Dominican Monastery

One of the most important architectural parts of Dubrovnik.

Dominican monastery is located at the eastern part of The City, close to the inner Ploce gate where it merges with the City walls. Dominican monastery is one of the most important architectural parts of Dubrovnik and major treasury of cultural and art heritage in Dubrovnik as the museum of the monastery exhibits many paintings, artifacts, jewellery and other items from the rich history of Dubrovnik.

The Dominicans established their monastery in Dubrovnik as early as 1225, however the building of the current church and the monastery took much longer, hence the building of the monastery and St. Dominics church was only completed in the 14th century. The sight chosen for the monastery was strategically one of the most sensitive points in the defence of Dubrovnik, hence as early as the 14th century the whole complex was encompassed by the City walls thus becoming an integral part of Dubrovnik.

The St. Dominic church is is of simple Gothic architectural design: hall­like with a pentagonal Gothic apse which is separated from the central area by three high, Gothic arched, openings. The high rising outer walls of the church are bare, without any ornaments. The portal on the southern side contains certain Romanesque characteristics as the case is that only in 1419 Bonino of Milan added to the existing Romanesque frame a pointed Gothic arched ending.

Ulica Svetog Dominika 4
Dubrovnik 20000 HR
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