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Franciscan Monastery

Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Hvar
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have to admit that Hvar in general appeared to be a very image concious, facile catwalk of a place where the yachting set and sun worshippers compete to look cool in designer gear - the gorgeous Venetian buildings appear something of a backdrop in a hedonistic resort. This all goes to make this Monastery stand out. Located on a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I would combine this with the concerts. There ware regularly some lovely jazz evenings or other musicians playing and it is a lovely spot. It is outdoors in the courtyard. You also get to walk about the monastery a little before and after the concert.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Pretty crazy in a place that lives and dies by tourism, but keeper of this place was MIA first day we tried to get in, even after our guide called him and we waited unsuccessfully for his arrival...tried again second day, and, again, had to wait...saw him, after our guide pointed him out, sauntering at a snail's pace to open... More

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Harare
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a vibrant back packer and high end yacth town and so sadly this monastery is a bit neglected. To pay to get in yet very little to see is sad.

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a lovely place and we caught a concert here by some local folk group under a full moon and starlit sky.A memory to treasure and all for under €10 euro a head.The setting is wonderful and the stone work is heavenly.

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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

25 kuna to enter. Nice last supper painting. Few old pots from shipwrecks. 500 year old tree. Nice little chapel with some nice art. Some other interesting artworks. Friendly lady. Has a sun clock in the courtyard that works so don't miss that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lovely and well preserved. Sadly the museum is only open in the morning from 10-12 and I couldn't make it in there. But you can walk into the church and look at the artifacts. Worth a stop if you can make it, won't take more than 10 mins to see it. As added incentive, there is a crepe man outside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

with the old tree's in the courtyard this was quite the find in Hvar, lovely jazz concert's at night too.. cult place imho.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

On a recent tour in Croatia we toured this monastery on Hvar. There were some interesting art work as well as relics, chalices etc. However the highlight of the tour was the beautiful painting of the Last Supper which covered one whole wall. The story behind this painting was very interesting. It seems it was done by a grateful artist... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited the monastery twice during the same day. The other visit in the evening during a classic concert that took place inside the building under open sky. Great atmosphere.

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