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Franciscan Monastery

Placa 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #25 of 62 Attractions in Dubrovnik
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Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Religious Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This 14th-century church and monastery contains a pharmacy museum and a world-renowned collection of ancient manuscripts.
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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The building itself is not very special, although justly famous for the original old pharmacy. We enjoyed the collection, but most of all we loved the wonderful courtyard and bell tower. This was our first glimpse of the local fruit that look like giant limes. We were told they are a cross between grapefurit and lemons and are no good... More

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larrchar
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44 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit on a Sunday and Mass was just beginning so we sat with The people of Dubrovnik and stayed though we could not understand a word that was spoken. It is A beautiful place, with statues and relics. This Monastery is located just within the walls of Old Town Dubrovnik , on the left. It... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A shelter from the heat and bustle. Plenty of shiny marble a large square tower and a peace and quiet about the place. Free entrance.

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Manchester
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42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

this monastery is situated on the Stradun close to the pile gate entrance. it is worth a visit. small fee on entry. very interesting exhibits and environment. allow around half an hour to view.

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Marysville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Interesting visit. Quick tour, if there isn't a line. Oldest continuously operating pharmacy in the world. Also interesting architecture. Allow one hour or less.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It is worth going here just to see (and enjoy) the peaceful and beautiful cloister, and to get away from the bustle of the tourists on the impossibly crowded Stradun. And of course the holes in the wall that the shells and bullets caused during the war, these can be seen in the small museum at the other end of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Entrance to the Franciscan monastery is on your left soon after you enter the old town from Pile Gate. The first thing you notice are the crowds of people trying to balance on stumpy statue sticking out of its wall at knee height. If you can balance well, this is seen as a test of manhood. Above the entrance is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The cloistered gardens are worth the admission fee on their own. Cool and quiet, greenery in the centre of the monastery: a fine place to relax a little while if your visit is on a hot summer day.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The church has a beautiful interior, the monastery tranquil and the museum very interesting. There is a full size recreation of the original pharmacy with original items on display. Well worth a visit.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tickets for this attraction are 60 kuna, roughly $6. There is very little to see compared to other monasteries around the world. As much as I love historical places and religious sites, I would recommend checking out the city's churches and other free sites instead.

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