Old Town - Places of Worship
15 imagesThe present Cathedral of Assumption was built in the Roman Baroque style in the late 1600s on the foundation of several former cathedrals dating from the seventh to the 12th century. Finished in 1713, the portal of the facade is flanked by four Corinthian columns. The deep niches in the facade contains statues of Saint Blaise (patron saint of Dubrovnik) and Joseph with Child. The lateral sides of the cathedral are rather plain, articulated by pillars and semicircular windows. The building features a high nave, separated by massive columns from the two aisles, three apses and a grand Baroque dome at the intersection of the nave and the transepts.
29 imagesOld Town, Dubrovnik, houses many churches, five of which I was able to photograph. Not all churches are open to tourists.
18 imagesThe Franciscan order arrived in Dubrovnik around 1234 and the first Franciscan monastery was built in the 13th century. Unfortunately, threatened with war, it was demolished to prevent its use by the enemy in the eventual case that the City might be besieged. Although work was continued throughout centuries, the new Romanesque monastery was constructed in 1317 and the Friars Minor pharmacy was established as the public pharmacy, as well as for the needs of the monks. The establishment of the pharmacy provided a steady income to the order and solved their materialistic needs.