The Day of St. Blaise, the patron saint of Dubrovnik is almost upon us, the 3rd of February. Banners and flags with bring colour and joy to the Old City of Dubrovnik as the greatest day in the city’s calendar is marked.
Around the historic city core of Dubrovnik you can’t help but notice the statues dedicated to the patron saint, St. Blaise or in Croatian Sv. Vlaho. Walk along any of the cobbled streets and before long you will bump into his image. In his left hand he holds the city and sometimes a mitre, whilst his right hand is raised in praise. There are over thirty statues in the image of St. Blaise, but of course the most impressive is located on the top of the St. Blaise Church in the very heart of the city.
Here are a few of the St. Blaise statutes that we discovered...including the smallest statue in Dubrovnik...it’s not so easy to find!
And can you spot the smallest St. Blaise Statue on this wall
Here is a close-up
Photos - Ivana Smilovic