Dominican Monastery
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Karen f
London, UK92 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The church is closed for renovations which meant it was a much smaller area to visit.

We approached the ticket sales area and were sorting out the correct money when the lady selling tickets barked at us that she didn’t accept euros. I explained that we weren’t planning to pay in euros we were just getting the correct money ready. She then said she didn’t accept anything smaller than 5 krunas. We had a one kruna coin together with two two kruna coins which she refused to accept. I asked if they were legal tender but she ignored me and snatched two five kruna coins out of my hand, An altogether incredibly rude and bad tempered response to us. Our visit to a place of Christian worship was spoilt by her attitude.

The cloisters are beautiful and the paintings really lovely but given the church was shut it wasn’t good value for money.
Written September 10, 2022
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA8,569 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
The monastery built between 1301 and 1315 in Gothic style. The building was damaged during an earthquake in 1667 and was rebuilt. Romanesque parts have been preserved but the mixture of Gothic and southern Renaissance styles that dominates.

Many works are preserved like the booklet of St. Thomas Aquinas. The museum of sacred arts exhibits a collection of ancient works, paintings, sculptures and many manuscripts.
Written October 20, 2021
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Boondoggler
Moray, UK534 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
The Dominican Monastery is a small museum containing historical roman catholic artefacts.

There are some beautiful old items but i think they could have done a lot more to explain the context or history of the exhibits.

Worth having a look at the building alone.

Included in the Dubrovnik card so worth a 30 minute visit if you have the card.
Written May 26, 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A former Dominican monastery, now open to all visitors. There is not much to see. You can walk through the cloister and the small inner courtyard and visit the small museum. There are many cult objects and gold jewelry, some old books, paintings. It is beautiful, but not out of the ordinary. The air is cooler under the arches of the cloister. You need about 30 minutes for the visit.
Written July 22, 2022
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia4,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The sign out the front explained it was still under renovation but it was still open so we ere able to go in and have a look around.
The internal garden was lovely and the covered walkways just gorgeous.
Some G.O.T was filmed here as well.
There was some lovely paintings in the monastery but there wasn't that much to see in there due to the renovations.
Written July 8, 2023
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Deborah T
Chicago, IL1,126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Dubrovnik’s Dominican Friary was founded in 1315 and built with the help of the local government and many local and foreign craftsmen. The monastery was constructed against the city wall to strengthen its northeastern flank.

Like so many buildings in the city, the monastery was extensively rebuilt after the earthquake of 1667. Over the centuries, the monastery has played an important role in cultural activities in the city.

The monastery’s Gothic cloister (1456-83) was designed by the Florentine architect Maso di Bartolomeo and crafted by Croatian masons. The graceful triple arches of the cloister surround a peaceful Mediterranean garden.

In the center of the cloister garden is a 14th-century well, which still works. During the 1991 war, several hours each morning were spent drawing water from this well. It is estimated to have provided water to 50 percent of the city’s bombarded population.

The bell tower of the Dominican monastery is a major landmark in the Old City. It was begun in the 16th century and completed in the 18th century.

A major highlight of the monastery is its Dominican Museum which displays fine religious art from Dubrovnik, Venice and elsewhere.

Paintings, triptychs, silver church vessels, and a reliquary purportedly containing the skull of King Stephen I of Hungary are part of the museum’s rich collection.

Especially notable among the paintings are St. Blaise, St. Mary Magdalene, the Angel Tobias and the Purchaser by Titian.
Written January 19, 2019
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jum5251
Mijas, Spain21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
This is a wonderfully tranquil spot and the church and cloisters are well worth visiting. The only downside were the two women working there on the day of our visit. While looking carefully at one of the painted altarpieces one of our party (a 50 year old priest) accidentally brushed up against the rope and it started to swing a little. She first shouted at him and then, in front of another tour party, came up to him, wagged her finger menacingly and shouted "children do that"! We were very embarrassed. As we left the monastery there was another woman at the entry desk talking on the phone. She shouted after us that we were very rude because we hadn't said goodbye. The fact is that we didn't want to interrupt her even though it was highly unprofessional for her to be talking on the phone whilst working. All in all, these two women managed to undo all the peace and calm we had experienced during our visit. We felt we had paid 30 Kuna each just to be redressed!
Written July 10, 2013
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TravellingAround31
Munich, Germany71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011
Located in the east part of the city, close to the wall the Dominican monastery is a large complex and a major treasury of cultural and art heritage of Dubrovnik.It was stablished in 1225 but the church and the monastery were completed in the 14th century. In the middle of the courtyard is a richly decorated cistern crown. The bell tower was started by the architect Checo of Monopoli and concluded in the 18th century. A special treasure of the monastery is the library with over 220 illuminated manuscripts. The art collection is also very rich.
Written April 22, 2011
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SESNoVA
Annandale, VA441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Find this corner of Dubrovnik, and enter the church (currently under renovation but impressive), and then go around the corner to pay to enter the cloister and museum. When we were there, the tour groups weren’t (around 1pm), and we got to enjoy the quiet and the space, and a very nice small museum of religious art(really well done), including altarpiece paintings, votive offerings, and interesting reliquaries. It may not happen all the time, but it was a peaceful space for us!
Written November 5, 2019
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Golfgma
500 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Interior cloister is beutiful and so peacfull.The age of the building amazes me and the history.
Don't miss the pharmacy shop. A must to get there is the rose cream that the monks have been making there since1317.
Written May 1, 2018
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