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Franciscan Monastery

Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in Hvar
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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dublin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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57 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We arrived at the monastery after a walking tour of the old part of the town. We walked along the harbor seaside path to the monastery, enjoying the color of the water in front of the monastery. We were not able to see the museum, it was closed when we arrived, not sure if the reason was we were off... More

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Astoria oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

More beauty, more beach, more of creation at its best in Croatia. Great place for rest solitude. Resting refreshing reigniting the spirit. All creation shouts in the specialness of this place. Yes i will return!

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a must to see the ancient cypresss tree,the wonderful treasury and the large painting of the Last Supper. The chapel is a gem also. The location of the monastery is delightful.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Nothing you haven't already seen, but worth a stop anyway. It's along the way and offers good photo opportunities.

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