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Monastery and Church of St. Francis

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Address: Castropola, Pula, Croatia

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It's a gem

We were technically lost and so wondering around the streets in Pula. we found this church by accident as we thought it was in another location (bad map-reading skills) and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were technically lost and so wondering around the streets in Pula. we found this church by accident as we thought it was in another location (bad map-reading skills) and it was worth the discovery. it's full of histroy and such a delightful sight

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Beautiful church up the hill a bit. Its a church of historic significance so worth a look . We looked at the outside and admired the rustic exterior then found peace in the interior . Some interesting icons and art inside.

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nothing special, did not enter monastery, but interesting architecture outside. Time to catch your breath before continuing up to top of Pula.

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Yorkshire
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a beautiful place this was - we were so happy to have found it. It had a very peaceful and calming atmosphere. It was lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful architecture when viewed from outside. Didn't go inside as there was a mass being held. I hope to come back again to see the interior.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We visited all the main sights and took a leisourly 4 hours in total. Some where more worth while than others but all in all a very pleasant trip.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We actually didn't enter the monastery, but we passed by and got intrigued by the monument. Hopefully we'll come back to Pula to check out the inside.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

One of (if not the 1st) church of the Franciscan order. Austere yet powerful, very special place for those of faith -- and maybe for those of different beliefs.

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Bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

A small charge of 7 kuna (about 70p) each for entry. There are some items of interest but close up access is forbidden. Its very quiet and a nice place to rest away from the bustle of the nearby shops and tourists.

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Cambridge, UK
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This sight is easy to miss though not far from the ampi theatre, but worth a quiet moment of reflection. If you ask for the pizza restaurant called Jupiter it is just a few yards away on the opposite side of the road.

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