Franciscan Monastery & Museum Tours

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Originally built in a Romanesque-Gothic style in 1337, the Franciscan Monastery was one of the few buildings to retain some of its original architecture after the 1667 earthquake.

Among its earliest surviving features is the south door, designed in 1499 in a Venetian Gothic style and featuring a beautiful carving (Pieta). Considered to be its piece de resistance, however, are the late Romanesque cloisters and their double columns topped with animal, human and plant carvings (capitals). Other original features include a 15th-century marble pulpit, bell tower and fountain.

The Franciscan Monastery also contains an unmissable pharmacy (1317) and a museum. Believed to be the oldest working pharmacy in Europe, you can see original laboratory instruments, mortars and jars on display here.

The museum contains more fascinating 14th century pharmacy equipment, a well-stocked library and precious religious art and artifacts belonging to the Franciscan order.

The Franciscan Monastery and Museum is accessed via a narrow passage from St. Savior's Church on the Placa (Stradun).

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Address: Placa 2 (The Stradun), Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik Private Walking with Panorama

Discover why Dubrovnik is nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ on a 4-hour walking tour of the city’s historic monuments and architectural marvels. Follow your private guide on a tailor-made tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town and admire the grand medieval city walls. Walk through the landmark Pile Gate, visit St. Savior’s church and the Rector’s Palace, then tour the 12th-century Franciscan Monastery, famous for its quirky medieval Pharmacy and art museum.
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Dubrovnik Old Town 1.5 Hour Discovery Tour

Dubrovnik is known for its history and architecture, but appreciating its many sights can be difficult on a self-led tour. Forget the guidebook and learn from a local on a tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, exploring landmarks including the Franciscan Monastery, Stradun monument, Cathedral of the Assumption, and more. Enjoy the intimate perspective of a walking tour as you gain insight into the city’s far-reaching heritage and culture.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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8-Day Croatia Tour: Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Zagreb and Plitvice

See the best of Croatia's mainland with this entertaining and educational 8-day guided tour. The trip begins in Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' and travels north-west along the coast to superlative Split to see the incredible Diocletian's Palace an early 4th-century retirement palace of a Roman emperor, Diocletian. Go on a walking tour through incredible Plitvice National Park with its amazing turquoise waterfalls, and then get history-laden tours of Trogir, Zadar, and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Accommodation, transportation, daily breakfast and 5 dinners included.
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4-Night Three Countries Tour from Dubrovnik: Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Discover Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia on this 4-night tour from Dubrovnik. Explore Dubrovnik Old Town and its bevy of UNESCO-listed sights; journey through Župa Dubrovačka valley to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro; and trace the Neretva River delta to the towns of Počitelj, Medjugorje and Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. You’ll enjoy ample free time to sightsee independently as well benefiting from the services of your guide. Daily breakfasts and four nights of 3- or 5-star accommodation in Dubrovnik are also included.
  • Duration: 5 days
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Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Visit several museums, churches, and monasteries of Dubrovnik Old Town during a  2-hour walking tour inside the World Heritage–listed city walls. Explore on foot with a small group instead of getting lost in the crowd. Your guide will showcase some of the Renaissance and baroque architecture of the so-called pearl of the Adriatic.
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Dubrovnik Super Saver: Mt Srd Cable Car Ride plus Old Town and City Walls Walking Tour

Get more for your money with this Dubrovnik Super Saver that combines a cable car trip up to Mt Srđ and a walking tour of the Old Town and the city walls. Ascend up the craggy Mt Srđ in the spacious comfortable cable car affording incredible views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic. Then descend to the Old Town and begin an information-packed walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Finally, climb up to the walls, strolling along the medieval fortifications while learning about the fascinating history of the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Panoramic Dubrovnik Tour Including Old Town Walking Tour

