Photographer's Note

Dubrovnik's imposing Franciscan monastery, build in traditional Romanesque-Gothic style, is placed on the very beginning of the Stradun, just few steps a side from the Pile Gate, with its front facing Stradun and stretching all the way to the Fort Minčeta in connection with the city walls on a side. The construction started in 1337 but it was completely destroyed in the 1667 earthquake along with the The Franciscan Church that used to be one of the wealthiest in that time.
The Cloister of the Franciscan Monastery is considered to be a masterpiece of architecture in Dubrovnik. It was built in Romanesque-Gothic style by the famous Mihoje Brajkov from Bara. The capitals are a true example of Romanesque style, with bestiary motives bringing the spirit of Gothic as well.

Walking in the shade of this cloister which surrounds a beautiful palmed garden, one can imagine over the centuries the countless monks softly treading along the cloister, deep in meditation and sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city and its commerce.

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3572 W: 114 N: 6364] (28748)
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