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Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art

Benedictine Convent of St. Mary, Forum, Zadar 23000, Croatia
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This is one of Zadar's must-sees. Officially called "The gold and silver of Zadar", it houses an... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
AjmoCa
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Zadar, Croatia
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I can't understand why this museum is not in the first 3 things to do in Zadar. The museum is in a... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2016
Lee S
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Australia
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

This is one of Zadar's must-sees. Officially called "The gold and silver of Zadar", it houses an enormous collection of religious art. If you are interested in that sort of thing, you can easily spend up to 3 hours in it. Absolutely worth the while.

Thank AjmoCa
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I can't understand why this museum is not in the first 3 things to do in Zadar. The museum is in a Benedictine Convent opens at 10 am and run by the nuns. For Religious items and art dating back for hundreds of years made...More

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed August 31, 2016

After a while all the crucifixes, reliquaries and celebratory garments start to blur. I appreciate the richness and variety of the collection but it was simply too much for my taste. Worth the visit nevertheless. Everything but exhibition about Glagolitic alphabet has description in English....More

Thank WieslawSz
Reviewed June 19, 2016

This quietly understated museum in the Benedictine Convent adjacent to the Forum is hardly mentioned in the major guide books, but for lovers of religious art (and even for those who just love beautiful things) this is an absolute must see. Had we not listened...More

Thank John L
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Mentioned on our walking tour by our guide and I'm glad we went back to look. Some amazing gold and silver treasures. We were told the nuns hid the treasures underground during world war II bombings and refused to let them be taken. No photos...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Wow! I'm so glad I read a short blurb about this permanent exhibition and planned a visit accordingly. It was truly spectacular to see this huge accumulation of opulently-adorned church relics. My children couldn't believe how much wealth was to be found in a small...More

Thank melp310
Reviewed November 24, 2015

This unpretentious building houses an impressive collection of religious articles and relics, dating back centuries. They are beautifully displayed, and while the items get a little repetitious at times, just the sheer number of particular relics (silver foot relics, for instance!) is amazing. Beautiful paintings....More

Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed November 2, 2015

I love to come on that place with my family and friends. Nice ambient and peace for hart and my soul.

Thank marko m
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went to the museum after lunch - big mistake as it's closed from 1pm to 5pm on Monday to Friday. So check your date of visit and the opening hours. We wasted 4 hours lingering around the streets till 5pm and managed to look around...More

Thank LimYP_Spore
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not to be seen anywhere else this display was an insight to the religious background of Zadar. Even for the none religious a very nice exhibition of fine gold and paintings dating back 1000 years. Very reasonably priced. Kids go free!!!!!

1  Thank past-it-punk
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