6 Beautiful churches to visit in Dubrovnik


Churches are an important part of Dubrovnik’s architectural and cultural heritage, providing a vast treasury of sacred objects and original documents which bear witness to the glorious history of this town. Churches such as the Cathedral, the church of St. Blaise, St. Ignatius, the Franciscan monastery and the Jewish synagogue, have been historic houses of worship and prayer, particularly in times of hardship. Today, these sacred shrines are still in active use by the local populace.

Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

This is a gorgeous, peaceful baroque church with some nice marble and frescos. It is not as busy as some of the other sites and churches in Dubrovnik and is very cooling if you want a haven from the heat of the day. They have holy mass in English every Sunday at 11am.It is located in the old town in Dubrovnik, entrance is free and it’s well worth going to as it’s not too far from the Main Street in the old town.

Church of Saint Blaise

This is a pleasant airy church with simple decor and inviting atmosphere. Great architectural details a serene reverential space in the main body of the church. They conduct mass here and you can visit both day and night and enjoy the buskers who entertain with good music on the steps.

St. Saviour Church

Like all very old churches this church is very beautiful and you could easily spend half an hour sitting on the benches just looking around. Do extend your experience by visiting the monastery next door. It’s totally worth the price of 30 kuna to see the fantastic crucifix, and the stunning interior. This is probably the nicest church in the city. It is located next to the Pile Gate in one of the popular areas so can get a little busy.

Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole)

Situated at the end of Prijeko Street, the Church of St Nicholas was originally pre-Romanesque. After several rebuilding over the last centuries, its facade is now of the late Renaissance. The most impressive feature is the 13th-14th painting of the Madonna inside.

Church of the Holy Annunciation

The Orthodox Church located at Od Pucha 8 Dubrovnik is inside the Walls of the Old Town and it is also known as the Church of the Holy Annunciation. It is a Serbian Orthodox Church and Museum. The museum has a collection of icons from the 15th / 16th century including valuable masterpieces by the painter Bukovac. It was built in 1877 for 300 members of the community but later restored in 2009 from the bombing attacks which occurred in 1991 to 1992 from the Homeland War. It has a single nave and 2 octagonal belfries and stands behind wrought iron gates. It is open every day 9 am – 1 pm. Admission is free.