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Franciscan Church and Monastery
Franciscan Church and Monastery

Franciscan Church and Monastery

Free admission
Placa 2 (The Stradun), Old Town, Dubrovnik

The Basics

Most sightseeing and walking tours of Old Town Dubrovnik include a visit to the Franciscan Church and Monastery along with other notable landmarks such as Rector’s Palace, the Cathedral of the Assumption, and Orlando’s Column. Small-group and private tours offer a deeper understanding of the site’s architecture and history. Whether you’re with a tour or an independent visitor, you can stroll through the gardens, admire the 14th-century cloister, and explore the pharmacy and monastery museums.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Franciscan Church and Monastery is a must-see for all first-time visitors to Old Town Dubrovnik.

  • The monastery courtyards and gardens offer a peaceful break from the busy streets of Old Town. .

  • An admission fee is required to enter the monastery and the museum, but entrance to the church is free.

  • The Franciscan Monastery is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

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How to Get There

The Franciscan Church and Monastery is located in the western section of Old Town Dubrovnik, adjacent to the city’s famous walls. Access the monastery via a narrow path from St. Savior's Church at the very beginning of Old Town’s main street, Stradun, near the main gate.

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When to Get There

Less visited than other Old Town Dubrovnik attractions, the Franciscan Church and Monastery is open daily and offers a peaceful break from the busy streets of Dubrovnik. The monastery can be visited year-round, but has reduced visiting hours during the winter months.

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The Franciscan Monastery Pharmacy Museum

Founded in 1317, the Franciscan Monastery Pharmacy is the third-oldest operating pharmacy in the world. The pharmacy museum displays a fascinating array of old grinders, jars, and pharmaceutical tools dating back to the Ragusan era (1358–1808). Creams and tinctures made according to ancient Franciscan recipes are available for purchase.

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