Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik
The Church of St. Blaise (Crkva Sv. Vlaha) is an 18th-century baroque church on Luza Square dedicated to the patron saint and protector of Dubrovnik.
St. Blaise Church was originally 14th-century Romanesque, but this was badly damaged in the 1667 earthquake and finally destroyed by a fire in 1706. The church was rebuilt in its present baroque style between 1706 and 1714.
What to See
St. Blaise Church is built on the plan of a Greek cross and topped with a grand dome. Its wide staircase is a popular place for weary tourists to take a load off and people-watch for awhile.
Inside the church are numerous art treasures saved from the earlier church, including a gold-plated silver statue of St. Blaise, holding a 15th-century model of the city, on the main altar.
Quick Facts on the Church of St. Blaise
|Names:||Church of St. Blaise; Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik|
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|Coordinates:||42.640727° N, 18.110136° E (view on Google Maps)|
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Map of the Church of St. Blaise
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- Eyewitness Travel Guide to Croatia (London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2005).
- Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik - Go Historic
- Photos of Church of St. Blaise - here on Sacred Destinations
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