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Visovac Monastery, Krka National Park
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The Visovac Monastery, part of the Franciscan Province of the Most Holy Redeemer based in Split, is a Catholic monastery on the island of Visovac in the Krka National Park, Croatia. Because of the centuries-long devotion to the Mother of God, Visovac is also called Mother of God Island.HistoryVisovac was settled by Augustinian monks, who established a small monastery and church dedicated to the Apostle Paul in the 14th century. In 1445, it was enlarged and adapted by the Franciscans who settled here having withdrawn from parts of Bosnia with ordinary people, when the Turks had taken over there. A new monastery was built in the 18th century. The oldest preserved part of the complex is from the 14th century. The monastery has an important archaeological collection of historic church clothes books and a rich library with several historical manuscripts, rare books, including particularly a rare incunabula of Aesop's fables (Brescia 1487) printed by the Lastovo printer Dobrić Dobričević, a collection of documents (the sultan's edicts) and a sabre belonging to Vuk Mandušić, one of the best-loved heroes of Serbian epic poetry.
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  • While we were visiting Krka National Park which is amazing to see the Skradinski Buk Falls dont miss a visit to Visovac Monastery. You are transported by boat to the island which give you a very good ...  more »
  • Quite amazing haven on an island in the middle of the natural park. Somewhere beautiful, timeless, in charge of history, than the kind and funny guides will tell you through their stories. Accessible only by boat at 2: 00 of the waterfalls of Krka, the crossing is also a surprising experience. Remember to book in advance your ticket.
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  • We have the monastery of Visovac on the island in the wake of a boat ride from Skradinski Buk visited to the Roški slap. Half hour stay with time to the visit. There is not really much to see. It's nice to look at already as the novices spend their education to the father students here. A small museum is housed in the monastery. Everything surrounded by a beautifully manicured garden. Not a must. But if you want to the roski slap you can take this already.
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