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The Cloister of the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik

The Cloister of the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik

The Romanesque cloister of the Franciscan Monastery is one of the finest features of Dubrovnik’s architecture. This magnificent 14th-century creation of local sculptor Mihoje Brajkov consists of rows of elegant double-pillared columns encircling the Monastery’s inner courtyard. Besides the similar one on Badija, also belonging to Franciscans, the cloister is considered as one of the most beautiful structures of that

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Cloister’s Colonnade of Franciscan Monastery

Cloister's Colonnade of Franciscan Monastery

Colonnade in Franciscan Monastery’s cloister At the top of the each column there is an unique capital – click to have a look at the photos Closer look at the capitels (capitals) of colonnade – see more info here The late Romanesque/Gothic style cloister, framed by a colonnade of  120 columns and 12 large pilaster was built in 1360  by Mihoje Brajkov

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Column Capitals in Franciscan Monastery

Column Capitals in Franciscan Monastery

Capitals of Columns in Franciscan Monastery – top of colonnade Top of the columns at the Monastery Another capital of column The cloister which was built in 1360 in late Romanesque style is a masterpiece of sculptor Mihoje Brajkov (from Montenegro) . On above photo you can see his self portrait. Each column is embellished by completely unique capital (some people call it ‘capitel‘)

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