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Franciscan Monastery, Dubrovnik

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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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  • I went into the pharmacy only to find that it was a working shop.Then to the museum which has a lot of unsubscribed books.Basically a waste of time and effort. 
  • A chance to get away from the crowds and reflect on the interior of the monastery. Also a museum. Gardens worth a visit in some areas could do with updating information boards. 
  • The best bits are the cloisters ad the pharmacy the rest is a little bit bland. Don't let that put you off its worth the visit to see the above. 
  • 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.
  • I love monasteries. What I enjoyed most about this one was walking around the cloister viewing the capitals of all the columns. They are all different. Some are plants, some are animals, and some are people!
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