Franciscan Monastery, Dubrovnik

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Featuring one of the oldest churches in Dubrovnik, ,Franciscan Monastery attracts tourists not only for its antique design and historical significance, but also its impressive library and pharmacy. Start off by exploring the mixed Gothic and Renaissance style of the church's interior and exterior. Note the Baroque-style reconstructions, which were added inside during more recent reconstruction. In accordance with the Franciscan rule that outlines taking care of sick members of the order, this church has an attached pharmacy that is quite well-known. It is the third-oldest functioning pharmacy in the world and has been partially transformed into a museum with exhibits about Franciscan medicine and the pharmacy itself. Finish off your visit here with a trip to the attached library, known as one of the richest in Croatia, it boasts an impressive collection of over 70,000 books. Students get in for half price. Arrange to visit Franciscan Monastery and other attractions in Dubrovnik using our Dubrovnik travel route builder app .
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  • A few steps from the entrance to the old town through the Pile Gate, you will meet the lateral wall of the church of the Franciscan monastery that has no frills; Inside there is a huge room with a single nave with a white ceiling and a central fresco; Then majestic main altar and sumptuous side altars, rich in the unlikely, very beautiful and ample the Romanesque-Gothic cloister.
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  • We attended an evening string quartet concert in this tiny chapel. Perfect end to a perfect day. You can only buy tickets an hour before the concert, but that will give you enough time to attend the D...  more »
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  • Beautiful Franciscan church. Amazing architecture and very well preserved. The oldest Pharmacy is still live. The procedure of making medicines with various pottery, and jars are so fascinating. Loved it.
  • Nice little piece of medical history. Shame we couldn't get into the new pharmacy to view the lotions and potions. It was not clear what was on offer or what you could buy as advertised on the website.
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