The monuments of Dubrovnik
Along the Stradun, starting from the Pile gate, there's a cluster of interesting places: on the left there are the votive Church of Saint Saviour and the Franciscan monastery; on the right the Onofrio's fountain and the convent of Saint Claire.
The entire Stradun is lined with nice buildings, but the next important ones are at the very end of it, in a little square.
The wonderful building on the left is the Sponza Palace with the historic archives and on the right you see the 18th century church of Saint Blaise.
In the middle of the square there are 2 fountains: the Orlando statue and the small Onofrio fountain, just in front of the Bell Tower.
To the North of the Stradun there are at least 3 worthwhile sacred buildings to visit: the church of Sugurata (not far from the Pile gate), and the Dominican Monastery and Chapel of Saint Luke (near the Ploce gate).
To the south of the Stradun, in Gunduliceva Poljana, which you reach by following the largest alley, there's another wonderful building, the Rector's Palace. Just down the road from it you can see the Dubrovnik's Cathedral and around the corner the charming church of Saint Ignatius.
Continuing along this street you'll find 2 museums: on the left, half way back to Pile, is the ethnographic museum Rupe, while on the left, at Å iroka ulica 7, there's a museum dedicated to an important Croatian writer: Marin DrÅ¾ic.
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