Northern Dalmatia Travel Guide

Northern Dalmatia Sights

Franjevački samostan i Crkva sv. Franje Asiškog (St. Francis Church & Franciscan Monastery)

  • Trg Sv. Frane 1 Map It
  • Zadar
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/20/2009

Fodor's Review

Dalmatia's oldest Gothic church, consecrated in 1280, is a stellar example of a so-called Gothic monastic church, characterized by a single nave with a raised shrine. Although the church underwent extensive reconstruction in the 18th century, behind the main altar is a shrine dating to 1672; inside the shrine you can see choir stalls in the floral Gothic style that date to 1394. In 1358 a peace treaty was signed in this very sacristy under which the Venetian Republic ended centuries of attack and handed Zadar over to the protection of the Croat-Hungarian kingdom. You can walk around the atmospheric inner courtyard for free, but you pay a fee to enter the church itself. From mid-October through March or April, the church may keep irregular hours.

Sight Information


Samostan Sv. Franje, Trg Sv. Frane 1, Zadar, Zadarska, 23000, Croatia

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  • 15 Kn

Published 05/20/2009


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