Southern Dalmatia Sights

Katedrala Velika Gospa (Assumption of the Virgin Mary Cathedral)

  • Držićeva Poljana Map It
  • Stari Grad
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/14/2016

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The present structure was completed in 1713 in baroque style after the original was destroyed in the 1667 earthquake. Legend says that Richard the Lionheart was shipwrecked on Lokrum Island, and vowed to show his thanks to God for saving his life by building a cathedral on the spot; locals convinced him to move his plans to Dubrovnik instead. The interior contains a number of notable paintings, including a large polyptych above the main altar depicting the Assumption of Our Lady, attributed to Titian. The Treasury displays 138 gold and silver reliquaries, including the skull of St. Blaise in the form of a bejeweled Byzantine crown and also an arm and leg of the saint, likewise encased in decorated gold plating.

Sight Information

Address:

Držićeva Poljana, Dubrovnik, Dubrovačko-Neretvanska, 20000, Croatia

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Sight Details:

  • Cathedral free, Treasury 15 Kn
  • Daily 10–12 and 3–5, closed Sunday

Published 01/14/2016

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