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Visovac Monastery

Island of Visovac | Krka National Park, Sibenik, Croatia
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Ranked #11 of 35 Attractions in Sibenik
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Visovac is a little island owned by the Catholic Church, situated in the area of the lower flow of...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Visovac is a little island owned by the Catholic Church, situated in the area of the lower flow of the river Krka between two waterfalls in Krka National Park - the Roski waterfall and Skradinski buk. Prior to human habitation of the island, it was only a "White rock" in the middle of the lake. It got today's shape thanks to the work of the priests that brought the land to the shallow water and separated it from the water with a wall, so the island with its vegetation became a "little paradise".

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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The adventure starts with yelling from the shore to get attention from the priests and novices that reside in the convent on the island. They arrive, pick you up and bring you to the island. There is a church to see and also the museum with old bibles, church books and the collection of weaponry.

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Essex England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Imagine getting posted to this island for a year as one of the Franciscan monks. If you are into gardening you could tend a small plot of land among the wandering peacocks. But the tourists descend quite regularly on boats from Krka. But they are only there for a short while - and then - peace again! Daniel was our... More 

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Sibenik, Croatia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Beautiful small island with a monastery and museum, surrounded with amazing garden. But the thing is that you have 30 minutes to see everything and you'll need some time by boat just to reach the island.

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Sibenik, Croatia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Monastery which is located on the Krka river, where the Franciscan order and beauty of glorious nature made the perfect combination of mysticism, spirituality, God's presence and the beauty of nature in one place.

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

it is not so big garden, but for sure worth a visit there is a terrace where you can eat or drink something it is some stairs to get there, but very much worth a visit

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The monastery is beautiful, with a exquisite church, museum and grounds, replete with peacocks, vegetable garden and orchard. We took the boat to the monastery from Krka National Park. You have to see everything in 30 minutes. C'est impossible! Frustrating.

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Torrevecchia Pia, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A tiny little island that lies in the middle of an enlargement of the Krka. A Church and a Franciscan Monaster are the main attractions, together with a museum, containing the tinyest book on earth (3.5 mm side with the Padre Nostro prayer) and the Edit of the Sultan Muhammad IV that states the monks can go back safely on... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Tiny island which was cultivated and turned from bare piece of rock into green jewel by monks since XV century.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Great botanical garden. Interesting guide who shared many stories about the history of the monastery, priceless sacral art and archaeological artefacts in the museum. Balkan history in just a few square meters. Nice botanical garden and free range 'zoo'.

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Sibenik, Croatia
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

Island of Visovac can often be found in commercials, posters and brochures of Croatian tourist board. There is a place by the road with perfect panoramic view on the river Krka, lake, and Visovac island. I could sit there for hours and enjoy the atmosphere. But that's me. Most of the people love to go down, take a boat and... More 

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