The seat of the Diocese of Dubrovnik, the Assumption Cathedral is known more commonly as the Cathedral of Dubrovnik is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The Cathedral sits in the same place as many cathedrals before it, it is thought to have been originally built in the 12th century and partially funded by British King, Richard the Lionheart; who was shipwrecked in 1192 at Lokrum an island close to Dubrovnik. The Cathedral was damaged by an earthquake back in 1667 and was rebuilt to the plans of several Italian architects who used local and imported stonemasons to create a Roman Baroque architectural style. The cathedrals rebuild was finished off by a local architect in 1713. The Cathedral has a large cupola which dominates Dubrovnik’s skyline and a treasury which hosts 100+ invaluable relics.
With Dubrovnik being a fairly small city, the Cathedral is accessible from most parts of the city by foot, although local taxis will be available for those not able to walk long distances. The cathedral is quite a prominent part of the city's Old Town.
Opening Times and Admission
An admission fee is required to be paid to enter the cathedral's treasury to see the relics.