Christian Dubrovnik Walking Tour, Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is one of the most famous spots on the Adriatic shore, because it's also an important port. It is a city with a lot of history and culture, as proven by its impressive cultural and architectural heritage. Christian sites are a "must see" in Dubrovnik, and they are found as and in monasteries, churches and other monuments. Discover them by following the next walking tour.
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Christian Dubrovnik Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Christian Dubrovnik Walking Tour
Guide Location: Croatia » Dubrovnik (See other walking tours in Dubrovnik)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Author: emma
St Saviour's Church

1) St Saviour's Church

This marvelous old house of worship is a main attraction in the old part of Dubrovnik. The building was erected in honor of Jesus Christ, in recognition for the town being spared from a great earthquake that hit in the early 1500s. In fact, you can find a monument to that fact located on the front side of the building. Construction was finished in 1528. The famed Petar Andrijich was the designer and architect of the church.

The overall design is in the shape of a Gothic cross. There is a vault that is ribbed, and there is one nave. The overall design of the outer walls is also Gothic, even down to the classic pointed windows. A keen observer of architecture will note, however, the bits and pieces of Renaissance stylings in the main building, as well as in some of the trimming.

This church is very important to the city because it is one of the only buildings that actually survived the earthquake that struck the region in 1667. So, it is very important to the city’s history. Make sure to see the beautiful Onofrio fountain that is located inside the Pile Gate at the location.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Franciscan Monastery

2) Franciscan Monastery (must see)

The Friary of St. Francis of Dubrovnik was organized in 1317. The original structure that housed the local religious order was pretty much destroyed during the earthquake of 1667. The group did rebuild their home afterwards, and incorporated more modern styles of architecture into their new structure. So like many buildings in the area, it displays elements of Baroque and Renaissance style architecture. The main component of the building that survived the earthquake was the old cloister.

In 1991, the war that engulfed the town also did some damage to this old monastery. The library and bell tower suffered the most. Repairs have been made though.

Access to the monastery can be gained from the St. Saviour Church. While there, make note of the door that you walk through, as it is one of the oldest surviving pieces of the original building. This piece was added in 1499, and represents a classic style known as Venetian Gothic.

There is a wonderful little museum located here also, that many people miss. It only costs $1.75 (U.S.) to tour it. It is open to the general public every day from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. during the summer. In winter, the hours vary a lot, mostly around issues with the weather. You may wish to call ahead to get hours at 385/26-345.
Serbian Orthodox Church

3) Serbian Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church is a relatively new addition to the town, in terms of the local churches. It was constructed in 1865. The reason for this is that the local Serbians were not allowed to build a formal house of worship within the city limits until just a few years before the construction of the building. After that point, it has remained a house of prayer since. There are not as many members around anymore, as many of the Serbians left the area during the war of 1991.

Anyone of any denomination is allowed to purchase and light votive candles here. The local congregation is happy to share that honor.

Upon entrance, one will be able to see the many icons of Cretan and Byzantine origin here. Just next door, there is also a museum that displays even more of the old icons from the church. Go up to the second floor to see them.

The church is free to visit for anyone who wishes to come. The museum has a nominal entrance fee. The building is open seven days a week.
St Ignatius Church

4) St Ignatius Church (must see)

This is a fine example of an old Jesuit style Roman Catholic Church. It is located on the very southern edge of the old part of Dubrovnik. Construction of the facility was started in 1665, and was delayed for a bit during the great earthquake of 1667. Completion of the project happened in 1725. The designer was Ignazzio Pozzo.

Like many such buildings owned by the Jesuit community, this local house of worship was modeled after the Gesu in Rome. This is the main headquarters for the Order. The overall architectural style is done in Baroque. The square in front of the church is a very popular spot for gatherings in the city. It is also decorated with a beautiful stairway, which is a classic example of Baroque style.

There is a small college associated with the complex here as well, which is worth a look. You will want to make note of some of the fine examples of art throughout. The fresco paintings here are quite beautiful. The bell is also the oldest in all of town.
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

5) Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin (must see)

The Assumption Church is an impressive structure that has undergone a lot of change over the years. The original cathedral was a Byzantine style church that was built in the 6th Century. So, a church of one type or another has been here a very long time. The whole building was redone in a construction phase that lasted over one hundred years, starting in the 12th Century. At that time, a more Romanesque style of design was incorporated into the building. Local legend has it that the change was financed by King Richard the Lionheart after he was rescued here during his campaigns. Like most buildings in Dubrovnik, this one was badly damaged during the great earthquake of 1667 and rebuilt in a Baroque style.

On the inside, there is a beautiful painting of the assumption of Mary, done by Titian around 1552 A.D. There is also a copy of Raphael’s “Virgin of the Chair” painting here. The local sacred art collection is also worth a look, and is typical of the type of work being done here during the 1500s.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Church of St. Blaise

6) Church of St. Blaise (must see)

The church is named after the local patron saint of Dubrovnik. He was also the local head and protector of the old Ragusian Republic here. The local church holds a feast in his honor on the 3rd of February each year. The church has some of the relics of the man as well: both of his hands, and a bit of bone from his face are held here.

The church was formed in the 14th Century, and was originally built in the very popular Romanesque style, as much of the construction was done here in that time frame. The great earthquake of 1667 damaged the building extensively. It was totally lost in a fire in 1706. Afterward, the church was rebuilt in a Baroque style, completed in 1714.

On the inside of the church, you will want to see the beautiful golden statue of St. Blaise, who is holding a model of what the city looked like during the 15th Century. It is located on the main altar of the church.

Visiting this site is free of charge, so that is a real deal. The church is open for visitation daily from 8:00 a.m. until noon, and then again from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Dominican Monastery

7) Dominican Monastery (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. There is also a working medieval well here, and a decent museum to visit. It has some great examples of local and regional religious art. The old bell tower here is worth seeing.

The stairway here 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 whose name was Bonino. There is a statue of St. Dominique here as well, depicting the founder of the Dominican Order. Also deserve mention are the newer Gothic arch and the statue of Christ here.

Opening hours: Everyday from 6 AM to 7 PM and until 9 PM on Wednesday and Thursday.

Walking Tours in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Create Your Own Walk in Dubrovnik

Create Your Own Walk in Dubrovnik

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dubrovnik is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Dubrovnik Museums and Galleries Tour

Dubrovnik Museums and Galleries Tour

Being the religious and cultural center of the Dalmatia region, Dubrovnik boasts an incredible historical heritage. This heritage is manifested by the large number of cultural establishments in the city, among which there are numerous museums and galleries. Check them out by following the steps of this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Dubrovnik is one of the most visited cities of Croatia. It's a historical destination, packed with points of interest and many monuments. Most of the attractions situated in Dubrovnik are to be found in the old city area that was actually listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Find the most famous sights of Dubrovnik in the next walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Daily Life Tour in Dubrovnik

Daily Life Tour in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, like many other famous destinations, offers a great deal of cultural and entertainment attractions. Most of them are situated inside the Old Town of Dubrovnik, this being the most visited by tourists. If you get tired of the popular attractions, go discover the daily life of Dubrovnik outside the old town, where you can see where local people hang out. If you are interested in what the simple life in Dubrovnik is like, follow the steps of the next walking tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Specialty Shopping Tour in Dubrovnik

Specialty Shopping Tour in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a very dynamic and colorful destination. With a nickname like "Pearl of the Adriatic", it offers many attractions for visitors. Besides its cultural and historical heritage, Dubrovnik can offer a great shopping experience, especially if you like to shop for local specialties. Follow the steps of the next walking tour to discover shops and markets of the Old Town of Dubrovnik.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km