St. Francis Monastery

Pula, Croatia

On the slope of the hill between the Forum Square and the upper circular street, lies the monastic complex dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, built in the 14th century at the site of a previous cultic edifice. The Franciscan community was first recorded in Pula in the 13th century. The church was built in 1314 in the late Romanesque style with Gothic ornaments, as a firm and simple building of the preaching Franciscan order. The finely cut stone blocks used for building the walls speak of the skilful masters who took part in the construction.

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Founded: 1314
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Adam DJC (7 months ago)
Great value (1 euro entry). Lovely peaceful monastery worth an hour of your time. Cute tortoises ? we’re an unexpected sight!
P Pletikosa (2 years ago)
Such a peaceful, spartan yet wonderful monastery.
Dan (2 years ago)
Nice little church with a small turtle-garden
John Murphy (2 years ago)
10 kuna to enter but nice and calming. Worth seeing.
Pixie Darvill (5 years ago)
Have to pay a small amount (I think 9 kuna) to get in but it was interesting! And he saw tortoises to which was an added surprise! Pretty place :)
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