Visovac Monastery

Drniš, Croatia

The Visovac Monastery was established in the 14th century by Augustinian monks, who erected a small monastery and church on the island dedicated to the Apostle Paul. In 1445, it was enlarged and adapted by Franciscans, who settled on the island having withdrawn from parts of Bosnia when invading Turks had taken over. A new monastery was constructed in the 18th century.

The oldest preserved part of the current complex dates from the 14th century. The monastery houses a historically significant collection of Christian books and a rich library containing many historical manuscripts and rare books, including a rare incunabula of Aesop's fables (Brescia 1487) printed by the Lastovo printer Dobrić Dobričević, and a collection of documents known as 'the sultan's edicts'. A sabre once belonging to Vuk Mandušić, one of the best-loved heroes of Serbian epic poetry, is also housed at Visovac.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Igor Kapetanovic (10 months ago)
Small island quiet and calm... A bit expensive boat ticket from Lozovat but worth it.
Air man (15 months ago)
This island is so beautiful(nature,buildings,frendly people...)
Matus Sovcik (2 years ago)
Pretty place, but the boat trip from Skradinski buk for 100kn is just not worth it.
Wan-man WONG (2 years ago)
Located on Visovac Island which stands on Visovac Lake. Still offering services.
Marina B. (2 years ago)
Amazing place full of magic
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