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ST FRANCIS CHURCH AND FRANCISCAN MONASTERY


The oldest Dalmatian church built in the Gothic style (1283). It represents a type of, so called, Gothic monastic church characterized by a single nave with a raised shrine.


In the 18th century the appearance of the church was changed. Behind the main altar from 1672 there is a former shrine and in it choir stalls richly adorned by carvings in the floral Gothic style from the year 1394, made by Giacomo da Borga Sansepolrco. The sacristy, which follows the choir stalls, is very important for the Croatian history because it was there that the peace was made between the Venetian Republic and Hungarian-Croatian king Ludovik Anžuvinac, and by that act the Venetians gave up their pretensions to Dalmatia.

In a decorated treasury next to the sacristy, there are collected works of art of the church with a great number of exhibits of which the most valuable is a crucifixion painted from the 12th c. South from the church there is also a Renaissance cloister built in 1556, with a rich library.


ENTRANCE FOR THE TREASURY AND MONASTERY:

PRICE:
Groups and individual tourists: 15KN or 2 €
Children and students: 5 KN or 1 €
Small children: free

Opening hours:
09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
www.svetifrane.org

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