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Benedictine monastery on the island of Lokrum
Benedictine monastery on the island of Lokrum

Roof surface: 920 m2
Duration of works: August 1984. – February 1985.
Cost: 588.878,09 US $

Contractor: GRO "Građevinar" Dubrovnik
Supervision: Marko Biskup, arch.,Institute for the Restoration of Dubrovnik
Construction foreman: Ante Vitasovic, civil engineering technician


The Benedictine monastery on the island of Lokrum is one of the most important Benedictine monasteries in the Dubrovnik region. The first building dates back to the 12th century. New Renaissance compound was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. It sustained severe damage in the 1667 earthquake. The compound underwent heavy interventions and extentions in the 19th century when it was converted into the summer residence for Maximilian von Habsburg.

The coupound was severely damaged again in the 1979 earthquake. Before detailed cultural and historical researches, it was necessary to undertake some urgent interventions, especially on the roof structure.

The compound was intended to house the Scientific Station of the University of Zagreb. The architectural analysis and archaeological researches were followed by elaboration of the rehabilitation projects.

Nature of work: provisory protection, elaboration of projects and structural repair (works interrupted in 1991)