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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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  • We visited this on 16 Nov. If you have time, visit both the Franciscan Monastery and Church of St Blaise, if you only have time for one, choose Church of St Blaise (just our own personal opinion.) We ...  more »
  • Taken admission to get in. There are pharmacies I have Sunday off. To pay to be honest, want to go may not.
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  • It is opposite the fountain of Onofrio and beside the Church of San Salvador. This monastery has a beautiful cloister Romanesque in good condition, dating from 1360, is the oldest part. It can go its four galleries and the garden. Has an important library being an of them more important in Europe. A pharmacy, well known for offering natural remedies, is the oldest in Croatia and the third in Europe, where are kept both furniture and utensils as even the original laboratory, still running from 1317 until today. It's paid the visit. Next to the entrance to the monastery and about 50 centimeters of soil, there is a relief of a head, which protrudes from the wall, the stone Tocak. They have that man, who step foot on it, facing the wall and held in balance without touching the wall, will be a real man and will have luck in love. Site very preferred
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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.