Science&Art 28 March 2012
Do you know who first discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon? Who was the inventor of the parabolic mirror and a friend of Galileo? Who was called the Croatian Shakespeare? All these people came from Dubrovnik, and their achievements contributed to science and art throughout the world.
Dubrovnik in its golden ages was a very pleasant place to live. It had a perfectly organized community and its citizens enjoyed many civil liberties. Thanks to clever diplomacy, and therefore „good“ relations with powerful Venice and the Ottoman Empire, Dubrovnik could succesfully trade and accumulate its fortune; it was fertile soil where culture flourished.
We will take you to that most precious monument of holy architecture, the Dominican Monastery. There, in the museum, you can see artefacts from Dubrovnik’s ancient goldsmiths, reliquaries, and other sacred objects. There is also an impressive art collection, containing many of the old masters from the XVI century Dubrovnik school. The monks are also very proud of their altarpiece by Titian, depicting Mary Magdalene with St. Blaise and the Archangel Raphael.
The Franciscan Monastery is not missed out. It is well worth seeing for its old pharmacy, the third oldest in the world, not to mention the library with its collection of 20,000 books, over 1,200 of which are manuscripts of extraordinary value. The monastery has what is probably the most beautiful Romanesque cloister in Dubrovnik, and in Croatia. You will not easily find a more harmonious ambience. Join us, and relax in its special and peaceful atmosphere.
Included in price:
- Transfer from and to the hotel
- Entrance fee to Dominican and Franciscan Monastery