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The Cloister of the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik

The Cloister of the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik

The Romanesque cloister of the Franciscan Monastery is one of the finest features of Dubrovnik’s architecture. This magnificent 14th-century creation of local sculptor Mihoje Brajkov consists of rows of elegant double-pillared columns encircling the Monastery’s inner courtyard. Besides the similar one on Badija, also belonging to Franciscans, the cloister is considered as one of the most beautiful structures of that

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Franciscan Monastery Church Portal

Franciscan Monastery Church Portal

The Portal of Franciscan Monastery’s Church – Although the construction of the Monastery started in 1320 s, the beautiful south portal of the church was made much later, in 1498, by Ragusan sculptors brothers Leonard and Peter Petrović. Sadly, in 1667, due to devastating earthquake, the the original church was completely destroyed and all what was left is this fantastic late Gothic portal and its Pieta

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Franciscan Monastery Museum in Dubrovnik

Franciscan Monastery Museum in Dubrovnik

Muzej Franjevackog Samostana (Franciscan Monastery Museum)  is a large museum room at the ground floor of the  Monastery, next door to old pharmacy. It  displays a collection of variety of religious art and artefacts that is for a centuries owned by the friars. the exhibits include an old library that contains some exceptional and very rare books. Have a look at the photos from

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Cloister’s Colonnade of Franciscan Monastery

Cloister's Colonnade of Franciscan Monastery

Colonnade in Franciscan Monastery’s cloister At the top of the each column there is an unique capital – click to have a look at the photos Closer look at the capitels (capitals) of colonnade – see more info here The late Romanesque/Gothic style cloister, framed by a colonnade of  120 columns and 12 large pilaster was built in 1360  by Mihoje Brajkov

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Column Capitals in Franciscan Monastery

Column Capitals in Franciscan Monastery

Capitals of Columns in Franciscan Monastery – top of colonnade Top of the columns at the Monastery Another capital of column The cloister which was built in 1360 in late Romanesque style is a masterpiece of sculptor Mihoje Brajkov (from Montenegro) . On above photo you can see his self portrait. Each column is embellished by completely unique capital (some people call it ‘capitel‘)

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Old Pharmacy at Franciscan Monastery – Dubrovnik

Old Pharmacy at Franciscan Monastery - Dubrovnik

The Old Pharmacy in Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik is one among the oldest pharmacies in Europe. It was founded in 1317 as in-house pharmacy for Franciscan friars which was later introduced to the public servicing the whole Town’s population and  even beyond the town’s walls. Nowadays, in the pretty courtyard of Franciscan Monastery’s complex, intricate cloister lead to the Old Pharmacy Museum where among

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Franciscan Monastery – Dubrovnik

Franciscan Monastery - Dubrovnik

Franciscan Monastery dominating Stradun, the main promenade in the Old Town Franciscan Church Tower – details More about the Monastery: Church Portal Old Pharmacy Museum Franciscan museum Monastery’s Cloister Colonnade of the cloister Capitals of the columns Location Map of Franciscan Monastery – Dubrovnik: see location of Franciscan Monastery on larger map Address: Franjevački samostan Male braće, Placa 2, 20000 Dubrovnik Tel :

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Cloister of Franciscan Monastery fully restored

Cloister of Franciscan Monastery fully restored

At the end of March 2013 stone façade of the north side of the Franciscan Monastery‘s Cloister was finally restored while other parts of the façade were restored in previous years. Photo courtesy of Franjevački samostan Male braće, Dubrovnik.

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