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Shells Museum Malakoloski Muzej

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We found this place by accident whilst walking around the town on a hot afternoon. We wandered into... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
whitburn Scotland
A special and beautiful shell collection.Do not miss thelovely monastery and cloisters.

Most tourists choose Makarska because of the beach,the sea,and the sheer natural beauty of the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
James G
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Franjevachki Put 1, Makarska 21300, Croatia
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

The Malacological museum houses a large collection of shells, which are very beautiful to view with lots of interesting colours and patterns (although no photos allowed!). I did manage to grab a sneaky picture of the wonderful Franciscan monastery that the museum is housed in....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We found this place by accident whilst walking around the town on a hot afternoon. We wandered into the garden where the lady who runs the place came out and sold us a ticket. The museum is in an old monastery and was started by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The museum was only 10 minutes walk from our hotel so we have it a look. Cheap entry of 15 Kuna but there wasn't that much to see. Work was going on so perhaps they are planning on some improvements but two rooms of shells...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 532stevec
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Many people come to Makarska just for the beach, but miss out on the incredible cultural heritage of the town. The museum has vast amounts of shells from all over the world which were mostly collected during the past century without the help of modern...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Most tourists choose Makarska because of the beach,the sea,and the sheer natural beauty of the place:not many look here for history and culture.But it is well worth spending 30 to 60 minutes here to view this fascinating world-wide shell collection.The very lovely monastery with its...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank James G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The shells are beautiful, some huge and others less than 1 cm. Photos aren't allowed. The Museum is well worth a visit and is housed in the cellar of the Franciscan Monastery.

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Tr9icia
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This museum, established by the famous biologist, a Franciscan dr Jure Radic, offers a unique collection of more than 3000 sea shells, from all seas of the World

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank 424tarikfx
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This small but interesting museum contains shells all arround the world. Sizes and colours of shells represents beauty under the seas and we were surprised to find this rich colection. Beautiful

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Jasna J
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is the working hours, it's open only few hours a day. But it holds a true treasure of the seas, beautiful shells and the ambiance is great as it's located in an old monastery.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Stojan S
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

It's a great little museum, we went there with our nieces and they were very entertained, and is also interesting for adults. They have a collection from all over the world. And the most impressive thing is that the display has been untouched for almost...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Kupusar
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