Fodor's Expert Review Franciscan Monastery

Dubrovnik Silversea

This monastery's chief claim to fame is its pharmacy, which was founded in 1318 and is still in existence today, making it one of the oldest in Europe. There's also a delightful cloistered garden, framed by Romanesque arcades supported by double columns, each crowned with a set of grotesque figures. In the Treasury a painting shows what Dubrovnik looked like before the disastrous earthquake of 1667. Watch for locals (mostly young men) jumping up on a small gargoyle's head attached to the outer wall of the monastery along the Stradun. Legend has it that if you can stand on the head facing the wall and take off your shirt off without falling down, you will find love. Yes, it's harder than it looks.

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Placa 2
Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska  20000, Croatia


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