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This 14th-century church and monastery contains a pharmacy museum and a world-renowned collection of ancient manuscripts.
As featured in 3 Days in Dubrovnik
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Placa 2, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 March 2013

The Franciscan monastery had some very interesting items displayed and the inside was beautiful, but the size of the place made the entrance fee seem a little steep. I don't regret going because it is lovely; but if you only have limited time, skip it....More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 May 2010

This is advertised and billed as the "pharmacy museum" and it was on this basis that we went in and paid our 4 euros a head - pretty courtyard with spectaular grapefruit trees on entering, structural damage from the "homeland" war evident and proudly displayed,...More

3  Thank Lorraine023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small, peaceful place. You pay a small fee to visit. I've visited other monasteries and this is similar in design to others I've seen, and is much smaller. What differentiates this from other is that it contains the oldest pharmacy. I personally...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Franciscan Monastery is a quiet retreat in Dubrovnik's Old Town. The architecture is very pretty and has a lovely courtyard.

Thank MitziMarmot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here after going on a Dubrovnik walking tour. The monastery is so peaceful and has some really interesting exhibits. There is a painting which has been painted on top of an earlier one and you can see a copy of the X-ray painting....More

Thank Sarahbr114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pace slows right down as you enter the gates here. Beautiful plants and flowers in a courtyard and the original Pharmacy at the entrance. We didnt go in but it sells potions and lotions based on ancient recipes. Worth checking. The artefacts from the...More

1  Thank Exeterexplore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This synagogue is the oldest Sefardic synagogue still in use today in the world and is the second oldest in Europe. Entrance fee was 50 kunar (£5) each. Although still used as a place of worship for Holy days and special occasions, the synagogue is...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing talented young woman playing classical piano accompanied by her father playing guitar all set under the light of the moon shinning through the oranges trees absolutely stunning. Thank you for a wonderful evening

Thank moi12rugby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth looking around. The pharmacy is still in use [extra exhibition at the Rector's Palace]. Really peaceful cloister garden inside. Even better as it's included in the Dubrovnik card deal.

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool interior plaza with intricate sculpted collumn capitals and frescos of St Francis' life. The original old Pharmacy is intact (with a new working one nearby) and an attached small museum with a hodge podge of displays.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monastery is very impressive in its design and interior beauty. The alters and statues are wonderful to witness and the colours add to a very sightly place that is relaxing and quiet.

Thank wathomas98
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The monastery is an interesting place to visit for a combination of architecture, art, pharmacy museum and a serene court yard with some areas to sit and appreciate the surroundings. The lovely church is situated in the next building which you can enter separately from...More

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msiedlinski
28 November 2017|
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Response from Miguel C | Reviewed this property |
Just before the entrance to the museum, they have the pharmacy! It still works and its open! Just before the museum entrance, you can't miss it!!
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