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Monastery and Church of St. Francis

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Address: Castropola, Pula, Croatia

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Interesting for a small visit

On the leaflets of the building the courtyard made me curious. The church/monastery in itself wasn't very special (maybe it's because I'm not religious). But in the courtyard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2016
NinDinja
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Drenthe Province, The Netherlands
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The monastery is very interesting and has a beautiful central courtyard area with palm trees and flowers. The church is very good with interesting statues and paintings. To find it you need to go up a very steep cobbled road and up stairs. Not good for wheelchairs.

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CornwaII
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick look on a tour on a Sunday morning. The cloister area is lovely, look for the tortotise in the garden, and don't miss the mosaic

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Moro, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although as a Catholic, I have a great interest in seeing Monasteries and Churches when I travel, this one is of interest for everyone. It is full of history. The church was built in 1314 and is beautiful inside and out. The monastery was built in the 14th century. It is peaceful and cool in the summer heat. A small... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I was a little shy of going into this medieval Church as it seemed so quiet and sadly, empty of visitors. However, I’m glad we did and were greeted with a beautifully maintained property that easily communicated its reason for being. It was well maintained, well respected and very humble. Despite beautiful cloister columns and fascinating carvings, especially the beautiful... More 

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Drenthe Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

On the leaflets of the building the courtyard made me curious. The church/monastery in itself wasn't very special (maybe it's because I'm not religious). But in the courtyard there was a group of turtles! I haven't seen that anywhere before.

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Thank NinDinja
Niceville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Great place to visit, explore and immerse in peaceful meditation about art, history, religion, etc. Vey helpful monks and emp[loyees.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Would recomend for the people who love strict library's and churches/ religion so a place to see if your one of those people .

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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The monastery and church of St. Francis of Assisi lies on the slope of a hill. They were built in the thirteenth century. The church is of Romanesque style as the façade clearly reveals, but some gothic elements are also included in it, such as the pointed arches in the inside as well as the wall openings. It is a... More 

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indy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The church is fairly simple, one room, one altar at the end. No side altars or chapels The center piece on the altar contains small sculptures ofJesus, Mary and the 12 disciples done mostly in gold. We couldn't figure out how to get to the cloister but would have liked to seen that.

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Staffs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Really awesome sigt to see and of such rich history in an area steeped in sights. Would recommend to anybody.

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