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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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 le ...

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

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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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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

Opening Hours

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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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Fort Revelincity walls and forts, city walls and forts

Fort MinčetaCity walls and forts

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St. Johns FortCity walls and forts

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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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Old PortPublic squares and streets

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Old Portpublic squares and streets, public squares and streets

Onofrio’s Great FountainPublic buildings

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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 ...

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

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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 Columnpublic buildings, public buildings

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

BELL TOWER AND BELL LOUNGEDubrovnik

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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, public buildings

ST. BLAISE CHURCHSacral objects

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ST. BLAISE CHURCHsacral objects, sacral objects

CITY HALL AND MARIN DRŽIĆ’S THEATREDubrovnik

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CITY HALL AND MARIN DRŽIĆ’S THEATREsacral objects, sacral objects

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

RECTOR’S PALACE AND THE CULTURAL-HISTORIC MUSEUMDubrovnik

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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/
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THE LAZARETTOS – QUARANTINESDubrovnik

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Cathedral – TreasurySacral objects

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Cathedral – Treasurysacral objects, sacral objects

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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CHURCH OF ST. SAVIOURsacral objects, sacral objects

FRANCISCAN MONASTERY & MUSEUMSacral objects

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FRANCISCAN MONASTERY & MUSEUMsacral objects, sacral objects

DOMINICAN MONASTERY – MUSEUMSacral objects

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DOMINICAN MONASTERY – MUSEUMsacral objects, sacral objects

ST. SEBASTIAN’S CHURCHSacral objects

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ST. SEBASTIAN’S CHURCHsacral objects, sacral objects

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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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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FORMER CONVENT OF ST. CLAIREsacral objects, sacral objects

ST. NICHOLAS CHURCHSacral objects

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ST. NICHOLAS CHURCHsacral objects, sacral objects

MARITIME MUSEUMPublic squares and streets

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MARITIME MUSEUMpublic squares and streets, public squares and streets

Marin Držić’s House

Široka ulica 7

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

Marin Držić’s HouseDubrovnik

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

RUPE ETNOGRAPHIC MUSEUMDubrovnik

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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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ARHAELOGICAL MUSEUM – EXIBITIONS AT FORT REVELINDubrovnik

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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”Dubrovnik

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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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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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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, sacral objects

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 ...

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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

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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. JohnsCity walls and forts

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