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Franciscan Monastery

Placa 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #26 of 61 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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Paris, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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21 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You can pay to go inside, but not worth it even though it is pretty cheap. Interesting but not a wow destination. Keep walking as there are plenty of other sites you will need to spend time to see in this area.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Includes the oldest working pharmacy in Europe. The beautiful cloisters & courtyard have good photo opportunities but do not take photo’s in the pharmacy. Admission 30kn

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My friend and I are pharmacists and went to the monastery to see the oldest continuously working pharmacy in the world. The entry fee is only about $5USD but it's pretty lame inside. You can only take pictures in the cloister area and the history of the pharmacy is only one wall inside a small museum. There were no descriptions... More

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