Dubrovnik - Religious Sites

Churches and Synagogue


Besides the religious sites that are main highlights of Dubrovnik such as the Cathedral, the Franciscan and Dominican Monasteries, the Churches of St. Blaise and St. Ignatius, there a few religious sites that are absolute must-see attractions. In particular, the Synagogue - the second oldest in Europe - and also the Serbian Orthodox Church, both with their own museums. Surely, the cruise ship traveler will find other small churches whilst meandering the old town but the religious sites highlighted on this page are the most interesting.

Synagogue and Jewish Museum

Dubrovik's Synagogue is the second oldest found in Europe and was built in 1352. The 15th century found a large permanent community of Jews from the exodus from Spain and Portugal, and it wasn’t long before the community established themselves with merchants, doctors, and statesman. The government decree in 1546 officially allowed the Jews to settle within the walls of Dubrovnik. Soon after the street called 'Zudioska ulica' became the official Jewish Ghetto. It was here that one of the homes on this street was transformed into the present day Synagogue in the year 1652. When entering this tiny Synagogue, you will see heavy velvet drapes with a wonderful midnight ceiling.

Photo of Synagogue Entrance in Dubrovnik

Synagogue Entrance in Dubrovnik

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WHERE Old City - East Side, on small street off Luža Square.
Address: Zudioska 5
Open: May 1 to October 31 - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm | November 1 to Abril 30 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays
Entrance: 35 kunas
Phone: +385 (20) 32 10 28
Website: NA

Serbian Orthodox Church & Museum
(Icons Collection)

Behind the impressive ornamental wrought iron gates lies the Dubrovnik Orthodox church, which was built between 1865 and 1877. This church and museum houses portraits of the biblical family from Russia, Slovenia, Italy and Crete, along with paintings by famed Croatian artist Vlaho Buvovac. Also on display are artifacts, valuable pieces of furniture and a Russian Gospel in a metal jacket. While visiting this museum, you should not miss the extensive collection of icons that belonged to the Bonda family.

Photo of Serbian Orthodox Church in Dubrovnik

Serbian Orthodox Church in Dubrovnik

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WHERE Old City - East Side
Address: Od Puča 8
Open: Summer (1 May-1 November) - 9.00 am to 2.00 pm / 6.00 pm to 9:00 pm (closed on Sundays) | Winter - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (closed on Saturdays and Sundays).
Closed: NA
Entrance: 10 kunas
Phone: (+385-20) 32 32 83
Email: spco@du.t-com.hr

St. Saviour's Church
(Votive Thanks)

After the devastating earthquake that rattled Dubrovnik in 1520, the St. Saviour’s Church was constructed per order of the Senate and dedicated to Saint Saviour. Amazingly, the church remains intact even after the next disastrous earthquake in 1667. With minor refurbishment, it remains original as it was when built. The small votive church was built by the master Petar Andrijić of Korčula and is often used for concerts and as an exhibit venue.

Photo of St. Saviour's Church in Dubrovnik

St. Saviour's Church in Dubrovnik

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WHERE Old City - West side, between the Pile Gate and the Franciscan Monastery  
Address: Placa (Stradum)

Religious Sites Photos

St. Nicholas

Photo of St. Nicholas Church in the Old Town

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St. Nicholas Church

St. Saviour's

Photo of St. Saviour's Church in the Old Town

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St. Saviour's Church

Photo of St. Saviour's Church Interior in the Old Town

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Interior St. Saviour's Church


What is the one Religious Site not to be missed when the cruise ship traveler visits Dubrovnik?
Regardless of your faith, the Synagogue is a a must see religious site and in particular its museum.

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Last Update: January 21, 2018

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