Dubrovnik Vignettes: Lazzarettos

Quarantine Buildings from the era of the Republic of Ragusa

(walls of the Lazzarettos)

Priding itself on having the third oldest pharmacy in Europe (dated to 1317, and opened at a Franciscan Monastery to be later available to all citizens), the Republic of Ragusa took its public health very, very seriously.

And being one of Europe’s most notable merchant powers, the threat of plague hung over the city-state as for…

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