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Dominican Monastery, Dubrovnik: 21 reviews and 46 photos


The Dominican Monastery in Dubrovnik is located in the north eastern corner of the Old Town and is a magnificent example of Gothic architecture. The cloisters of the monastery are one of the most peaceful and picturesque parts of the Old Town where palm and orange trees are surrounded by the beautiful, Gothic arches of the cloisters The cloisters and monastery can be reached by climbing a set of stone steps leading up from Ul. Sv. Dominika. Most of the monastery was constructed in the 14th century with the more Romanesque looking bell-tower being completed in the mid 16th century.
The Dominican Church is incorporated into the Monastery Building and was built in 1315. However, like much of the Old Town, the building suffered considerable damage due to the 1667 earthquake but was restored in full. Also included in the monastic complex is the Dominican Library and Museum. The library was founded in the 13th century and contains some of Europe?s most important religious archives. The museum is another treasure trove for anyone interested in religious art and artefacts...not for me I?m afraid, but the gorgeous cloisters were definitely worth a look.
For a bird?s eye view of the monastery, look down onto its red roof from the northern walls and past its looming bell tower across to Lokrum Island.

Directions: Walk east along Placa and left onto Ul. Sv. Dominika. This street leads up to the Monastery complex.

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  • Written May 21, 2009
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