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Address: Placa 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Phone Number: 385 20 321 410
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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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Those Fascinating Franciscans

This monastery, established in 1317, is an oasis of calm just off the Stradun, across from the Big Fountain of Onofrio and inside the entry to the Old City. The interior garden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Burlington, Canada
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Quick look into a beautiful monastery with a lovely courtyard. The ticket doesn't let you see all of it so I wish I could have seen more.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

You can only pay the entrance fee in cash : Kuna or Euro. When you enter you are immediately in the cloister which is beautiful with every column shaped differently and with a nice garden. The exhibition of the so called oldest pharmacy in the world is a joke. It is just a mixture of bits and pieces from one... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This monastery, established in 1317, is an oasis of calm just off the Stradun, across from the Big Fountain of Onofrio and inside the entry to the Old City. The interior garden and cloisters offer shade and serenity. The exhibition is small but worth the visit, especially if you are interested in reliquaries. Here you will find reliquaries holding hands... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Lovely enclosed garden. Old religious relics are rather macabre - saints body parts. Not something you see every day.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Franciscan Monastery houses a museum where you can see original items from the pharmacy plus an extensive library with precious incunabula, manuscripts, a large collection of musical notations and a treasury of artworks.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The Franciscan Monastery is located at Pile Gate, at the start of Stradun Street on the left side. Fortunately, our guide pointed out the narrow alley to take off Stradun to reach this attraction and the old pharmacy which supposedly has sold creams and perfumes to the rich and famous. She also pointed out the gargoyle head, placed at ankle... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Franciscan Monastery is at the other end of the Placa from where you normally come in. It includes an Old pharmacy museum and is quite pretty.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Entering this quiet beautiful cloister from the bustle of the Stradum brings a calm feeling and is a serene experience. We spent a while wandering and looking at the sculpture detail of the double columned Romanesque arches. There is a green garden of box hedging and other plants in the centre of the cloister and from the structure it looks... More 

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Nothumberland, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There are certain times of the day when you just have to get off Dubrovnik's streets, usually because of either the heat or the tourists. This monastery is at the Pile Gate end of Stradun right next to the entrance to the town walls. At the entrance to the cloister you'll find a man sat at a table who will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

From Stradun, steps going up with local restaurants both sides offering great local foods, just watch the steps and it will take you a while because of photography sessions going on while climbing, just the front face of the church will give you a good impression, it's free to go in but don't be surprised if you want deeper perspective... More 

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Address: Placa 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Phone Number: 385 20 321 410
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Dubrovnik

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