Welcome to Villa Bunić ― Kaboga
Villa Bunić-Kaboga is a representative example of the 15th and 16th century Dubrovnik Gothic-Renaissance architecture, whose typological features grant it a prominent position among Dubrovnik’s summer residences. It belongs to a group of villas constructed “on the water,” which also had a specifically designed landscape. The villa is located on the southern river bank of the Rijeka Dubrovačka – river Ombla estuary, in the area called Batahovina. The patrician family Bunić (Bona) had owned the estate at Batahovina ever since the 14th century, and the existing villa was built during the time of Miho, son of Junije Bunić. Based on the architectural stylistic features and sculptural design, and the research findings, its construction is dated between 1520 and 1540. After the 1667 earthquake, the villa came into the possession of the patrician family Kaboga (Caboga). Beginning with Marin-Marojica, son of Bernard Kaboga, the villa was owned by members of the same family, and among them the commissioners of the works executed in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the second half of the 19th century, Villa Bunić-Kaboga and the neighbouring Villa Stay came into the possession of a single owner. Their gardens were connected by walkways, both at ground-floor and first-floor levels. In the 20th century, the villa changed several owners and users.
After Villa Bunić Kaboga was restored to its full splendour it became a meeting place for enthusiasts of the rich heritage of Dubrovnik. Today, Villa Bunić Kaboga and its facilities is managed by Dubrovačka baština Ltd. which offers this valuable space for commercial use, thus bringing this historical edifice closer to those it is intended for – people. The villa also has a chapel where religious ceremonies can be held. The organization of classical and popular music concerts, exhibitions, workshops, weddings, christenings, anniversaries, lectures, and other events revitalized this gorgeous villa.
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Katarina Milat Kralj