Top Religious Sites
in Dubrovnik (Croatia) Cruise Port

Photo of Franciscan Cloister in Dubrovnik Cruise Port
Photo of Franciscan Cloister in Dubrovnik Cruise Port
Photo of Franciscan Cloister in Dubrovnik Cruise Port

Churches and Synagogue
in Dubrovnik for Cruise Travelers
- Reviews of Synagogue and Jewish Museum, St Saviour's Church, Serbian Orthodox Church and Museum.

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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.

The Synagogue, in particular, which is the second oldest in Europe should not be missed and also the Serbian Orthodox Church, both religious sites have interesting museums worth a visit. 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
(Diaspora)

Built in 1352, Dubrovnik's Synagogue is the second oldest found in Europe. After the exodus from Spain and Portugal in the 15th century the Jewish settlement enlarged and it was not long before the community established itself 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.

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Synagogue Entrance in Dubrovnik

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WHEREOld 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 April 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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WHEREOld 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.

Photo of St Saviour's Church in Dubrovnik

St Saviour's Church in Dubrovnik

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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 Interior in the Old Town

Interior of Saint Saviour's Church

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

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