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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.
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  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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“oldest pharmacy” (16 reviews)
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Placa 2, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 321 410
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and beautiful place for people who love to enjoy architecture and historical places. Walls are filled with paintings and it's better to have a local guide to tell you more about the stories. Entrance fee is needed as it's the oldest pharmacy in the...More

Thank cattyrawrs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very unique place and probably one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. This has a lot of relics and things that make you appreciate the history behind the Franciscans.

Thank michael p
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My partner and I found this monastery while out and about one sunny day on our short break in Dubrovnik. What a serene and beautiful place it was, just made us want to reflect on our wonderful time we had spent in beautiful Dubrovnik and...More

Thank guss074
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This Monastery houses the third oldest working pharmacy in the world. You can buy lemon drops, skin cream and other pharmacy products in here. Beyond that, you can see some of the damage done during the 1991 War as well as paintings of the Old...More

Thank aesta
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Lots of relics and beautiful. We enjoyed some quiet time in this monastery and it really is worth a visit.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Within its stone walls are artifacts of the world's oldest pharmacy. There is a gorgeous mid-14th-century cloister and a small museum with a collection of relics and liturgical objects, including chalices, paintings, gold jewelry and pharmacy items such as laboratory gear and medical books. The...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to be. If you expect to see many artifacts like in big museums, you are in the wrong place. Here you can enjoy the amazing garden, the old pharmacy, the wall paintings and some old books. And by the entrance you can also...More

Thank Blue V
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Franciscan Monastery is well worth a half hour visit. Situated On Stradun in heart of Dubrovnik, you are sure to pass the doors of this venue and it is free with the Dubrovnik Card. The monastery has a beautiful courtyard with lovely cloisters and...More

Thank flan_1969
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28 November 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