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Franciscan Monastery

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Address: Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia

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Worth the pleasant stroll along the quay to this 15th century Monastery

Head southeast of Hvar Town to discover this 15th century Franciscan Monastery Some worthwhile paintings to checkout in the church Cloister garden is also worth a look

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Darrel J
Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Head southeast of Hvar Town to discover this 15th century Franciscan Monastery Some worthwhile paintings to checkout in the church Cloister garden is also worth a look

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short walk down the Riva from St Stephen's square takes you to this delightful old Monastery. There's a beautiful courtyard where they hold concerts in the summer and it looks stunning inside and out - day or night.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We visited Hvar during the Summer Music Festival and were lucky enough to see two concerts at this beautiful venue. The cloisters were open to the stars and the sounds resonated around the historic walls, making it quite magical. It was easy to imagine how it sounded with the Franciscan monks singing and praying. I feel very lucky to have... More 

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Portland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Unfortunately there are so many restrictions to visit this place. No photography being the main one. Is fairly limited what you can see and information. One amazing thing is the silence once inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Beautiful seaside monastery, historical place that often holds open-air concerts in the yard during summer. Also, quite good place to swim.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

The actual "monastery" is not open for tours but the museum and the church are the special places to tour. In the courtyard, St. Francis kneels in prayer (another statue just like it graces the entry to the Benedictine Monastery). Buy the entry ticket and begin in the museum. Look for the over-sized (wall-to-wall) painting of the Last Supper (circa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

During the day time, this place is worth a visit for its situation alone, right on the sea. There are some interesting artifacts recovered by marine archaeologists, and some good paintings, notably a Last Supper. The woman on the desk has a good sense of humour- she made us feel welcome. If you are lucky, your visit to Hvar Town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Hvar town, take a 5 minute walk around the coast to the monastery. It is a lovely place to wander around. Cool & shady, situated by a great little beach. A nice place to watch the world go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Worth a visit - check opening hours, I think it's closed in the afternoon, opening again at 5pm. Must see is the large painting of the Last Supper in the refectory.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This former monastery is a short walk from the harbor. It has a variety of ecclesiastical and ancient artifacts from the region (including artifacts salvaged from ancient Greek and Roman shipwrecks). Even if you don't go in the building, the walk to the site is worth it just for the view across the harbor to the old town.

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