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A side streets in the Jewish Quarter of Dubrovnik

On the left side of the Stradun Promenade, when facing the clock tower, is the Jewish Quarter. The Synagogue, which is still standing, was built in 1408. This is the oldest, still active synagogue of Spanish Sephardic Judaism in the world. It is also, after the synagogue in Prague, the second oldest synagogue in Europe. On its floor lies the Moorish rug which the Spanish Queen Isabella, the benefactor of Columbus, gave her Jewish physician.
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Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Peter

The first chapel left of the altar in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo is the Ceresi Chapel with two famous paintings by Caravaggio, Crucifixion of St. Peter (1600) and Conversion on the Way to Damascus (1601). Caravaggio’s grotesque and extremely realistic compositions caused a lot of public controversy. Continue reading Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Peter

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