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Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art

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Nice but limited access

This is worth a visit if you can see it but there are very limited hours and limited access. We... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
New York City, New York
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Wonderful museum!

This is a wonderful little museum run by the Benedictine nuns of the adjacent convent. It has... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Steve D
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

This is worth a visit if you can see it but there are very limited hours and limited access. We were fortunate enough to see it during a walking tour of the city but make arrangements in advance if it is on your list do...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is a wonderful little museum run by the Benedictine nuns of the adjacent convent. It has very limited opening hours, but it's right off the forum and across from the bell tower. The nuns who serve as your tour guides are helpful, kind and...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Benedictine nuns run this museum. It is two floors of gold and silver religious artifacts mixed in with paintings and statues also with religious themes. We were fortunate to have one of the nuns walk around with us and provide additional history behind several of...More

Thank ksufan88
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Tours run by nuns who provide commentary in English. Some very old and fascinating gold and silver items, as well and wooden carvings, paintings and embroidery. No photos.

Thank radcad
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Amazing Religion Art and silver pieces. I almost missed this, it is tucked around corner. Do not miss it, beautiful stuff and run by the Nuns

Thank BuenoOrNot
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is one of Zadar's must-sees. Officially called "The gold and silver of Zadar", it houses an enormous collection of religious art. If you are interested in that sort of thing, you can easily spend up to 3 hours in it. Absolutely worth the while.

1  Thank AjmoCa
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I can't understand why this museum is not in the first 3 things to do in Zadar. The museum is in a Benedictine Convent opens at 10 am and run by the nuns. For Religious items and art dating back for hundreds of years made...More

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

After a while all the crucifixes, reliquaries and celebratory garments start to blur. I appreciate the richness and variety of the collection but it was simply too much for my taste. Worth the visit nevertheless. Everything but exhibition about Glagolitic alphabet has description in English....More

Thank WieslawSz
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This quietly understated museum in the Benedictine Convent adjacent to the Forum is hardly mentioned in the major guide books, but for lovers of religious art (and even for those who just love beautiful things) this is an absolute must see. Had we not listened...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Mentioned on our walking tour by our guide and I'm glad we went back to look. Some amazing gold and silver treasures. We were told the nuns hid the treasures underground during world war II bombings and refused to let them be taken. No photos...More

Thank Rebecca W
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