Franciscan Monastery, Hvar

4.3
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Hvar
Sitting just a short walk from the bustle of Hvar's main square, Franciscan Monastery holds a rich collection of museum exhibits and art in a peaceful seaside setting. Browse the collection of Greek, Roman, and Venetian coins, check out the 16th-century Ptomely's Atlas, and gaze at the grand and detailed 2 x 8 m (6.5 x 26 ft) depiction of the Last Supper from the same period. In the monastery garden, a 300-year-old Cypress tree provides respite from the often-intense Adriatic sun. Add Franciscan Monastery and other attractions to your Hvar trip itinerary using our Hvar trip itinerary planner .
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  • The monastery is accessed right from the center of the town of Hvar and worth the visit. It is very old and very beautiful.  more »
  • This monastery occupies an idyllic place on the cape overlooking the sea. Built in the year 1465, only two monks live here. Its museum contains amazing works, such as the fresco of the Last Supper (17th century) and the rare Atlas of Ptolemy, printed in the year 1524. Stroll through the charming garden and admire the 400-year-old cypresses. In the Church do not miss the extravagant Baroque baroque screen, the stone screen in the side chapel, the crucifixion of Bassano beginning of the 17th century and the picture of the stigmata of St. Francis, written by Palma Jr.
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  • After visiting the fortress and wandering in the center for a couple hours, I decided to look for a place to take a break and this is the place I was looking for. The monastery is just a few minutes walk from the town center and a place to enjoy the serenity and avoid the crowd. Sitting in backyard and relaxing in the cool ocean breeze really takes the stress away.
  • Beutiful inside the Monastry.
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