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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  • It is considered a masterpiece of Romanesque art in Dalmatia. It was built from 1337, the Franciscans who want to protect themselves in case of war. It is composed of a roman-gothic cloister, "lower", adorned with rosettes, capitals to geometric, plant, human and animal forms to the cruciform vaults. And a cloister Renaissance, "superior", to also cross vaults with semicircular arches. This cloister has 120 columns & pilasters & a Gothic well in its gardens with a statue of St. Francis. There is a small cloister Gothic, reserved for monks, the pharmacy the + old Europe (1360) where you can buy natural cosmetic products, perfumes & infusions made according to ancestral recipes dating from 1317. The monumental portico of the convent is a work of the Gothic late (1499). The Church Saint-Sauveur has a very ornamented façade with rosette. It dates from 1528, built just after the earthquake of 1520 to thank God for sparing the city relatively & to protect against future earthquakes. (photos taken in October 2014)
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  • I must admit I would probably never have visited this place were it not included in the Dubrovnik card. but I am glad that I did. Tucked away in a quiet corner as you walk through Pile Gate the garden...  more »
  • We did a very quick visit, but gave it to admire the beauty and grandeur inside the monastery. Should be visited the pharmacy that exists there, that is considered one of the oldest in the world. Is beautiful!
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  • Well worth a visit Nice garden and museum
  • This lovely building contains one of the oldest continuously operating pharmacies in Europe.
  • Unexpected exhibits,artifacts and beautiful small garden.It worths visiting it!
  • Very nice
  • 30 kunas for 5 minutes
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