Convent of St. Claire
Convent of St. Claire
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Virginia38,572 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
One of the first orphanages in the world was the one which became part of St. Clare Monastery in 1432. Our guide shared the following with us: When a woman had a child out of wedlock or could not afford another child, she would bring the child to the orphanage. The woman wore dark clothing and dropped the child off at night when the chances of being recognized were the least. The baby was placed on a rotating platform, a bell was rung to alert the nuns, and both baby and mother would disappear into the night. Anyone who approached the mother and learned her identity as she fled would either be punished or exiled. The orphanage was closed on Napoleon Bonaparte’s orders. It became and ammunition storehouse and stable. The window can be seen today on Zlatariceva Street.
Written October 21, 2016
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,599 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Right next to the entrance, as well as being surrounded by a church and a nice fountain where locals drink the water. Building is neat, but nothing amazing.
Written September 13, 2020
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jas12234
Rogers, Arkansas, United States7 contributions
Oct 2018
Walk about the stradun and visit the beautiful space. It is special to see this area of Dubronik. So many roofs are new from the war devastation. It is amazing how they have made the buildings whole again. Worth visiting.
Written March 28, 2019
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,450 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Completed in the 1300's started life as a convent, also a shelter for abandoned children, during napoleons time the convent was closed, and used as stable and ammo storage. Nowadays it is home Klarisa restaurant.
Written December 13, 2017
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michael p
Atlanta, GA1,095 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
This Convent is full of history even if it is not the most exciting building in the old city. It is interesting to look at but once you know its history and the history of the orphanages it becomes even more fascinating.
Written November 25, 2017
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,651 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Located not far from the main entrance to the Old Town, this was one of our first stops during our second visit to this lovely location. Most of the Old Town was "jam-packed" with tourists but most of them appeared to by-pass this rather plain old building.
We paused there briefly to read the plaques and discover some of the fascinating history of the convent. While the building itself is quite plain and ordinary, its history is a story of dedication, devotion and care. Quite remarkable!
Worth a brief visit to inform yourself of a little known but illuminating story from Dubrovnik's past!
Written September 30, 2017
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David B
Royton, UK345 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
Worth a visit especially if you are religious as it puts life into perspective. Was dear I suppose for what is there but that is really not an issue when visiting such historic sites. Once visited would not return though.
Written April 30, 2017
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