The island of Lokrum was first mentioned in 1023 as the place of foundation of the Benedictine abbey and monastery. According to legend, it was at Lokrum that Richard I the Lionheart found salvation from a shipwreck, returning in 1192 from a crusade from Palestine. He partially fulfilled the vow according to which, if he was saved, he would build a church at the place of salvation. He was saved by landing in Lokrum, but at the request of the people of Dubrovnik, he agreed to build a church in the city itself.
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