Get the most out of your time in Dubrovnik by taking this informative and relaxing 4-hour guided panoramic tour of the city. Cruise around town in a comfortable vehicle, stroll the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, and then ascend Mt Srđ for an eye-poppingly beautiful view of the Old Town and the surrounding Adriatic Sea  — all while learning about the history and culture of this stunning city.
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Welcome to Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Become acquainted with Dubrovnik in a short amount of time with this informative and entertaining 2-hour walking tour of this ancient seaside medieval city. Meet your knowledgeable local guide in the Old Town and stroll around, stopping at landmarks such as the Sponza Palace, the Rector's Palace, the Franciscan Monastery and the cathedral, learning about the city's intriguing history along the the way. Upgrade the tour for an extra hour to meander the incredible city walls or take in a museum or two.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Dubrovnik Discovery Day Trip from Split or Trogir

Experience the medieval charms of Dubrovnik on this 12-hour trip from Split or Trogir. Enjoy a scenic drive along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and stop at several overlooks for amazing panoramic views of the Dalmatian islands. Then, arrive in Dubrovnik for a 1.5-walking tour of its UNESCO-protected, walled Old Town. Admire the limestone-paved Stradun, Franciscan Monastery, Cathedral, and more, before getting ample time to explore, eat, and shop independently.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Dubrovnik Old Town Walking Tour

First timers, even third timers, should not miss this info-packed walking tour of Dubrovnik. Stroll the limestone-covered streets of Old Town, or Stari Grad, with a knowledgeable guide learning the secrets behind the palaces and plazas, cloisters and cathedrals. Start the tour in the morning, the best time of day to walk the streets of the city. Go from the clock tower to the Assumption Cathedral, traversing the entire Old Town while learning about the history of the place.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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6-Night Independent Tour of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split

See Croatia in style by island hopping around the Adriatic Sea. This memorable 7-day island-hopping extravaganza of the Dalmatian Coast starts in Dubrovnik, ends in Split and visits a few islands in between. Traverse the islands of Korčula and Hvar, lingering in the ancient villages that are sprinkled around the islands. Learn about the history of each place. Dine on some delicious local dishes. Lounge on the beach and swim in some of the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean. Take walking tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split, plus get hotel accommodation and airport transfers.
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Dubrovnik Combo: Old Town and Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour

Learn why Dubrovnik is called the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ on this tour of the city’s Stari Grad, or Old Town, and its thick centuries old city walls. See the monasteries and churches, the palaces and the burgher houses, learn the history behind them, and stroll the streets with your guide. Hear about daily life in Dubrovnik during the Middle Ages, as well as, during the battles in the early 1990s. Then ascend to the walls, getting great views of the city and the sea. This Combo is a great way to get two tours — of the city and the walls — at one discounted price.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Dubrovnik Combo: Cable Car Ride to Mount Srd and Old Town Tour

Get the most out of your stay in Dubrovnik by booking this comprehensive combo out. First ascend via cable car Mt Srđ, the craggy mountain that towers over the city, for jaw-dropping views of the walled medieval town. Then, head back down and go on a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, strolling its limestone-blanketed streets and learning about the history of some of its most famous landmarks from St Onofrio’s Fountain to the Cathedral of the Assumption.
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Dubrovnik Super Saver: Old Town Walking Tour plus Sea Kayak and Snorkeling

Combine city sightseeing with a sea kayaking and snorkeling experience on this full-day Dubrovnik Super Saver that saves you 10 percent! Begin the day with a casual walking tour of the city’s UNESCO-World-Heritage-listed Old Town, strolling down the limestone-paved Stradun, the widest street in city of narrow lanes, as well as ancient churches and monasteries. Then, hop in a kayak and do some paddling in the azure-colored Adriatic, heading over to the leafy island of Lokrum. This tour is limited to no more than 20 people.
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Dubrovnik Old Town Food Walking Tour Including Lunch

Indulge in all the deliciousness that Dubrovnik and the southern Dalmatian Coast has to offer by taking this 4-hour guided walking tour. Follow your local foodie guide through the limestone-paved streets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled town, see the main sights and landmarks (and learning about their histories), on your way to sampling some scrumptious street food and regional snacks and drinking three different types of Croatian wine. The tour concludes with a three-course meal at a local restaurant.
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Private Tour: Cavtat and Dubrovnik Old Town

