Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin - Velika Gospa, Dubrovnik
We walked up to the Katedrala but we did not go inside, Legend says that the Cathedral was Financed by Richard the Lionheart after he survived a terrible storm just of the coast near to Lokrum, it is said that at the heightof the storm the King vowed that if he survived he would build a great church, on hearing of this pledge some Ragusan nobles sent a delegation to Richard and persuaded the King that his money would best be used to build a Church in Dubrovnik rather than Lokrum
(summer) 09:00 - 17:00 monday to Saturday. 11:00 - 1700 Sundays
(Winter) 09:00 - 1200, 15:00-1700 Monday to Saturday, 1100-1200 Sundays
Dubrovnik's Cathedral stands in the center of Poljana Marin Dr?ić, close to Rector's Palace. The present cathedral was built according to plans by Italian architect Buffalini from Urbino, and was completed in 1713. It was erected on the ruins of the romanesgue cathedral heavily damaged by the great earthquake by in recent years reconstruction has revealed evidence of an even earlier cathedral, dating from the seventh century (Byzantine). The Cathedral ttreasure can be seen in the museum here but we gave this a miss - in fact the interior was quit plain compareed to many other churches we have seen - its far more interesting on the outside - even better at night when its lit up beautifully.
The first church was destroyed in 1667 earthquake, like a lot of the town structures. That first church from 6-7th century and then another was from 1198 and constructed as Romanesque style and completed after about 200 years. This building is from 1672 and it took about 40 years to complete. It is rather plain inside and not ornate. The treasury basically did not impress me and all was crammed into a small room by the alter. Price was $3 and not worth it. There was a small display of a few items(said to be 200-not), but I would not consider it a treasury worth seeing
This Catholic Baroque cathedral was built after the earthquate in 1667 but there were previous churches at the same site since the 6th century. The notable feature is the The Assumption by Titian (around 1552 painting) at the alter. The church has its own treasury containing a number of important relics and treasures such as Gold plated limbs and skull of St Blaise and a fragment of the True Cross. The church's interior decoration was designed by Italian and Dalmatian artists.
Unfortunately, photographs are not permitted inside the church.
The dome of Dubrovnik’s Cathedral makes a significant contribution to the Old Town’s skyline and is one it’s most famous sights. The Baroque Cathedral was built between 1670 and 1713 and replaced an earlier Romanesque Cathedral dating from the 12th century, which had been completely destroyed in the 1667 earthquake. During reconstruction, evidence of an even earlier Byzantine era church, possibly dating from the 6th century, was discovered.
The church displays many beautiful works of religious art and posses a variety of important reliquaries and what is purported to be a piece of the true cross, as well as valuable silver statues and sculptures.
Dubrovnik Cathedral (Church of the Assumption) has a Latin cross plan with three high naves.
The original Church of the Assumption was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and severely damaged in the 1667 earthquake.
The cathedral was rebuilt follo in the baroque style.
A gold-plated skull, arm, and leg that once were part of St. Blaise are reason enough to visit this cathedral.
Chatedral (7th, 12th & 18th century)
The present Dubrovnik cathedral was built according to plans by Italian architect Buffalini from Urbino, and was completed in 1713. It was erected on the ruins of the romanesgue cathedral heavily damaged by the great earthquake. The cathedral was reconstructed in 1986, but in 1981, before reconstruction began, archeologists made a sensational discovery which showed that in the lower strata of the building there were the remains of another, even more ancient and previously unknown cathedral dating from the seventh century.
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is a Baroque church built after the earthquake in 1667. It is open 9am-noon and 3pm-8pm daily.
Next to it is the Cathedral Treasury which has a collection of about 200 reliquaries including the arm of St. Vlaho (St. Blaise). Hours are 9am-noon and 3pm-7pm daily. Admission is charged.
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin was built in the 18th century after almost complete destruction in the earthquake of 1667 of the former Romanesque cathedral.