Franciscan Monastery, Hvar

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Sitting just a short walk from the bustle of Hvar's main square, Franciscan Monastery holds a rich collection of museum exhibits and art in a peaceful seaside setting. Browse the collection of Greek, Roman, and Venetian coins, check out the 16th-century Ptomely's Atlas, and gaze at the grand and detailed 2 x 8 m (6.5 x 26 ft) depiction of the Last Supper from the same period. In the monastery garden, a 300-year-old Cypress tree provides respite from the often-intense Adriatic sun. Our Hvar itinerary builder makes visiting Franciscan Monastery and other Hvar attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The Franciscans have always knew where the best places are also in Hvar. Great location and generously applied. The cloister courtyard is used as a recital and concerts and more come to enjoy of this beautiful cloister.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Beautiful setting and lovely architecture. But upon going inside there wasn't much help in regards to reading about the English. Maybe worth doing on tour!  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It is a walk around to the monastery from the city centre via the harbour. The inside is interesting - especially the large painting of the Last Supper. Legend has it that it was painted by a sick sai...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Beautiful chapel and building
  • March 10, 2017
    Cool monastery and museum
  • September 15, 2016
    A very quite church with a great view of for sunset
  • July 28, 2016
    Historical place, during summer often open-air concerts in the yard
  • June 12, 2016
    Peaceful..in front of monastery,also quite good place to swim..

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