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Franciscan Monastery

Placa 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #26 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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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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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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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Rebuilt in 1300. So beautiful! Hundreds of islands to visit off the coast. This is where the wealthy of Europe come to play...

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a beautiful peaceful retreat in the Old City. The building is very pretty with some interesting frescos and a small but beautifully kept selection of holy relics, books and equipment from the old pharmacy. It won't take long to look around but it's worth popping in. It's very tranquil. I particularly enjoyed reading about the charitable missions currently... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good little visit here with interesting monastic relics and examples of war damage and shells, a pleasant and peaceful visit.

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karachi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

interesting architecture. A small payment needed to visit. Not a must specially for people short of time. A stroll around the old town is far more interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was worthwhile to see the architecture and the small museum however it was not a time consuming visit and tours go through it too.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When the cruise ships disgorge the passengers this ancient monestary is right by the front gate and so they pour in here. Compare with the Dominican Monestary at the other end of the old city where I was the only visitor. Anyway a lovely cloister (medieval) and several display rooms of paintings and other religious items. There is an adjoining... More

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