The Cathedral Treasury

Dubrovniks baroque Assumption of the Virgin Mary Cathedral was built in the 18th century...


The Cathedral Treasury

over the earlier Romanesque Cathedral dating to the 12th century, which was destroyed in the great earthquake of 1667.

The construction of the Romanesque Cathedral is tied to the legend of King Richard the Lion-Hearted. Legend has it that he was shipwrecked and saved on the island of Lokrum on his return journey from the Third Crusade. In gratitude, he donated a certain sum of money for the completion of Marys Cathedral. And today, the crypt located underneath the baroque cathedral can be visited on special request.

The Treasury inside the cathedral houses 132 relics of saints dating from the 11th to the 19th centuries. The priceless head, arms and leg relics of St. Blaise that were crafted by Dubrovnik goldsmiths date between the 11th and 12th centuries.

Working hours in summer (4 April - 1 November):
Work days 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sundays and holidays 11.00 am - 5.00 pm

Working hours in winter:
Work days 10.00 am - 12.00 am and 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Sundays and holidays 11.00 am - 12.00 am and 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

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