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Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik

Photo © Br Lawrence Lew, OP. View all images in our Church of St. Blaise Photo Gallery.
Photo © Bruno Furnari.
Photo © Br Lawrence Lew, OP.
Photo © Br Lawrence Lew, OP.

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

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

Site Information
Names:Church of St. Blaise; Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik
City:Dubrovnik
Country:Croatia
Categories:Churches
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Dubrovnik, Croatia
Coordinates:42.640727° N, 18.110136° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of the Church of St. Blaise

Below is a location map and aerial view of the Church of St. Blaise. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

References

  1. Frommer's Croatia, 1st ed. (Frommer's, 2006).
  2. Eyewitness Travel Guide to Croatia (London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2005).

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Title:Church of St. Blaise, Dubrovnik
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/03/2009
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