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Golubarda Pigeon-House in Čelopeci (Dubrovnik)

Patricija Veramenta-Paviša

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 466 Kb

str. 85-103

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Golubarda pigeon-house in Župa dubrovačka is a unique example of this type of the Renaissance domestic architecture in the Dubrovnik region, bearing witness to highly developed culture of living in the area. No written evidence on the erection of the columbary or the identity of its owners has been traced. This article examines architectural details and Golubarda’s renovation in 2003, its broader historical background, as well as the tradition of pigeon raising and columbary design in the Late Middle Ages. It is suggested that apart from being raised for sport and commercial purposes, pigeons here may have been used for messenger service, the tower itself serving as a useful observation post within the overall defence system of the Republic of Dubrovnik.

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Dubrovnik; Renaissance; pigeon-house; tower; renovation

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