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Franciscan Monastery

Address: Placa 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Phone Number: 385 20 321 410
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Ranked #28 of 68 Attractions in Dubrovnik
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This 14th-century church and monastery contains a pharmacy museum and...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This 14th-century church and monastery contains a pharmacy museum and a world-renowned collection of ancient manuscripts.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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larrchar
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85 helpful votes 85 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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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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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, Ohio
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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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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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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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