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This 14th-century church and monastery contains a pharmacy museum and a world-renowned collection of ancient manuscripts.
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Placa 2, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 321 410
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All reviews oldest pharmacy working pharmacy pile gate beautiful cloister worth a visit small museum st francis on display dubrovnik card old town hole in the wall small fee free entry entrance fee take photos apothecary frescoes
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Reviewed today

Cool interior plaza with intricate sculpted collumn capitals and frescos of St Francis' life. The original old Pharmacy is intact (with a new working one nearby) and an attached small museum with a hodge podge of displays.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed yesterday

The monastery is very impressive in its design and interior beauty. The alters and statues are wonderful to witness and the colours add to a very sightly place that is relaxing and quiet.

Thank wathomas98
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery is an interesting place to visit for a combination of architecture, art, pharmacy museum and a serene court yard with some areas to sit and appreciate the surroundings. The lovely church is situated in the next building which you can enter separately from...More

Thank 123pix
Reviewed 1 week ago

Regardless of one's religious ties, this monastery is an interesting piece of Croation history. From the historic pharmacy to the beautiful gardens this small "museum" is worth a few mi Utes of your time. We had the benefit if a local guide who brought the...More

Thank jjflan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide told us that this is an interesting place and worth a visit. It has one of the oldest pharmacy in the world. My wife and children were more keen to go to the open air market , the Gunduliceva Poljana . So I...More

1  Thank kc j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a religious person , but found the monastery quite interesting. very peaceful place to spend a bit of time

Thank Iain F
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a wet afternoon, having saved the museums for such an occasion, this one was last on the walk back to Pile Gate and our way back to our accommodation. It is worth a quick look in to see the old pharmacy jars and bottles...More

Thank laNyonsaise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pharmacy not what I was expecting. There was a display of some historical items set up in a part of the museum. There is also a working chemist for locals, where you are not allowed to take photos. This is reputed to be the 3rd...More

Thank juliem1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with so many of Dubrovnik’s old buildings this is worth going in to look. Not too much here to be honest but a few old pharmaceutical things are of interest. As with most of these places, the best thing to do is take in...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating and historic building well worth a visit. It claims to have one of the oldest apothecary shops in the world. Well, there is an exhibition of old pharmacy stuff and that is of moderate quality in its display. But the building...More

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Response from Miguel C | Reviewed this property |
Just before the entrance to the museum, they have the pharmacy! It still works and its open! Just before the museum entrance, you can't miss it!!
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