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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. Plan your visit to Franciscan Monastery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Dubrovnik itinerary maker.
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  • Of course it's the same as everything else in Old Town and very well made and presented. I felt that I had seen such impressive things previously that this was average. Maybe if I had gone here first....  more »
  • Just inside the Pile Gate on the busy Main Street, the Placa or Stradun, stands the stately Franciscan Monastery Church, a quiet spiritual oasis. The simple rectangular floor plan focuses on a majesti...  more »
  • Free entry with the Dubrovnik Card and a worthwhile visit. There is also the oldest continuos pharmacy in the world.  more »
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  • Same place as Franjevački samostan (Franciscan Monastery in Croatian, Monastery belonging to the Order of Friars Minor). Beautiful monastery and church complex built in the 14th c. with magnificent Romanesque-Gothic cloister and one of the oldest European pharmacy. St. Francis Church interior was rebuilt in Venetian Baroque style after the earthquake of 1667. Placa is the official name for Stradun (so, the address Placa 2 is same as unofficial Stradun 2).
  • The Franciscan order arrived in Dubrovnik around 1234. The first Franciscan monastery was built in the 13th century in the Pile area.
  • Interesting pharmacy display for a high admission price
  • Good to breathe the air belongs to castle at front. Its so iconic and still people pray inside.
  • Must visit, it's the first thing you would see after the old town gate.