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Dubrovnik Chatedral

The first Dubrovnik Cathedral was built on the southern part of the Isle of Laus in the 7th/8th century in late antique and Byzantine style. It was dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and named the Assumption Church. In the 12th century a Romanic cathedral was built on the same spot. According to a legend, the English King Richard the Lion Heart had it built on his way back from Palestine in 1.192…

City Walls

Built: from 13 to 17 century Style: most influential Gothic and Renaissance styles Architect: Paskoje Miličević, Juraj Dalmatinac, Michelozzo of Florence, Onofrio and Simeon della Cava, etc. Served as: fortification system for defence of the city Marked for: 1940 long consist of the main city wall, sixteen towers, three forts, six bastions, two angular fortifications, with three bulwarks nizomtoreta, three bright and breakwaters and two town drawbridge   Like a wast stone curtain on the…

Revelin Fortress

The Revelin fortress also has a particular place in the fortified architecture of the city, standing on a prominent site and reflecting the city’s power. It was built at the eastern entrance to the city, at Ploče Gate, to defend the eastern approach and the harbour. Each fortress of the Dubrovnik fortification complex, with its own powerful shape and its dominating strategic position, speaks its role through the long and turbulent history of Dubrovnik. They…

St. John's Fortress

When you take a walk from Stradun to the harbour, exhausted from the crowd and steps, wishing to get close to the sea, you will find yourself before a dream-like scene. The old harbour is a necklace of boats, embraced with a mighty fort, the old St. John’s Fortress, stretching out like a fist from the south side to protect and defend. If you approach the City from the sea, you will be welcomed by…

Franciscian Monastery

Location: Stradun; west side Built: started in 1337 Style: Romanesque-Gothic style Architects: Mihoje Brajkov from Bar; Leonard and Petar Petrović Remarkable for: Cluster Old Farmacy Pieta Library of incunabulas, old manuscripts, etc. Paintings by Franjo Matijin, Angelo Bizaman, Lovro Dubričević, Francesco Palmerini Currently serves as: Monastery and Farmacy   Close to the western side of the city walls, the Franciscan Male Braće Monastery stretches from Stradun up to the tall tower of Minčeta. The mendicant…

Minčeta Fortress

Dramatically poised on the highest point of the City of Dubrovnik overlooking the sea and land at every possible danger that might threaten its residents, this powerful and monumental fortress is today a real symbol of Dubrovnik and a monument of high historical value. It is a witness of turbulent times and many secrets inherited across numerous centuries. If a step back in time is taken, it can be found that Minčeta was initially a…
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