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Address: Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia

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Our favorite spot on Hvar

Located on the majestic coastal plane just south of Old Town Hvar, the Franciscan Monastery and the monastery Church of Our Lady of Charity is a serene medieval oasis of beauty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Located on the majestic coastal plane just south of Old Town Hvar, the Franciscan Monastery and the monastery Church of Our Lady of Charity is a serene medieval oasis of beauty and tranquility in a lively small community. Dating from 1461, the building is remarkable survival of a much earlier age almost surrounded by the sea, which is held off... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

the fees to enter all the church museums provide entry to more than just church artifacts. many contain beautiful works of art: paintings, sculpture, shipwreck bounty,etc. Third best thing to do besides eating and boating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The building has a mural and a museum. If you can visit during a concert that is a neat way to see the building. There are summer concerts here, look for the posters, not expensive, our admission was 75 kuna for a great piano concert.

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New Haven, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a small museum located in a Franciscan monastery. As we walked to it, we saw "monuments" referring to the 12 steps of the cross. The paintings are as old as the 14th century, and as recent as the 21st, especially wood sculptures by a contemporary Croatian artist. All works have to do with Christ, the "holy mother" and... More 

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Harrow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Interesting Franciscan monastery. .We quite well preserved and presented. Amazing white cypress tree in grounds. Little museum was a mixture of ancient and modern art. Lovely little beach underneath. .we were sorry we didn't have our bathing gear that day. It looked very inviting. Crystal clear waters Good view of island that was once a women's prison..swimming distance away.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Best tree we've ever seen. Walk through the monastery, which is charming and functioning, through to the somewhat dilapidated courtyard to see this 500-year old cypress. A short walk from city center.

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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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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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Address: Address: Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar

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