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Peaceful place

The inner courtyard in particular is lovely. Look out for all the tortoises, big, small and tiny... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RobertJE
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London, United Kingdom
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Beautiful place

We experienced mass and it was very beautiful because of piano player and lovely choir. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
evahrobarik11
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Zilina, Slovakia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The inner courtyard in particular is lovely. Look out for all the tortoises, big, small and tiny either wondering over the grass or hiding around the edge. It is certainly a place to sit and contemplate life. The adjoining church is quite stark but again...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We experienced mass and it was very beautiful because of piano player and lovely choir. Great experience

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank evahrobarik11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You wanna have a cool (in Celsius) and quiet place to take a break of the cities' animated streets? The inner courtyard is wellness for your soul. No noise from the city penetrates these walls and the church itself, except the altar, is very austere...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

Walked up the steps to visit this monastery and church - lovely tranquil place, with artefacts from original buildings with great views of the surrounding area.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Russ06
Reviewed July 3, 2019

There's a pretty nice cloister attached to the church - a definite must-see in Pula. Although they charge 9 kuna for a visit...

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Alexander_random
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

This is a lovely example of a Franciscan monastery with a lovely courtyard and a lovely wooden triptych in the chapel. Not to be missed. The Pula Tourist card is not valid here but it is still worth paying the entry fee.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

Passed bye whilst we were in Pula. Another fine example of older architecture & structure.. Mind boggles how they constructed the Luke so long ago. Certainly recommend a visit

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank phil m
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Hidden away, the walk to the church alone was worth it. Unfortunately I had exposed shoulders so I chose not to go inside but the exterior was still beautiful & the view was amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lovrinovic
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Beautiful church with amazing views when you get there. If you go and it is raining, be very careful as the cobblestone streets/walkways get very slippery.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2kwaldo
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The singing I heard outside drew my attention to this very old church. I entered and stayed until the mass was over. I took pictures here before leaving on the side door. When they saw me, the priest and some parishioners he was talking to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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