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We visited Dubrovnik back in June. It was very busy as it was start of the high season. We found this place by accident and glad we did. There was only one another couple. The courtyard is just so peaceful and quiet. The girls were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had seen this garden from the City walls and glad we had a look around it, the history in Dubrovnik is amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carospring
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The monastery is located just behind the Sponza Palace and Ploce Gate. The cloister is the most beautiful part of the complex. Built-in Gothic-Renaissance form, it is the work of local stonemasons from the mid-15th century. The graceful triple arches of the cloister surround a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed November 18, 2018

In the to and fro and back and forth that is traveling; checking time schedules, packing/unpacking, keeping track of your traveling companions, it was lovely to visit an historic sight like this one, that offered peace and quiet and the chance to contemplate. Be quiet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pookala
Reviewed November 1, 2018

A wonderful place for a short break, quiet, peaceful and beautiful. Sit down in the cloister . Spend around half an hour there.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We had Dubrovnik passes so it did not cost us any thing to visit this sight. There is a very small museum . Also there is a very good gift shop. And a lush green court yard for mediation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank inthegarden
Reviewed October 28, 2018

My god daughter attended a Dominican high school and I feel compelled to support this worthy order. I visited after a city tour. The entrance is dark and scaffolding abounds but the inner courtyard is beautiful and peaceful. The paintings are extraordinary and beautifully displayed....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank June L
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Although the church itself is currently closed for refurbishment, there is a wonderful museum attached to it which is open to the public for a small fee and the cloister garden is a nice place to sit in peace and quiet. I would recommend a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aecmorgan
Reviewed October 18, 2018

An oasis of calm up a side street, just near the main gate. Some well preserved artefacts, and a lovely central courtyard. Peaceful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AScotsmanAbroad
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Lots of odd items on display and good shelter from the sun. Like the rest of town it needed to be rebuilt after the war.

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 10, 2017|
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Response from Ricky Y | Reviewed this property |
I did not go inside the monastery last time I visited because I only got half a day so I was not aware of their opening hours. I checked on the net for you and apparently it is open from 9am to 6pm (5pm in the winter). I... More
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Cynthia C
San Diego, California
Confirming entrances, times, etc please (7 Replies)
Hi, This June we will be staying just outside the city walls on Hvarska near the Old Harbor side. I believe the walls open at 8:00am and I can get in near the Dominican Monastery. at the Ploce Gate. Can you tell me where that entrance is? Do I walk to Iza Grada and turn right and then turn right at the T? Is 8:00am when it opens? And, if we want to walk from that point counterclockwise can we do more than one circle so that we walk the walls, then continue along the walls to the Pile...More
May 25, 2015|
Response fromapt22|
Yes the walls open at 8am in June. Not sure whether you can do more than a lap, but that would mean a lot of stairs to do one and a half laps starting at the Ploce entrance.
Helsinki, Finland
Tallinn 1 day trip review (5 Replies)
I was again on a day trip by Tallink Superstar. Well, I liked St Olaf's church tower whic is my opinion the best sight. I really don't understand the Estonian bad service atmosphere. In restaurants you got no smiles from service people and they don't look in the eyes. They just "throw" the plate in front of you. The feeling seems to be "I just work here, I don't own or care a s**t about this place". Again I experienced many such a situations. Only the market place sellers seem to be...More
August 13, 2010|
Response fromOravad|
Seems like your day trip was not what you hoped for. Regarding the bad service, unfortunately sometimes in Tallinn, Finns are treated a little indifferently when they take a short trip to Tallinn from Helsinki expecting it to be a theme park. The monastery is off Vene st for next time. I almost got run over by a tram in Helsinki once, so I don't think the Tallinn bus issue is isolated. For the sea atmosphere, in the evening, outside of town hall square, the seagulls are omnipresent.
Eugene C
Beverly Hills, California
Are the Following Sites on the city wall? (5 Replies)
can these be accessed from the City Walls? or do you need to be off the walls? Dominican Monastery and Museum St Johns Fortress Bokar Fortress Franciscan Monastery Rectors Palace these all appear to be near the wall, and wasnt sure if they can be assessed while walking on the city wall.
May 26, 2017|
Response fromcavtatlady|
To enter any of the above sites, you must be off the wall.