The Franciscan Church and Monastery, Dubrovnik

4.1
Historic Site · Library
Featuring one of the oldest churches in Dubrovnik, ,The Franciscan Church and 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 The Franciscan Church and Monastery and other attractions in Dubrovnik using our Dubrovnik travel route builder app.
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  • This is a somewhat hidden gem, despite the tons of tourists out in the streets, there weren't many people in here so it was a little oasis filled with historic artefacts. We actually came here for...  more »
  • Situated at the beginning of Placa. The Monastery was built in 1317 but it took centuries to construct. The library contains over 70000 books and the pharmacy is the third oldest functioning pharmacy....  more »
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  • Beautiful and well-preserved monastery from the 14th century. It's a great respite from the hectic streets of Dubrovnik but makes for a quick visit as there is not a whole lot to see. As with many of the museums and attractions in Dubrovnik over the last few years (thanks to price increases), it's probably only worth stopping in if you have a vested interest in the architecture or history of the monastery, or if you have the Dubrovnik card and therefore free admission. I had the card and enjoyed the visit, but don't think it would have been worth the ticket price otherwise.
  • This hotel is excellent, nice breakfast buffet dinner and lunch, . Nice view of the sea and beach from your room and five minutes walk to the beach .it has everything you need. From the hotel two minutes walk to the bus stop to the old town in fact bus 6

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