum entrance: Ulica Celestina Medovića

Sigurata Church (Transfiguratio Domini) is a small single-nave church with a cupola, dating between ...

SIGURATA CHURCH, CONVENT AND MUSEUMSacral objects

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Ulica od Sigurate 13 (Sigurata Street 13) | museum entrance: Ulica Celestina Medovića

Opening Hours

museum open upon request

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Sigurata Church (Transfiguratio Domini) is a small single-nave church with a cupola, dating between the 9th and the 11th centuries. The side naves and present Baroque facade were added during its reconstruction in the 17th century.
In its foundations the archaeological remains of two 6th century churches were found.
The Museum houses a collection of paintings from the 16th to the 19th century, liturgical items, a 14th century procession cross, two 18th century looms, lacework and embroidery.

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ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH

Prijeko – at the eastern end of the street

The original pre-Romanesque church was a single-nave longitudinal church with a cupola. Its facade i ...

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Prijeko – at the eastern end of the street

Opening Hours

Open only for St Nicholas day (Dec 6th)

Basic Info

The original pre-Romanesque church was a single-nave longitudinal church with a cupola. Its facade is built in the late Renaissance style.
Its interior has pre-Romanesque relief ornamentation, 13th-14th centuries painting of the Madonna and a 16th century painted wood relief of St. Andrew.

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ORTODOX CHURCH AND MUSEUM OF ICONSSacral objects

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Od Puča 8

Opening Hours

May – Nov 9am-2pm, closed on Sundays
Dec-Apr 9am-2pm, closed on Sundays and Sundays

Basic Info

The Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Annunciation was built in 1877. The church has a valuable collection of icons, dating from the 15th to 19th century. They are displayed in the Museum of icons located within the Orthodox Church complex. Museum also houses paintings of famous painter Vlaho Bukovac, as well as facsimile edition of the Gospel by St Miroslav and the Russian printed Gospel in a metal cover.

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ORTODOX CHURCH AND MUSEUM OF ICONSsacral objects

St. Ignatius Church

Poljana Ruđera Boškovića

The Church of St Ignatius is single nave, with side chapels and a semicircular divided apse. Its int ...

St. Ignatius ChurchSacral objects

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Poljana Ruđera Boškovića

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The Church of St Ignatius is single nave, with side chapels and a semicircular divided apse. Its interior is decorated with magnificent Baroque frescoes with scenes from life of St. Ignatius de Loyola painted by Gaetano Garcia.The church belfry houses the oldest bell in Dubrovnik, cast in 1355.

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St. Ignatius Churchsacral objects

Collegium Ragusinum

Poljana Ruđera Boškovića

Famous Jesuit college Collegium Ragusinum leans to the church at the right angle. The building now h ...

Collegium RagusinumPublic buildings

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Poljana Ruđera Boškovića

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Famous Jesuit college Collegium Ragusinum leans to the church at the right angle. The building now houses a classical grammar school. The old library includes over 10.000 volumes with valuable incunabula and manuscripts by Dubrovnik writers.
The elegant convex-concave Baroque staircase from 1738 leads to the Poljana Ruđera Boškovića from the Gundulić Square. It resembles the one in Piazza di Spagna in Rome.

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Collegium Ragusinumpublic buildings

MARITIME MUSEUM

Fort. St. John (1th and 2nd floor) Kneza Damjana Jude 12

The Maritime Museum is located on the first and second floors of Fort St. John. ...

MARITIME MUSEUMMuseums and galleries

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Fort. St. John (1th and 2nd floor) Kneza Damjana Jude 12

Opening Hours

summer (Mar 22 – Nov 2) 9am – 6pm
winter (Nov 3 – Mar 21) 9am – 4pm
closed on Mondays, on Dec 25, Jan 1 and Feb 3 (Feast of St Blaise)

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The Maritime Museum is located on the first and second floors of Fort St. John.
The exhibits give an overview of the development of Dubrovnik maritime trade and shipbuilding from its very start to the World War II and afterwards.

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MARITIME MUSEUMmuseums and galleries

AQUARIUM

Fort. St. John (1th floor) Kneza Damjana Jude 12

The Institute for Marine and Coastal Research runs a small aquarium with diverse Adriatic Sea flora ...

AQUARIUMMuseums and galleries

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Fort. St. John (1th floor) Kneza Damjana Jude 12

Opening Hours

summer 9am – 6pm
winter 9am – 2pm
closed on Mondays and national holidays

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The Institute for Marine and Coastal Research runs a small aquarium with diverse Adriatic Sea flora and fauna displayed in 31 tanks.

