Dominican Monastery, Dubrovnik

Dominican Monastery, Dubrovnik (must see)

The Dominican Monastery of the area is very old, having been established in 1315. Much of the original financing came from the local government. In addition, many local builders volunteered their services to help the Dominican Order get established in Dubrovnik. Sadly, this building was also damaged in 1667 by the great earthquake and had to be rebuilt in places.

It is a classic example of a Gothic cloister, adjoined by a working medieval well here and an old bell tower that combines various architectural styles from the Romanesque to the Baroque. A special treasure of the Dominican monastery, however, is its library with 216 incunabula, numerous illustrated manuscripts, a rich archive with precious manuscripts and documents and an extensive art collection.

The stairway has a balustrade which leads to the south entrance. You will notice the Romanesque style of architecture, which was done by a famous artist from Milan named Bonino. There is a statue of St. Dominique here as well, depicting the founder of the Dominican Order. Also deserving mention are the newer Gothic arch and the statue of Christ.

Why You Should Visit:
If looking to go somewhere peaceful, away from the crowds, this is an excellent place to go to.

Tip:
Buy the Dubrovnik one-day ticket that gives you access to several museums, including this monastery.

Opening Hours:
Fri-Tue: 6am-7pm; Wed, Thu: 6am-9pm

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Dominican Monastery on Map

Sight Name: Dominican Monastery
Sight Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Christian Dubrovnik Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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