Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik

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  • Dome of St. Blaise'S seen from the city walls
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    St. Blaise looking down from his church
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    St. Blaise's church

    by Airpunk Written Aug 11, 2013

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    St. Blaise Church, Dubrovnik
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    St. Blaise is the patron saint of Dubrovnik and the devotion to the saint has always played an important role in the city. The guy is even shown on the Republic's flag so of course, there has to be a church with his name as well. Like the Cathedral, the current church of St. Blaise is a baroque building which replaced a medieval one after the 1667 earthquake. The church of St. Blaise was finished in 1714 and does not stand behind the cathedral in terms architectural details while it is only slightly smaller. It has the shape of a Greek cross and a large dome in the middle. Note the statue of St. Blaise on top of the church as well as the gold and silver one behind the main altar.

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    Church of St. Blaise

    by antistar Updated May 29, 2013

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    Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik's guardian angel is St. Blaise, who has a mundane patronage to those with ailments of the throat. He became their patron after saving the life of a child from a rogue fish-bone stuck in the throat. He was known as a healer, whom even sick animals would come to for restitution. Unfortunately he couldn't heal himself after his skin was shredded with wool combs, and his head chopped off by order of Emperor Licinius.

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    Church of St. Blaise

    by Balam Written Sep 18, 2012

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    built on the site of an earlier Romanesque church that had survived the earthquake of 1667 only to be destroyed by fire in 1706. The Church of St. Blaise (Crkva Sv Vlaha) was constructed 1706 to 1715 to a design bythe Venetian architect Marina Gropellija.
    The church has a lovely front with wide stairs leading up to the doors. On it's marble altar is a statue of St Blaise made of gilded silver, Created in the 15th century he is holding a model of the city before the earthquake 1667.
    The statue survived the earthquake and the fire in the original church.

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    The Church of St. Blaise

    by Gili_S Written Mar 6, 2011

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    This is the Church of St. Blaise from the 18th century. It was originally from the 14th century but after the major earthquake in the 17th century and a fire blaze in the 18th century it was re designed and built just after the fire. It is located just in the heart of the old city.

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    St. Blaise Church

    by BruceDunning Updated May 25, 2010

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    He is the patron of Dobrovnik and a martyr, of course. The main relequies are in the Cathedral for an arm, a leg there. The church was last built in 1715 after being destroyed in the 1667 earthquake, and then a 1706 fire. The motif in Baroque style has St. Blaise in the middle on top and a woman rising above an anchor (symbolism?) on one end. St. Blaise statue is at the alter and it survived the earthquake, so it was called a miracle

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    Church of St. Blaise

    by pure1942 Written May 21, 2009

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    Unfortunately, St. Blaise’s Church was undergoing exterior renovation during our visit to Dubrovnik, but you could still enter the church itself. The Baroque facade was covered in a protective covering and although the covering was printed with a depiction of the church facade it didn’t make up for the disappointment of seeing it properly. We did, however, make the most of its beautiful interior.
    St. Blaise’s Church was built in the Baroque style between 1705 and 1717 to replace an earlier church dating from the 14th century which was destroyed by a fire. The church was designed by the Venetian architect Gropeli and is a masterpiece of Venetian Baroque. The interior is based closely on the Cathedral of St. Maurice in Venice. A golden statue of Dubrovnik’s patron saint, St. Blaise, is displayed at the altar. Some items from the original 14th century church are also displayed in the church.

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    St. Blaise Church

    by sieffron Written Dec 22, 2004

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    St. Blaise Church

    St Blaise is a baroque church built in between 1705 and 1717 (to replace the building of 1368 that was lost by fire) by Venetian architect and sculptor M. Gropeli. The extended interior, modeled on San Maurizio in Venice, is rectangular with a central dome, and preserves some of the treasures from the earlier church. At the church's main altar there is the golden statue of St. Blaise (Sv.Vlaho) - patron of Dubrovnik holding a model of the Town from 16th C.
    The painted organ loft behind the high altar is by Petar Mattel Matejević (early 18th C); the glass windows by lvo Dulčić (1971). High on the walls are stone statues of Saints Peter and Jerome, by Nikola Lazanid of Brač (late 16th C), and above the side door a wooden figure of St. Anthony, of unknown date.*

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    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 15, 2002

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    The church of Saint Blaise is an ornated 18th century church at the end of the Stradun. Saint Blaise is the patron saint of the city of Dubrovnik, and what struck me most about this church, was not the architecture, but the veneration that the people have for this church and their saint... at every hour of the day i could see local people stopping by and going inside to pray their patron before going about their daily businesses. In a way, i found this church very little lie a monument, and very much alive

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    Church of St. Blaise

    by mikelisaanna Written Dec 24, 2005

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    St. Blaise church (on right in scaffolding)

    The Church of St. Blaise (Sv. Vlaho in Croatian) is located near the Ploce Gate. It was originally built in the 1300s and then rebuilt in the early 1700s after a fire.

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