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AQUARIUMhistoric site, museums and galleries

Marin Držić’s House

Široka ulica 7

Modern audiovisual presentation shows the visitors life and works of the greatest Croatian Renaissan ...

Marin Držić’s HouseMuseums and galleries

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Široka ulica 7

Opening Hours

Tue – Sun 09.00 – 20.:30h
Monday closed, Closed on public holidays

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Modern audiovisual presentation shows the visitors life and works of the greatest Croatian Renaissance comedist from Dubrovnik, Marin Držić.

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Marin Držić’s Househistoric site, museums and galleries

In 1991, the new permanent display of the Ethnographic Museum was opened in the renovated building o ...

RUPE ETNOGRAPHIC MUSEUMMuseums and galleries

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Od Rupe 3

Opening Hours

9am – 4pm
closed on Tuesdays, on Dec 25, Jan 1 and Feb 3 (Feast of St Blaise)

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In 1991, the new permanent display of the Ethnographic Museum was opened in the renovated building of the Rupe (Hole) Granary.
The Granary, built in 1590, was used to store the municipal grain reserves in 15 large well-containers (silos) cut in stone on the ground floor. The history of the building is illustrated by photographs.
The permanent exhibition illustrates the cultural heritage of the Dubrovnik region.

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RUPE ETNOGRAPHIC MUSEUMmuseums and galleries

The issue of the premises of the Archaeological Museum has not yet been settled; thus there is no pe ...

ARHAELOGICAL MUSEUM – EXIBITIONS AT FORT REVELINMuseums and galleries

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Fort Revelin, ground floor

Opening Hours

10 am – 4 pm, Wednesdays closed
closed on Dec 25, Jan 1 and Feb 3 (Feast of St Blaise)

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The issue of the premises of the Archaeological Museum has not yet been settled; thus there is no permanent display.
Currently there are two exibitions on show in Fort Revelin: Early Medieval Sculpture of Dubrovnik and Environs and Revelin – Archaeological Research / Spatial Development / Foundry.

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ARHAELOGICAL MUSEUM – EXIBITIONS AT FORT REVELINhistoric site, museums and galleries

Exhibits at the museum include part of the museum collection from the very beginnings of the museum ...

NATURAL – HISTORY MUSEUMMuseums and galleries

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Androvićeva 1

Opening Hours

9am – 4pm, closed on Sundays

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Exhibits at the museum include part of the museum collection from the very beginnings of the museum in the late 19th century, thus reviving the Natural Science Office of the time.

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NATURAL – HISTORY MUSEUMhistoric site, museums and galleries

The exhibition Dubrovnik in the Homeland War 1991-1995 is on display in Fort Imperial on Srđ Hill. ...

EXIBITION “Dubrovnik in the Homeland War 1991-1995”Museums and galleries

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Fort Imperial , Srđ Hill

Opening Hours

8am - 6pm
closed on Dec 25, Jan 1 and Feb 3 (Feast of St Blaise)

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The exhibition Dubrovnik in the Homeland War 1991-1995 is on display in Fort Imperial on Srđ Hill. During the Homeland war the fort was the first line of defence of Dubrovnik and it became a symbol for the heroic defence of the city.
The exhibition was opened in 2008, and it's the first phase of the future permanent display of the Homeland War Museum in Dubrovnik.
It consists of 4 thematic units:
1. the fall of the Dubrovnik Republic and the history of Fort Imperial
2. the Serbian-Montenegrin aggression in 1991
3. Victory Days – the liberation campaigns of the Croatian Army
4. the casualties among the population and to the civilian and heritage buildings in the Dubrovnik area

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EXIBITION “Dubrovnik in the Homeland War 1991-1995”historic site, museums and galleries

SYNAGOGUE – MUSEUM

Žudioska ulica 5 (Jewish Street)

Dubrovnik Synagogue was constructed in 1408. It is the worlds oldest active Sephardic synagogue and ...

SYNAGOGUE – MUSEUMSacral objects

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Žudioska ulica 5 (Jewish Street)

Opening Hours

May-Nov 10am-8pm Mon-Fri. Dec-Mar 10am-1pm Mon-Fri. Apr 10am-3pm Mon-Fri

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Dubrovnik Synagogue was constructed in 1408. It is the worlds oldest active Sephardic synagogue and the second oldest synagogue in Europe.
The main floor still functions as a synagogue for Holy days and special occasions.
The Synagogue museum exhibits religious relics and documentation about local Jewish population.
In the past there was a door at the beginning of the street from Stardun that marked a living reserved only for Jews.

