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24.02.2024 - Dubrovnik's Journey of Religious Coexistence: Exploring Centuries of Tolerance in the Historic City


Once a Roman Catholic city where only Catholics and, with special permits, Jews could settle, Dubrovnik has evolved into a true cosmopolitan city. In the heart of the historic core, you'll find Catholic churches, with the cathedral being the most prominent, along with an Orthodox church, a mosque (a Muslim place of worship without a minaret), and one of the oldest active synagogues in Europe nearby.

As different (though fundamentally similar) religions have marked Dubrovnik's history, which religious groups inhabited the territory of the Dubrovnik Republic, and whose traces do we find in Dubrovnik today? A walk through the tiny, only 1.06-hectare historic centre will introduce you to religious tolerance, coexistence, and harmony in Dubrovnik over the centuries.

Thematic tours of the city start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Tourist Information Centre at Pile Gate in English, and at 12:30 p.m. in Croatian, led by guides Lidija Begić and Vesna Barišić. 

Due to the limited number of participants, registration for these thematic city tours is required via email: or phone: +38520312011, no later than the day before by 5 p.m.

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