Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Dubrovnik

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#9 of 22 in Historic Sites in Dubrovnik
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Colorful church with sweet little details. Different walls and altars and what else.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It is small but has some paintings at the altar that make it very cozy. You have a beautiful body. In the evenings they illuminate so that they make it majestic. Charm me.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The most striking is the place where it built, at the top of a staircase. Baroque, it belongs to the order of the Jesuits.
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  • July 23, 2016
    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.
  • September 30, 2016
    If you like sacral baroque architecture you will want to take a look and or a photo of this beautiful church!
  • August 12, 2016
    Probably the nicest church of Dubrovnik. Interesting decorations inside.
  • August 10, 2016
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    Peaceful. Free entrance.

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