Franciscan Monastery, Dubrovnik

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    FRescoes in the Franciscan Monastery
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    the church of the Savior & Franciscan Monastery

    by nsbm Updated Nov 12, 2006

    the small church was built in 1528 by the Senate -made up of patricians the political wealthy and landed gentry-it was done ingratititude for the city being saved from destrution by the earthquake of 1520. it also survived the bigger shake of 1667

    The franciscan monastery built in the 1300s houses the orlds third oldest functioning pharmacy established in1317. Additionally it has a similarly famous collection of works in its reknowned library

    little Savior's Church and the big old Monastery
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    Franciscan Monastery

    by nsbm Updated Nov 12, 2006

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    Definitely a must see. Here houses some of the old religious and modern treasures of the city. The interior courtyard is breathtaking ....even with bullet holes carefully labelled from the recent civil war!!!!!!!
    The patron St Blasius is above the main entrance but the alleyway between Saviors and the monastery serves as the museum portal. The interior cloister is renaissance & full of 'life'
    Like most buildings in the city this one was damaged by the great earthquake of 1667...but they did a good job of quickly reconstructing it soon after...I couldnt tell it was 'new'!

    tower from the cloister fRANCISCAN TOWER cloisters their memories their savior
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    The Franciscan Monastery

    by mikelisaanna Written Dec 23, 2005

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    The Franciscan Monastery is located near the Pile Gate, and contains an interesting church, a beautiful courtyard, and a museum. The museum features artwork, as well as exhibits about the pharmacy has existed at the monastery since the 1300s.

    A tower in the Franciscan Monastery's Courtyard Cloisters in the Franciscan Monastery's courtyard Another view of the Francican Monastery courtyard
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    Franciscan Monastery

    by sandysmith Written Nov 20, 2005

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    Another monastery in Dubrovnik - the Franciscan monastery, dating from `14th century, is near to the Pile gate and opposite the large fountain. Take a good look at he intricate carvings on the cloister arches - they are all diferent, some humerous animals and strange creatures. Also to be visited here is the old pharmacy of Dubrovnik - unfortunately no photos were allowed of this.

    cloister cloister detail of cloister cloister

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    Franciscan Monastery - the old pharmacy

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 11, 2005

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    A pharmacy was founded in the monastery in 1317, the third oldest in the whole world, continuously functioning until the present day. It is accessible for public visitors, situated in the large Reneissance hall of the monastery.
    The monastery owns one of the richest old libraries in the Croatia, famous all over the world for the value of its inventory. The collections have over 20,000 books, over 2000 of which are old manuscripts of extraordinary value and importance.

    The old pharmacy Entrance into the monastery and pharmacy The old pharmacy the statue of Jesus the old pharmacy tools

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    Franciscan Monastery

    by croisbeauty Written Nov 11, 2005

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    The cloister, in adjacent to the Franciscan church, was built in 1360 by master Mihoje Brajkov. This late Romanesquue ambient is very harmonious, framed by colonnade of double hexaphoras, each with completely different capital. The Franciscan cloister is one of the most valuable Romanesque building on the Croatian shores of the Adriatic. The monastery has another cloister built in the Gothic style, but it is for Friars Minor use only and not accessible to the public.

    Franjevacki samostan

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    Franciscan Monastery

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 11, 2005

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    The large complex of Franciscan Monastery with its lateral facade of the church runs along Placa, the principal street of the town, while the monastery spreads north along the walls as far as the tower Minèeta. The earliest monastery was built in the Pile area, outside the city walls, in the 13th century. The new monastery building was started in 1317 under the protection of the defence walls. The church was completely destroyed in the earthquake of 1667. Later on, the church was reconstructed in the Baroque style.
    The cloister, one of the most beautiful in the town, was built in the late Romanesque style in 1360.

    Franjevacka crkva Portal Interiors Franciscan Church and Monastery

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    by grkboiler Written Dec 5, 2004

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    The Franciscan Monastery (located to the left in the photo) started in 1317. There is a museum attached and the oldest functioning pharmacy in Europe dating back to the beginning of the monastery. The bell tower was constructed in 1424.

    The museum is open daily from 9am-4pm and admission is charged.

    Franciscan Monastery Tower
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    The Franciscan Monastery

    by Madlena Updated Sep 3, 2004

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    This monastery is famous for the oldest drug store and its museum.
    It wasn't allowed to take pictures there. Never mind. Nothing so much interesting.
    For me the most beautiful place in this monastery is patio ( viridarium).
    Can you imagine a lonely monk walking in this part of monastery? Can you imagine silence and its beauty in the old times?
    I think I could relax in such a place and it is perfect for concentration and consideration.
    It is possible to feel a peace of mind in such a place.

    Not so quiet and empty today
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    Franciscan monastery

    by acemj Updated Apr 10, 2004

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    Just behind St. Saviour's Church is the fourteenth century Franciscan monastery. The cloister is interesting, with plenty of strange, almost bizarre sculptures topping the columns that make up the symmetrical archways. Personally, I preferred the more serence Dominican monastery cloister at the other end of Stradun, but this one is worth a look (it's free). If you want to visit the adjoining treasury, there is a small charge. You'll also find a pharmacy back here that claims to be the oldest in Europe. It opened for business in 1317 and is still operating today (I'm guessing the aspirin might be stale).

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    Dubrovnik: Franciscan Monastery

    by Phalaenopsis03 Updated Nov 7, 2003

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    Built in the 14th century, the Franciscan Monastery was fashioned after the Romanesque-Gothic style. In 1667 it was destroyed in an earthquake, but then later rebuilt. The monastery houses the third oldest pharmacy in Europe which surprisingly is still in business even to this day. In addition, the monastery also boasts of the richest library in Dubrovnik.

    Franciscan Monastery
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