Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Dubrovnik

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Modeled after the most ornate Italian churches of the era, Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola boasts some of the region's best-preserved Baroque architecture on one of the city's primary squares. Nestled within the city's warren of medieval streets and pathways, the church was completed in 1725. To reach the entrance, climb a long series of steps modeled after Rome's famous Spanish Steps. Be sure to look at the building's facade, which boasts decorative reliefs, columns, and pillars. Inside the church, explore the grand, vaulted interior with intricate frescoes and religious paintings surrounding the altar and stretching the length of the ceiling. Don't forget to wander through the different chapels and shrines surrounding the main nave. Arrange your visit to Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dubrovnik using our Dubrovnik tour planner.
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  • Happened to walk past this church on our way back from Bar Buza and the door was open at approx 19:45 on Saturday evening on our way for dinner. We just wanted to view the beautiful church inside but ...  more »
  • So impressive. The attention to detail is phenomenal. We walked through the streets of the old town and we came across a few gems like this. You may feel that it's sometimes disrespectful to take phot...  more »
  • Found by chance during a walk is located above a staircase. Very nice although small. Very colourful frescoes. To visit!
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  • Quiet, but large church off the Main Street. Looks run down outside but it is well kept inside. It will give you a good reason to get out of crowded portion of the city. Not worth making a journey but if you are in the city, check it out. They have mass at 19:00 every day and English mass 11 am every Sunday during the tourist season.
  • If you like sacral baroque architecture you will want to take a look and or a photo of this beautiful church!
  • St. Ignatius Church - beuatiful sacral Baroque architecture ("Roman Baroque"). The church was built after the great earthquake of 1667 (project by Andrea Pozzo, renowned Jesuit architect and painter who was called to the City in 1699). Pozzo had finalized the plans by 1703 and the church construction was completed in 1725. The interior is decorated by magnificent Baroque frescoes with scenes from life of St. Ignatius de Loyola painted by Gaetano Garcia. Nearby: Baroque building of the Jesuit college (Collegium Ragusinum, today Dubrovnik Classical Grammar School) built according to the original project of Rangnina and Canali and fantastic Baroque concave-convex monumental staircase leading to Gundulić Square (square in the middle of the old city, also built after the earthquake of 1667) designed by the Roman architect Pietro Passalacqua in 1738.
  • Probably the nicest church of Dubrovnik. Interesting decorations inside.
  • Very nice place and area