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Franciscan Monastery

Placa 2, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 321 410
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This 14th-century church and monastery contains a pharmacy museum and a world-renowned collection of ancient manuscripts.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest pharmacy” (18 reviews)
“pile gate” (37 reviews)
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Placa 2, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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+385 20 321 410
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"oldest pharmacy"
in 18 reviews
"working pharmacy"
in 14 reviews
"pile gate"
in 37 reviews
"beautiful cloister"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"small museum"
in 17 reviews
"st francis"
in 5 reviews
"romanesque style"
in 4 reviews
"interesting relics"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"hole in the wall"
in 9 reviews
"dubrovnik card"
in 17 reviews
"small fee"
in 5 reviews
"free entry"
in 7 reviews
"old town"
in 33 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 11 reviews
"take photos"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this attraction to be well worth the approx. $4.50 admission. Inside is a diverse array of art pieces dating back to the 14 century. Art works of all sorts are scattered in the fortress like rooms and open colonnade porches. Gothic and Romanesque...More

Thank mrtravelingpat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this (and the Dominican Manastery) was an ok visit and a great price (about $4) but there really wasn't a ton to see beyond some church historical items (chalices, crosses, etc) and some written works. The cloister is a nice oasis of green...More

Thank John K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent several days exploring Old town when we stumbled on this gem near Pile Gate. Follow the signs to the museum and you will be in an amazing courtyard. Great architectural features and quiet. The museum is small but interesting including a hole in...More

Thank Marie A
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

I must admit I would probably never have visited this place were it not included in the Dubrovnik card. but I am glad that I did. Tucked away in a quiet corner as you walk through Pile Gate the gardens are others have said enchanting...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

The courtyard garden is enchanting but in total this place took my interest for less than 10mins. The pharmacy museum is basically about 15ft long and has very little info on it, you just look at what an old pharmacy looked like. The rest of...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Recently visited the Pharmacy Museum whilst in Dubrovnik. This pharmacy is still a day to day operation and still in use. Very dissappointing for anyone who is expecting a museum. Very little information and people constantly being hushed to keep the noise down. Not an...More

Thank Speedyg1989
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Went here when visiting Dubrovnik and pleased that we did. Plenty to see and very interesting. Great gothic porch with ornamental cloister. Pharmacy very good,and large library.

Thank Johnlobster
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

Classic cloister interior architecture with a beautiful inner garden. There is also a historical pharmacy within the property.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

However, there still more to see the pharmacy and colonnade of the cloister also the church is under renovation however you can still have a quick, when we went there was no one, around we had it all to ouselves.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Home of the oldest continuing operating pharmacy at 800 years. The pharmacy in modern form is a small room in the monastery, but the old pharmacy is a museum. Interesting.

Thank Carl S
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msiedlinski
November 28, 2017|
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Response from dsmith31 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, According to their web sight you can buy the rose cream at the Old Pharmacy in Dubrovnik. i googled rose cream old pharmacy Dubrovnik and got lots of info. This site will not allow me to put in link. Hope this helps
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