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SYNAGOGUE – MUSEUMsacral objects

MOSQUE

Miha Pracata Street 3

The three story building is a former private house donated to the Islamic community by the city of D ...

MOSQUESacral objects

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Miha Pracata Street 3

Opening Hours

10am - 1pm

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The three story building is a former private house donated to the Islamic community by the city of Dubrovnik. It includes a Masjid (place of worship), offices, a Mektebi (religious instruction room), a library and a Youth club.

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MOSQUEsacral objects

CABLE CAR TO SRĐ HILL – Lower station

Lower station: Ulica kralja Petra Krešimira 4. bb

Srđ Hill is a mountain behind the city of Dubrovnik that you can reach with the cable car in less t ...

CABLE CAR TO SRĐ HILL – Lower stationViewpoints

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Lower station: Ulica kralja Petra Krešimira 4. bb

Opening Hours

Jan, Dec 9am-4pm
Feb-Mar, Nov 9am-5pm
Apr-May, Oct 9am-8pm
Jun-Aug 9am-12pm
Sep 9am-10pm
timetable: http://www.dubrovnikcablecar.com/?dubrovnik_excursion=timetable

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Srđ Hill is a mountain behind the city of Dubrovnik that you can reach with the cable car in less than 4 minutes.
The upper cable car station is located at 405 metres above sea level and has 3 terraces equipped with binocular telescopes, a panoramic restaurant, a souvenir shop, restrooms and an amphitheatre for 120 people.
From there you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and the numerous islands.
In nearby Fort Imperial the exhibition Dubrovnik in the Homeland War 1991-1995 is on display.

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City Walls – main entrance

Stradun, Inner Pile gate

The 1.940 metre-long Dubrovnik city walls are one of the most grandiose and preserved fortification ...

City Walls – main entranceCity walls and forts

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Stradun, Inner Pile gate

Opening Hours

Jan- Feb- 10am - 3pm
Mar - 9am - 3pm
Apr - May - 9am - 6.30 pm
Jun - Jul - 8am - 7.30pm
Aug - 15 Sep - 8am - 7pm
15 Sep - Oct - 9am - 6pm
Nov - Dec- 9.00 am - 3pm

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The 1.940 metre-long Dubrovnik city walls built from 8th to the 16th century , encompass the city in an irregularly shaped polygon and are one of the most grandiose and preserved fortification monuments in Europe.
Ramparts consist of main wall on the mainland side, outer wall with 10 semi-circular bastions and a moat. The main wall has 14 quadrangular and 2 circular towers, 2 angular fortifications and 4 bastions.
Fort St. Lawrence (Lovrijenac) at Pile and Fort Revelin at Ploče, although outside the city walls, are also part of the defence system.
The ramparts are up to 25 metres high and from 4 to 6 m thick on the land side and 1.5 to 3m on the sea side.

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City Walls – entrance Fort St. Lucas

Ulica Svetog Dominika (St. Dominic's Street)

The 1.940 metre-long Dubrovnik city walls built from 8th to the 16th century encompass the city in a ...

City Walls – entrance Fort St. LucasCity walls and forts

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Ulica Svetog Dominika (St. Dominic's Street)

Opening Hours

Jan- Feb- 10am - 3pm
Mar - 9am - 3pm
Apr - May - 9am - 6.30 pm
Jun - Jul - 8am - 7.30pm
Aug - 15 Sep - 8am - 7pm
15 Sep - Oct - 9am - 6pm
Nov - Dec- 9.00 am - 3pm

Basic Info

The 1.940 metre-long Dubrovnik city walls built from 8th to the 16th century , encompass the city in an irregularly shaped polygon and are one of the most grandiose and preserved fortification monuments in Europe.
Ramparts consist of main wall on the mainland side, outer wall with 10 semi-circular bastions and a moat. The main wall has 14 quadrangular and 2 circular towers, 2 angular fortifications and 4 bastions.
Fort St. Lawrence (Lovrijenac) at Pile and Fort Revelin at Ploče, although outside the city walls, are also part of the defence system.
The ramparts are up to 25 metres high and from 4 to 6 m thick on the land side and 1.5 to 3m on the sea side.

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City Walls – entrance Fort St. Lucascity walls and forts

City Walls – Entrance Fort St. Johns

south-east part of the City Walls

The 1.940 metre-long Dubrovnik city walls built from 8th to the 16th century , encompass the city in ...

