Visovac Monastery, Krka National Park

Religious Site · Historic Site
The Visovac Monastery (Croatian: Samostan Visovac), part of the Franciscan Province of the Most Holy Redeemer based in Split, is a Catholic (Roman Rite) 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.

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  • On top of the mointain you have a great view on the Visovac Island on which the monastery is located . You can only reach the island and visit the monastery by boat.  more »
  • Very interesting monastery on the lake's island. The part of National park Krka. The boat trip from Skradinski buk.  more »
  • You can observe the monastery from the road above and there is no need to go down to the river level.  more »
  • Pretty place, but the boat trip from Skradinski buk for 100kn is just not worth it.
  • Amazing place full of magic🤩 Visovac Island is situated in the middle of Visovac Lake. The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac, have stood here since 1445. With their magnificent grounds, they form a unique entity. Visovac Island is among the most important natural and cultural values of the Republic of Croatia. Since 1445, this has been the site of the Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac. With their magnificent grounds and surrounded by Visovac Lake, this forms a unique entity. During its stormy history, Visovac was and has remained an island of peace and prayer, and the Franciscan monastery is a fortress of spirituality and faith, and one of the key foundation stones of the survival of the Croats and the preservation of the Croatian national identity. The monastery possesses a significant archaeological collection, a collection of historical church linens and dishes, and a rich library with many valuable books and incunabula. The centre of worship for the Mother of God at Visovac is the painting of the Virgin. According to the legend, the Franciscans brought the painting with them when they were forced to flee Bosnia during the Turkish invasions, and they found new shelter at Visovac. Due to the centuries of worship of Our Lady, the island of Visovac is also called Our Lady’s Island.
  • Located on Visovac Island which stands on Visovac Lake. Still offering services.
  • Heaven
  • Prettier in aerial photo than from visiting; wouldn’t say it’s particularly worth the 100kn excursion fee from Skradinski buk bus station

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