St. Saviour Church, Dubrovnik

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St. Saviour Church (Crkva sv. Spasa) is a small votive church located in Dubrovnik's Old Town. It is dedicated to Jesus Christ.
Following an earthquake on 17 May 1520, which killed about 20 people and damaged many buildings in the city, the local Senate which governed Dubrovnik Republic commissioned a new church as a sign of gratitude for sparing the city from even bigger destruction. The monumental inscription above the main entrance on the front facade testifies to this. Designed by the architect Petar Andrijić from Korčula, construction started in 1520 and the church was completed in 1528.
The church has one nave with a Gothic-cross-ribbed vault. The lateral windows are also Gothic with the typical pointed arches. Nevertheless, the main facade with the Renaissance elements on the portal and the three-leaf semicircular top as well as the semicircular apse reveal a recognizable Renaissance style.
In 1667 Dubrovnik was hit again by a disastrous earthquake which killed some 5,000 citizens and destroyed much of the city. However, St. Saviour Church withstood the disaster so it can be seen today in its original form, as a fine example of the town's Renaissance architecture.
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  • The votive temple was founded in 1520-28 and was in gratitude for the slight losses caused by the earthquake on May 17, 1520, which killed 20 people. The largest and most dangerous earthquake in 1667 was not affected by the Gothic-Renaissance building. It is like a small gem near the city walls, opposite the main fountain-the urban well.
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  • There are many churches in Croatia, like European cities, which are a beautiful and unique cathedral. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As with all of the Croatian cathedrals, the cathedral is an impressive ice-age torch.
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  • Small church od Saint Savior. After an earthquake on 17 May 1520, which killed about 20 people and damaged many buildings in the city, the local Senate which governed the Republic commissioned a new church as a sign of gratitude for sparing the city from even bigger destruction. The monumental inscription above the main entrance on the front facade testifies to this. Designed by the architect Petar Andrijić, construction started in 1520 and the church was completed in 1528. The church has one nave with a Gothic cross vault. The lateral windows are also Gothic with the typical pointed arches. Nevertheless, the main facade with the renaissance elements on the portal.
  • Great old city. Steeped in history. Could spend days walking up and down the alleyways and walking about. Cobbled streets like gold marble. Amazing cafe lifestyle. Walk to the harbour. Go swimming. Visit a buzz bar. People watch the world go by. Dubrovnik has been a prominent Game of Thrones filming location since Season 2 and the Croatian city is a must visit for any Game of Thrones fan. After all Dubrovnik is King's Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms!
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