The Dominican Monastery

An historic treasure in Dubrovnik

Essence of Dubrovnik

A few steps from the clock tower arch is our most treasured Monastery, which is my favorite area for peace and quiet. During the long hot summer days, I often can be found in the cloisters of the Dominican Monastery.  A true hidden gem which is often missed by travelers who never venture off the Stradun, it’s hardly ever crowded; a perfect place to sit among the fragrant lemon trees nestled among the blooming bougainvillea.

Dominican Monastery within the city wall Dominican Monastery within the city wall

The Dominicans established the monastery in 1225 and the existing structure was completed in the 14th Century.  The strategic site was a sensitive position for the defense of the town and the entire complex was encompassed within the city wall, protected by Fort Revelin.  The grand stairway with its stone balustrades were filled with mortar by the monks to avoid viewing the ankles of the town’s ladies.  The southern…

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  1. I proudly present you with the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. You will find it at http://createthissimple.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/
    Congratulations and have a fantastic day. Risty

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  2. Beautiful structure, I googled for more images. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful to look at and beautiful that it is again a place offering peace and tranquility.

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  4. A beautiful re-blog, Ina.

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  5. This was well worth the reblog, a wonderful place to visit with excellent photos of the interior…
    🙂 Blessings Sue

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