Dominican Monastery, Dubrovnik

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  • The main cathedral inside the monastery
    The main cathedral inside the monastery
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  • The main walk way leading to monastery
    The main walk way leading to monastery
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    Dominican Church and Monastery

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 7, 2005

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    Dominikanski samostan
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    The Dominican monastery is a large complex situated in the east part of the town, close to the city walls and the Fortress Revelin. It represents the major treasury of cultural and art heritage in Dubrovnik.
    The Dominicans settled here in 1225, but the church and the monastery were completed in the 14th century. The church of simple architectural design is one of the largest Gothic buildings on the east Adriatic coast. The portal on the southern side with a pointed Gothic arch is work of Bonino of Milano (1419). The interior is rich of sacral works of art of high value, made predominately by the local artists. The 14th century painted crucifix is work of Venetian painter Paolo Veneziano, and the altarpiece of St. Magdalena is work of Titian and his assistants from 1550.

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    A Monastery at the far end of town (Dominican)

    by hquittner Updated Feb 25, 2005

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    cloister and cistern

    Go around either side of the Sponza Palace up to Prijeko and you will encounter the fine tiny Church of St. Nicholas. Behind it (East) is the Monastery (Museum) -modest admission charge. The complex contains a delicate 15C cloister with a central cistern, a hall-style Gothic Church, and an Art Gallery with 3 early 16C masterpieces, one a Titian and the others by Joos van Cleve; also a Paolo Veneziano as well as many other objets d'arte and a fine group of Dubrovnik School paintings of the same period.{no pictures allowed!!}.In the Church are some interesting items which you can photo. It is worth the walk and if you do it before lunch you can eat seafood out by the Old Port at Lokanda Peskarija.

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    The Cathedral

    by JLBG Updated Dec 10, 2004

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    When the sun is hot, the Assumption cathedral (Katedrala Uznesenja Marijina) is another oasis of freshness. Don't forget to clothe modestly !

    It was built at the beginning of the 18th in Baroque style. The legends says that it was built at the place of a Romanesque church that had been built by Richard Brave Heart when his boat, back from the crusades, sank on Lokrum island and he was miraculously saved. For more on Richard Brave Heart, look at my Rouen page.

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    Close up of the carved doorway

    by JLBG Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    This close up on the carved portal of the cathedral allows appreciating better the neatness of the carving. There are so many different figures, big or small, that you can spend a good time, trying to identify each of them.

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    Carved doorway

    by JLBG Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    Wherever you go in Dubrovnik, you will find deliciously carved stones. The rope-like columns of the doorway to the Cathedral are reminding of how much sailing was strongly linked with the history of Dubrovnik.

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  • Dubrovnik: Dominican Monastery

    by Phalaenopsis03 Updated Jan 6, 2004

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    Inside the Monastery

    Dubbed the "the defense and salvation of the city," the Dominican Monastery was strategically built where you find it today; perfectly integrated into the arrangement of the city walls. Construction began in 1228, but it wasn't until the 15th century that it attained its present contours. It's church is also the graveyard for some of the city's most famous deceased noble families.

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    Another Bell Tower...

    by coceng Updated Sep 27, 2003

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    Dominican Monastery bell tower...

    This is another bell tower. It's good that I took photos of the 2 bell towers side by side.

    This one is called Dominican Bell Tower from the Dominican Monastery...
    If you are walking on the walls, you could see the 2 towers al the same time...

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