Discover Dubrovnik and the charming coastal town of Cavtat on this private half-day tour. Spend the morning exploring the highlights of UNESCO World Heritage–listed Dubrovnik Old Town. Wander through the cloisters at the Franciscan Monastery, gaze up at Orlando’s Column, and capture postcard-worthy photos of Sponza Palace, the Church of St Blaise and more. Then, soak up the impressive coastal views on route to nearby Cavtat, where you’ll enjoy a personalized tour of the 6th-century town.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Dubrovnik Full Day Tour from Split

Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of medieval Dubrovnik during this 11-hour city sightseeing trip offering plenty of free time for independent exploration. Start with a guided tour of the city, including the Sponza Palace, the Franciscan Monastery, and Europe’s oldest pharmacy. Then set off on your own, allowing time for an optional lunch, a walk along the city walls, or a cable car ride with captivating views.
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Dubrovnik City Private Tour: Panorama of Republic of Ragusa

Get an insider's view of Dubrovnik with this informative and entertaining walking tour. After getting picked up at your hotel, make your way to Old Town, as the guide points out landmarks of interest along the way. Begin the walking tour at Pile Gate and then meander down the 'wide' limestone-clad street, Stradun, Old Town's version of Broadway, stopping at the Franciscan Monastery, the city cathedral and Rector's Palace, among others, to learn about the history of each spot.
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Experience Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Depart Dubrovnik with a sense of history and a deeper knowledge of the place with this guided walking tour of the city. Start at Pile Gate and head down the famed limestone-clad street, Stradun, stopping along the way at key points to learn about the Franciscan Monastery, the Sponza Palace, the Rector's Palace and the cathedral, among other sites. Learn about the Serb shelling that took place here in 1991 and see the incredible medieval walls that surround the Old Town.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dubrovnik Day Trip from Split

Split from the city of Split for a day and discover Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' on this full-day guided trip. During the 4-hour drive along the spectacular Dalmatian Coast drink in the views of the shimmering Adriatic Sea while getting a head start on the history of Dubrovnik from your professional guide. Once in town, begin a walking tour of the limestone-clad streets in the Old Town. Walk down the Stradun, the main promenade in town, and see the Franciscan monastery with its gorgeous gothic courtyard, Orlando's Column, Rector's Palace and Cathedral of the Assumption, among other sites. Then, before heading back to Split, spend some free time wandering on your own.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Dubrovnik Museums Tour

Dubrovnik may be like a giant stone museum but within its tall walls there are some actual intriguing museums to explore. This guided tour of Dubrovnik's museum's takes you to some places you may have never thought to wander, thus enriching your experience here. Stroll around the medieval Franciscan Monastery, for example, and check out one of Europe's oldest still-functioning pharmacies. Gawk at Renaissance art in the Rector's Palace and learn about the city's rich sailing history at the Maritime Museum, among other museums the guide will take you to.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Dubrovnik City Walking Tour with Panoramic Drive

Follow cobblestone streets to historic landmarks and fortifications on a half-day Dubrovnik trip that combines an old town walking tour, independent time to explore and a scenic drive along the surrounding coast. Trace a picturesque route through Dubrovnik’s fountains, avenues and plazas, then head out on your own to discover atmospheric cafes and boutiques. Get perfect views of the old town, Lokrum and the Elaphite Islands from outside of the city, then finish the day day at Pile Gate, close to some of Dubrovnik's best restaurants and sights.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Dubrovnik and Ston Private Tour from Split

Visit Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean, on your own terms with this tailor made, personalized tour, where you can change the itinerary any way you deem suitable. Travel in the luxury air conditioned minivan and enjoy the benefits of having your very own tour guide and driver. Don't miss this unique tour and visit some of the best destinations the Adriatic coast has to offer!
  • Duration: 1 day
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