The Franciscan Church and Monastery, Dubrovnik

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Historic Site · Library
Featuring one of the oldest churches in Dubrovnik, ,The Franciscan Church and 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 The Franciscan Church and Monastery and other attractions in Dubrovnik using our Dubrovnik travel route builder app.
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  • Passing through the Pile Gate we enter the old city of Dubrovnik, on our left was St Saviors church, next to it was a small walk way leading to the Franciscan monastery’s museum, unfortunately when...  more »
  • Located right by Pile gate, this is a beautiful large building with a ton of history and memorabilia. Really worth stopping by the place.  more »
  • This is a somewhat hidden gem, despite the tons of tourists out in the streets, there weren't many people in here so it was a little oasis filled with historic artefacts. We actually came here for...  more »
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  • Beautiful and well-preserved monastery from the 14th century. It's a great respite from the hectic streets of Dubrovnik but makes for a quick visit as there is not a whole lot to see. As with many of the museums and attractions in Dubrovnik over the last few years (thanks to price increases), it's probably only worth stopping in if you have a vested interest in the architecture or history of the monastery, or if you have the Dubrovnik card and therefore free admission. I had the card and enjoyed the visit, but don't think it would have been worth the ticket price otherwise.
  • This hotel is excellent, nice breakfast buffet dinner and lunch, . Nice view of the sea and beach from your room and five minutes walk to the beach .it has everything you need. From the hotel two minutes walk to the bus stop to the old town in fact bus 6
  • The church to be honest is not exceptional but the cloister and the monastery is quiet nice. You can miss it as it is just inside the pile gate and also nex the first entry point to the wall walk. This place is also included in the Dubrovnik city card. The oldest still working pharmacy anywhere is located here but honestly it's just a pharmacy and my local one looks more historic and impressive than this one
  • This is really lovely. Really peaceful and quiet in the cloisters away from Dubrovniks chaos. The pharmacy is impressive with some wonderful treasures in the museum.
  • Modestly interesting. 4 Monks maintain the entire space well.

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