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Address: Placa 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Phone Number: 385 20 321 410
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This 14th-century church and monastery contains a pharmacy museum and a...
This 14th-century church and monastery contains a pharmacy museum and a world-renowned collection of ancient manuscripts.
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Nice piece of history

It isn't the largest attraction you will see in the old town. It is next to the entrance of the Pile Gate where the wall walk begins. The pharmacy is the oldest in Europe and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It isn't the largest attraction you will see in the old town. It is next to the entrance of the Pile Gate where the wall walk begins. The pharmacy is the oldest in Europe and you can buy goods there. The courtyard is small with a fountain and the architecture is impressive (like most of the old town). The museum... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The church is free to visit, however the courtyard and museum/pharmacy cost 30 Kunas to enter. The small courtyard is very pretty and takes about 5 minutes to visit. The museum/pharmacy is a single room with about three dozen old religious artifacts, jewellery and an old pharmacy counter (photos not permitted). There wasn’t much in way of explanations or information,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I really couldn't decide bwetween a 2 and a 3 rating but felt that what was there was OK but there was not a great deal to see. The museum/pharmacy was one room and I rather begrudged paying to see it. The cloister/courtyard was small and not particularly exciting. The church next door is free to enter and quite grand.... More 

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Southampton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not a huge amount to see here - a small court yard and the old pharmacy - which wasn't that inspiring really - and a few church artefacts in cases. This is near the Pile Gate, but if time is short I would give it a miss.

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Half price for students. A nice yard to walk around in, an old pharmacy with interesting relics. See if you have the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a difficult attraction to score. However, the 'three' is on the basis of the beautiful and serene couryard which is surrounded by a series of artwork. The old pharmacy is rather forgetable and there are also a series of church related artefacts and pictures (with English interpretations). It probably wasn't worth the 30 kuna (£3) entrance fee to... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The courtyard of the Monestery is lovely and a nice place to relax and enjoy the gardens. It was recommended that we make sure to visit especially beautiful cloister leading to pharmacy which is one of the oldest in Europe. The pharmacy is still in operation today. The monastery itself contains some beautiful frescoes and old relics. It does not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This review is for the Old pharmacy. As a pharmacist, I decided it was necessary to see the Oldest Pharmacy in Europe at the Monastery. I believe we paid around 6 Euro each for admission, knowing that there wouldn't be a whole lot to see. The pharmacy part was indeed interesting, but was a very small part of the site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

You pay to go in here, but not much and there are some wonderful artifacts. There is an 11th century bible, some wonderful art and jewellery that has been gifted to the church, lots of relics (including St Luke the Evangelist and St Thomas the apostle) and an entry into the church of San Sebastian which is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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