City Walls – Entrance Fort St. JohnsCity walls and forts

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south-east part of the City Walls

Opening Hours

Jan- Feb- 10am - 3pm
Mar - 9am - 3pm
Apr - May - 9am - 6.30 pm
Jun - Jul - 8am - 7.30pm
Aug - 15 Sep - 8am - 7pm
15 Sep - Oct - 9am - 6pm
Nov - Dec- 9.00 am - 3pm

Basic Info

The 1.940 metre-long Dubrovnik city walls built from 8th to the 16th century , encompass the city in an irregularly shaped polygon and are one of the most grandiose and preserved fortification monuments in Europe.
Ramparts consist of main wall on the mainland side, outer wall with 10 semi-circular bastions and a moat. The main wall has 14 quadrangular and 2 circular towers, 2 angular fortifications and 4 bastions.
Fort St. Lawrence (Lovrijenac) at Pile and Fort Revelin at Ploče, although outside the city walls, are also part of the defence system.
The ramparts are up to 25 metres high and from 4 to 6 m thick on the land side and 1.5 to 3m on the sea side.

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Prijeko Street

Prijeko – from Placa turn left to C.Medović Street (near the Franciscan Church)

Prijeko is a parallel street east of Stradun (Placa). 14 steep streets perpendicular to Prijeko lead ...

Prijeko StreetPublic squares and streets

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Prijeko – from Placa turn left to C.Medović Street (near the Franciscan Church)

Opening Hours

Always open

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Prijeko is a parallel street east of Stradun (Placa). 14 steep streets perpendicular to Prijeko lead from hill slopes towards Placa. They were built according to Development plan from 1272.

Houses in Prijeko have picturesque portals, balconies and windows in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style.

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Prijeko Streetpublic squares and streets

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The city of Dubrovnik is a living monument with rich tangible and intangible heritage. It is the economic, cultural and educational centre of southern Dalmatia and the seat of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

The historical centre of Dubrovnik, with its city ramparts, fortifications and the moat, was registered in 1966 as a cultural good in Croatia, and as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, with its 18.8 hectares of land under protection.

ORIGIN

According to the legend, the origin of Dubrovnik is tied to the ruin ofEpidaurus, a Roman city located in the area of today’s Cavtat, whose refugees settled on the cliff called Lave, Laus or Raus and so established Dubrovnik. The archaeological discoveries of numismatic material from the 4th – 3th century B.C. within the historical perimeter of Dubrovnik testifies to the existence of a settlement in the area as early as the Hellenistic period.

The Latin name of Dubrovnik – Ragusium – comes from the Greek word ragousa, meaning a rugged island covered with cracks.  “Dubrovnik”, its Slavic name, comes from “dubrava” = “forest”, as it covered the slopes of Mount Srđ.

The original settlement was formed on the highest part of the peninsula in todays area known as St Mary’s, which was connected to the land  at its western part and sheltered in a deep cove appropriate for anchoring. The location – defined from the sea side by steep cliffs, up to 35 metres high, and from the north by a large and sufficiently steep natural slope – offered relative security to the settlement.

CITY WALLS

Dubrovnik’s current form was shaped in the 13th century. The walls were systematically modernised right up to 1660, when the last bastion was finished. The walls have been its conditio sine qua non, uttered, eternalised and celebrated to this day with the famous inscription carved in the lintel at the gate of Fort Lawrence: Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro – Freedom should not be sold for any gold.

The walls consist of the city walls proper, sixteen towers, three fortresses, six bastions, two corner fortifications, three bulwarks with rows of turrets, three moats, two flank fortresses, one breakwater, and two drawbridges. At some points up to 25 metres high, the main wall is 4 –6 m thick on the land side and 1,5– 3 m on the sea side. (Mislim da je obratno!)

STRADUN (PLACA)

The 300m (1000 ft) long Placa (or Stradun as it is called colloquially by the inhabitants of Dubrovnik) is the main open urban area of Dubrovnik. It is the venue of all public feasts and processions, but also the main commercial street of the City.

DUBROVNIK SUMMER FESTIVAL (Dubrovačke ljetne igre)

Dubrovnik Summer Festival, founded at the beginning of the 1950s, is held every summer between 10 July and 25 August on more than 70 oper-air venues of the city. Rich programme includes classical music, theatre, opera and dance. Many famous artists and orchestras performed at the festival, contributing to its prestige worldwide.

The principal distinguishing feature of the festival is the importance of ambience. Hamlet at the Fort Lovrijenac, soon became an ideal  world known setting for this drama. Equally attractive were the performances of Goldonis Fishermens Quarrels in the old city harbour, renaissance comedies and mystery plays taking place in the city squares and so on.

http://www.dubrovnik-festival.hr/en/

DubrovnikThe Walled “Pearl of the Adriatic”

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