Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    White exterior, intricate interior
    This church is located fairly far up the hill towards the City Walls, south of the Stradun. It opens onto a plaza and the exterior is mostly white/stone colored. Entrance is free, and once inside it is much more colorful, with pink marble and colorful paintings. We only stepped inside for a few minutes to admire and enjoy some time in the cooler air, but I enjoyed looking around and seeing all the different intricate paintings and carvings. This was one of my favorite churches to see inside the old town of Dubrovnik.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Bill G
    Santa Rosa, California41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Greek - Tour
    When visiting Dubrovnik - which has many key sights to see - make a special effort to visit St. Ignatius...it is a truly remarkable church that stands out. Our ship tour did not get to this church and we were lucky to find it on our own. We also enjoyed a nice little tavern on the SW side of the wall walkabout...good spot for a brew break
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 14, 2023
  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, California1,977 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    This church is quite spectacular. The altar is amazingly beautiful with the marble columns, and surrounding paintings, even on the ceiling. All around the church are amazing paintings and statues. There is also a little grotto room in remembrance of Our Lady of Lourdes. This church is definitely worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Kavo85
    Dublin, Ireland999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprise
    This one caught me by surprise as it wasnt obviously touted in any of the guides or online articles I had read. We found it by wandering up the stairs outside the Natural History Museum and were pleasantly surprised by same. Steps may not be for the faint hearted but they are manageable- free to enter once you get to top and also plenty alternative routes down and away once you are done.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 1, 2024
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Bill G
Santa Rosa, CA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
When visiting Dubrovnik - which has many key sights to see - make a special effort to visit St. Ignatius...it is a truly remarkable church that stands out. Our ship tour did not get to this church and we were lucky to find it on our own. We also enjoyed a nice little tavern on the SW side of the wall walkabout...good spot for a brew break
Written November 14, 2023
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Kavo85
Dublin, Ireland999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This one caught me by surprise as it wasnt obviously touted in any of the guides or online articles I had read. We found it by wandering up the stairs outside the Natural History Museum and were pleasantly surprised by same. Steps may not be for the faint hearted but they are manageable- free to enter once you get to top and also plenty alternative routes down and away once you are done.
Written May 1, 2024
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,977 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This church is quite spectacular. The altar is amazingly beautiful with the marble columns, and surrounding paintings, even on the ceiling. All around the church are amazing paintings and statues. There is also a little grotto room in remembrance of Our Lady of Lourdes. This church is definitely worth a visit.
Written January 18, 2024
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Graham S
Tewantin, Australia4,618 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
A very quick visit & what impressed was the unique grotto which seemed to emanate a serenity & peacefulness that is often quite rare in the grand churches of this period - or any period for that matter.
A complete contrast to the busy environs outside & a "take a breather & re-calibrate " type of moment as you walk past.
And I bet you do.
Written January 2, 2020
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JRMADA
United States3,331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is a beautiful old church. It has a most interesting display of a Lourdes grotto. We did not expect to see this there. We went around 11:00 and it happened to be empty, so we had it all to ourselves for the duration of our visit. Don’t let all the GOT fans on the stares scare you. Go have a look at this church. It is worth a visit.
Written October 12, 2022
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,769 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
When getting to the top of the Jesuit staircase you come across a beautiful baroque church that looks a little shabby and run down.
It was free to enter. It wasn't the best and most lavish of churches on the inside, yet it was peaceful to be in. As we were there in early March, it was empty and we had the place to ourselves to spend a few minutes looking around which was nice. Worth a look but definitely not the grandest of churches we visited while in Europe.
Written July 8, 2023
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niki101
London, UK764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
We came across on that church by chance while walking around the Old Town and were impressed by its beautiful (and simple) façade and splendid interior.

The church, known also as The Jesuit Church, is dedicated to St Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit Order. It was designed by the Italian architect and painter Andrea Pozzo based on the church of St Ignatius in Rome. Pozzo was best known for his grandiose frescoes using illusionistic technique called ‘quadrature’ to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on an otherwise two-dimensional or mostly flat ceiling surface.

Pozzo obviously used this technique here too so that the ceiling of the dome looks magnificent. It shows Ignatius ascending to heaven amid fluffy white clouds, while the walls are decorated with scenes of his life. Ignatius is very much recognisable as he’s got the same face in all paintings.

The location of the church at the top of a broad flight of stairs makes it even more memorable. The church itself was completed in 1725. The construction of these monumental staircases began in 1735 and is reminiscent to the famous Spanish Steps in Rome.

The admission is free and the church is open all day. There are some notes in English which help you learn more the church and the paintings.
Written July 14, 2013
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Deborah T
Chicago, IL1,115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Stumbled upon this Jesuit church at the top of the Baroque stairs that were built in the 1738 by a Roman architect who was inspired by the Spanish Steps in Rome.

Once inside we were surprised to see just how beautiful it was. It is decorated with magnificent Baroque frescoes with scenes from life of St. Ignatius de Loyola and an elaborately decorated altar. The church was designed by a Jesuit architect and painter and was completed in 1725. In the corner there is a small area set aside depicting a cave scene from the Our Lady of Lourdes.

The church was not crowded so it was a nice quiet spot to visit.
Written October 18, 2018
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StPolo
Liverpool, UK205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is the only Church in the Dubrovnik area where Mass is spoken in English each day. Loverly decorated inside but a big walk up lots of steps buy worth it.
Written August 2, 2016
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Deborah M
Chichester, UK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
We were able to attend the service at 11.00 on a Sunday which is held in English, and the minister asked s few of us to take part by reading some prayers and gospel readings. The church is very ornate and has a long history. It is set high up in the Old Town and is very visible from far away, holding a commanding place.
Written May 30, 2015
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