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Monastery and Church of St. Francis

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Address: Castropola, Pula, Croatia

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Peaceful retreat

A lovely spot with calm ambiance, worth the 9 Krona admission. A touch of history and architecture, lightened by the tortoises in the central area

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 25, 2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

A lovely spot with calm ambiance, worth the 9 Krona admission. A touch of history and architecture, lightened by the tortoises in the central area

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

14th century monastery dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. You will find it just up the little hill, above the old city streets. Made of stone blocks, beautiful architectural piece.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We was saw this monastery on a walking tour of Pula. The cloister is really quiet. The garden is occupied by a number of tortoises. Looking at the architecture there are a mixture of styles at first floor level. Mass was going on when we were there so could not look around the church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

It is a bit of a challenge going up to the hill where the monastery is located when it is hot, but worth the effort. Quit place, well preserved. You can keep making pictures, where ever your eyes go, there isa potential shot..

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Nottingham,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Want some quiet away from the tourists? Try this former convent. Its up the hill, and so few people come there in the heat.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

The monastery complex was built in the 14th century and dedicated to Saint Francis from Assisi. The church was erected in 1314 in the late Romanesque style with some Gothic ornaments. It is a simple architectural structure, very peaceful and calm.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

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 bubbles 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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