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Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery Interior © Sailko
Franciscan Monastery Interior © Sailko

Around 700 years old, the Franciscan church and monastery is enclosed in the walls of medieval Dubrovnik. While enduring many rebuilds and repairs, it still boasts one of the most beautiful Romanesque cloisters in Dalmatia. There is a working pharmacy, considered the third oldest in the world, which also holds a museum housing medical instruments and books, scales and gilded church relics. Its library is renowned globally by historians for its celebrated inventory of some 30,000 volumes with 1,500 handwritten documents. The monastery proves a great refuge after sightseeing in the heat and city crowds, offering peace and quiet in its tranquil gardens.

Address: Placa 2