Franciscan Monastery

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Placa 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +38520-321410
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Museums, Family And Kids, Monastery

The Franciscan Monks moved to Dubrovnik in the 13th century and quickly set up a monastery. However, when threatened by war, they demolished that one and built a better protected one next to the Pile Gate and St. Saviours Church. Though this new monastery was immediately functional, work on it’s construction continued for centuries to come. In 1317 though, when it was founded, they also founded a pharmacy that served the public, the poor and the monks themselves. This pharmacy became their main trade, and today it’s the third oldest pharmacy in the world. In the 17th century it was destroyed by an earthquake, after which it was reconstructed in baroque style. To see:

  • A monumental Gothic-Renaissance portal
  • A lovely late Romanesque cloister on the northern wall
  • A centuries old pharmacy
  • An old and incredibly rich library
  • A Franciscan Museum

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  • Franciscan Monastery Address: Placa 2, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Franciscan Monastery Contact Number: +38520-321410
  • Franciscan Monastery Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Franciscan Monastery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Franciscan Monastery(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Franciscan Monastery: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 27.97% of people who visit Dubrovnik include Franciscan Monastery in their plan

  • 39.74% of people start their Franciscan Monastery visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Franciscan Monastery

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

93.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Franciscan Monastery

People normally club together Dubrovnik Cable Car and Lapad Beaches while planning their visit to Franciscan Monastery.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • If it wasn't the oldest living pharmacy it really would not be special. There's a small garden inside that looks nice. There's a small museum with some pictures, paintings, and old pharmacy equipment. Maybe this would be worth it with a guide explaining all the history, but it wasn't anything more than being able to say you were in the oldest living pharmacy in the world. It was about 4 Euro or 25 Kuna to get in which is pretty cheap. It takes probably less than 10 minutes to walk the whole thing, but if you're pressed for time I would skip this place.

  • Loved this place. Beautiful, silent cloister and rooms with displays of memorabilia. Did not see the Church, I'm unclear if it is open to public.

  • Beautiful and historic monastery with a fascinating history and elegant displays of relics and icons. It's part of the larger religious diversity of the town, together with the Dominican monastery, the mosque and the synagogue, not to mention the many churches around town.

  • Pleasant little courtyard and museum area to spend some time in

  • Not a whole lot to see, but what’s here is quality (art, relics). Church is under renovation. Worth 30 kn.

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