Dominican Monastery Tours

Built into the eastern flank of Dubrovnik’s fortified walls adjacent to Fort Revelin, the 14th-century Dominican Monastery is designed in a combination of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture that is seen in several of the city’s palaces and churches.

The monastery’s church was rebuilt several times over the centuries and was used as an army depot during Napoleon’s occupation of Dubrovnik in the late 18th century; today its single nave features a massive painted Gothic cross by Paolo Veneziano, dating from around 1384, St Dominic by 19th century painter Vlaho Bukovac — widely regarded as Croatia’s finest artist — and sparkling contemporary stained glass in the apse.

The elaborate 15th-century Gothic cloister of the monastery surrounds a shady garden that was used as stabling for French army horses and their troughs can still be seen between the cloister’s pillars. The well in the garden provided water for Dubrovnik’s residents when the city was under siege in 1991. An important collection of religious art hangs in the museum, including Titian’s sublime Mary Magdalene; other paintings of note are Nikola Božidarević’s altarpieces and triptych plus Lovro Dobričević’s bloodthirsty St Peter the Martyr, which portrays the saint with a hatchet in his head. The monastery can be visited when touring Dubrovnik’s defence walls and is included on several museum tours of the city.

Practical Info

Ul. Svetog Dominika 4, Dubrovnik. Open daily summer 9am–6pm; winter 9am–5pm. Admission adults 30 KN; students & children younger than 18 20 KN. Tucked behind the Sponza Palace and best accessed on foot through the pedestrianized streets of Dubrovnik Old Town.
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Address: Ul. Svetog Dominika 4, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia 20000, Croatia
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Hours: Open daily summer 9am–6pm; winter 9am–5pm
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Admission: Adults: 30 KN; Students & Children: 20 KN
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Welcome to Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Become acquainted with Dubrovnik in a short amount of time with this informative and entertaining 2-hour walking tour of this ancient seaside medieval city. Meet your knowledgeable local guide in the Old Town and stroll around, stopping at landmarks such as the Sponza Palace, the Rector's Palace, the Franciscan Monastery and the cathedral, learning about the city's intriguing history along the the way. Upgrade the tour for an extra hour to meander the incredible city walls or take in a museum or two.
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Dubrovnik Museums Tour

Dubrovnik may be like a giant stone museum but within its tall walls there are some actual intriguing museums to explore. This guided tour of Dubrovnik's museum's takes you to some places you may have never thought to wander, thus enriching your experience here. Stroll around the medieval Franciscan Monastery, for example, and check out one of Europe's oldest still-functioning pharmacies. Gawk at Renaissance art in the Rector's Palace and learn about the city's rich sailing history at the Maritime Museum, among other museums the guide will take you to.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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