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St. Francis’ Church
St. Francis’ Church, Monastery and Museum
Built in the 14th century, the church of St. Francis is the first Croatian shrine of Saint Francis Tavelić. The church represents spacious single vessel, Gothic style architecture without architectural decorative elements. At the front of the church is the main entrance with a Gothic style stone frame. Remains of frescos from the 14th century are visible in the lunette. In the 15th century, the Holy Cross Chapel was added and the presbytery with its shrine was rearranged. Located in the Holy Cross Chapel is an organ that was built in 1762 by Petar Nakić. On the south side of the church is a monastery which dates back to the 14th century. Unlike conventional Franciscan monasteries, this one has an irregular and elongated courtyard, which indicates that it was built in several stages. The monastery keeps the monumental city heritage. It contains a collection of paintings, relics and religious objects. The monastery library is accentuated with a collection of 140 incunabula as well as a collection of handwritten codices. Here, you can also find the “Šibenik Prayer”, a baroque altar, a Gothic cross and the like.
Category: Temple Church Mosque, Museum Art Palace, Old town,
Nikola Tomasea Square (old town), Šibenik 22000
43.73387, 015.89189 (43°44’01.9″N, 015°53’30.8″E)
00385 (0)22 214 241
09:00-13:00h and 16:00-20:00h
Adults: 20 HRK (3 EUR), children (up to 7 years): free, students and retirees: 10 HRK (1.30 EUR), groups (more than 10 person): 15 HRK (2 EUR)
GPS coordinates: 43.73387, 015.89189 (43°44’01.9″N, 015°53’30.8″E)
Address: Nikola Tomasea Square (old town), Šibenik 22000
The Church of St. Francis, the monastery and the museum are located in the old part of the town of Šibenik, on Nikola Tomase Square number 1 (around 300m away from St. James’ Cathedral).
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do crkve sv. Frane, samostana i muzeja koji se nalaze u starom dijelu grada Šibenika, na trgu Nikole Tomasea (Od katedrale sv. Jakova udaljeni su oko 300 metara). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema crkvi sv. Frane, samostanu i muzeju koji se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Šibenika, na Trgu Nikole Tomasea (Od katedrale sv. Jakova udaljeni su oko 300 metara). Hvala!
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