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St. Blaise Church, Dubrovnik, Croatia | by Inga Vuljanko Desnica (catching up....)
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St. Blaise Church, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Constructed in the flamboyant Venetian Baroque style by the Venetian master Marino Gropelli in 1715, the church is dedicated to st. Blaise (sveti Blaž), the patron saint and protector of the city. Being a physician and a bishop, st. Blaise is traditionaly believed to cure throat illnesses. Based on the legend of his appearance to warn the inhabitants of Dubrovnik of an impending attack by the Venetians, the Festivity of st. Blaise, celebrated yearly on 3 February, has kept its traditional features in a continuous historic sequence from the 10th century to our time and has been added to the UNESCO's List as one of the 13 enrolled goods of Croatian Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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Taken on June 30, 2013