Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Treasury
The treasury contains relics of St Blaise as well as 138 gold and silver reliquaries largely made in the workshops of Dubrovnik's...
The Gothic-Renaissance Rector’s Palace was built in the late 15th century and is adorned with outstanding sculptural ornamentation. It...
This corner bar looks pretty nondescript in the day, but on summer nights things get far more lively when there are live jazz concerts –...
Looks vaguely like a socialist-style canteen, with prices to match. Order the squid, anchovies or kamenice (oysters).
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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin information
Built on the site of a 7th-century basilica that was enlarged in the 12th century, the original Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin was supposedly the result of a gift from England’s King Richard I, the Lionheart, who was saved from a shipwreck on the nearby island of Lokrum. Soon after the first cathedral was destroyed in the 1667 earthquake, work began on this new cathedral, which was finished in 1713 in a baroque style. The cathedral is notable for its fine altars, especially the altar of St John Nepomuk, made of violet marble. The cathedral treasury contains relics of St Blaise as well as 138 gold and silver reliquaries largely made in the workshops of Dubrovnik’s goldsmiths between the 11th and 17th centuries. Among a number of religious paintings, the most striking is the polyptych of the Assumption of the Virgin, made in the workshop of 16th-century Italian painter Titian.