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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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  • Located on the left as you enter via the Pile Gate is the Franciscan monastery. We entered the museum first which contains the town's oldest pharmacy just off a lovely square with beautiful columns. T...  more »
  • The whole monastery is gorgeous, especially the cloister. You can see a painting of Dubrovnik before the big earthquake in 1667. The museum is great as well, especially the pharmacy part.  more »
  • It is a Franciscan monastery. At the entrance of the inner corridor was charged admission. Corridor wall was painted in frescoes of the life of St. Francis. And courtyard in the Abbey, the two were surrounded by pillars arched corridors. Views of the cloister arches and garden of Green was very nice. Here the trail is published as a Museum, is the third oldest European pharmacy. In the Pharmacy at the time of dispensing equipment using such relics and jewelry were displayed. Inside are photographs. The pharmacy is still at the entrance of the monastery open and the clerk was only one middle aged fat lady. 5-6 people waiting for customers to chat with European and American women's continuing endlessly, customer care is. It wasn't a video describing the product. Finally kept it pretty much dealing with customers very badly, with an arrogant attitude, blunt took some time. It was sold, it's my turn to order the rosewater and respondents. It is still 11:00. Funny even thinking a lot and once again confirmed it's sold out. Sold that was bad, but at any rate was at least to our phonic.
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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.