We try not to let the churches dominate city guides, but often cities are built around churches as the armies march in and take the land by storm. Dubrovnik has so many churches we decided to feature the inside of two of its special churches in their own film so that the old town film, the Game of Thrones film, and Walking the Walls could all have their own identity. There is a lot to see on an Adriatic cruise and in Dubrovnik. Here is the inside and out of the Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which sits at the top of the stairs used for the walk of shame in Game of Thrones, and down in the square where the walk passes through is St. Blaise’s Church.

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Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola: At the top of the Baroque staircase, made super famous by Game of Thrones, is Poljana Ruđera Boškovića Square. This area is said to be the best example of Baroque architecture. The college attached to the church dates back to 1555 when Beccaddeli, the bishop of Dubrovnik, dissatisfied with Italian scholars of the Jesuit order, demanded a college be built. The legacy of Marin Gundulić, a Jesuit from Dubrovnik, allowed planning to begin in 1647. 1653 saw the Jesuit Rector Gianbattista Canauli regulate the whole urban structure of the suburb in the oldest part of the City to provide space for the Jesuit church and college demolishing a number of houses. Construction of the church was completed in 1725.

St. Blaise’s Church. The church was built in 1715 by Venetian sculptor Marino Gropelli on the foundations of the ruins of a Romanesque medieval church.  Saint Blaise (St. Vlaho) was identified by medieval Slavs with the pagan god Veles. He is the patron saint of the city of Dubrovnik. A flight of stairs leads to the portal, decorated with statues of angels and the vaulted interior is richly painted and decorated in Baroque style. 

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