Franciscan Monastery, Hvar

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  • Last Supper by Matej Ponzoni-Poncun
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    Our Lady of Grace

    by tpk2 Updated May 10, 2007

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    The Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of Grace stands on the coast just five minutes walk from the center. It is the most noticable building on the coastline. The monastry was built in 1450s and 1460s. The bell tower was built some 40-50 years later. There is a museum inside the monastry.

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    The monastery collection

    by tpk2 Written May 10, 2007

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    The collection of the monastery of Our Lady of Grace has manuscripts, paintings and sculptures (including a work by Ivan Mestrovic, the most famous Croatian sculptor). On the yard stands the famous 500 year old cypress.

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    The monastery collection

    by tpk2 Written May 10, 2007

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    Last Supper by Matej Ponzoni-Poncun

    The collection of the monastery of Our Lady of Grace has manuscripts, paintings and sculptures (including a work by Ivan Mestrovic, the most famous Croatian sculptor). On the yard stands the famous 500 year old cypress.

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    Cypress

    by canaglic Written Apr 2, 2003

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    Cypress

    In the courtyard of the Franciscan monastery in Hvar there is a cypress (Cypressus sempervirens) about 500 years old, which is a great age for this kind of tree. The cross section of its branches is elliptic. To prevent them from breaking because of their weight the Franciscans have propped up the lower branches. Because of its old age and specific appearance this tree is a rare and unusual example of its kind.

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    Franciscan Monestery

    by mvtouring Written Apr 7, 2004

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    Outside wall of monastery

    Situated on the south side is the Franciscan monestery built between 1461 and 1464. In the church is the grave of Hanibal Lucic and a number of valuable paintings. In the garden you will find the most amazing tree.

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