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The Franciscan Church and Monastery, Dubrovnik

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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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  • Monday 13th June and we visited the amazing Old Town of Dubrovnik. We entered through the main entrance, Pile Gate and this old Church is located close to the Gate. The black and white tiled aisle... 
    Monday 13th June and we visited the amazing Old Town of Dubrovnik. We entered through the main entrance, Pile Gate and this old Church is located close to the Gate. The black and white tiled aisle...  more »
  • You can very much sense the History of the place with beautiful side altars . Lovely main altar with a strong spiritual sense that comes from the monastic side of the church (Franciscan Order) 
    You can very much sense the History of the place with beautiful side altars . Lovely main altar with a strong spiritual sense that comes from the monastic side of the church (Franciscan Order)  more »
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  • The church was nice but I really liked the monastery. The courtyard was really pretty and I couldn't stop taking pictures. There is a small museum inside. The entry is 40HRK and is part of Dubrovnik card
  • Such a wonderful calming environment. Very beautiful. Fabulous garden in the monastery and the pharmacy is still in use. Excellent value for money and very helpful and kind staff. Thank you

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