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.
History of the Church of St. Blaise
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 at the Church of St. Blaise
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|
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|Coordinates:||42.640727° N, 18.110136° E|
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- Frommer's Croatia, 1st ed. (Frommer's, 2006).
- Eyewitness Travel Guide to Croatia (London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2005).
- Photos of the Church of St. Blaise - here on Sacred Destinations
Map of the Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik
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