Franciscan Monastery/Old Pharmacy Museum

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One of the oldest pharmacies in Europe is, quite remarkably, still a working chemist's for locals, and in the complex of the Franciscan Monastery where beautiful cloisters lead to the Old Pharmacy Museum by a pretty courtyard. There you'll find disturbingly large grinders and implements used by the medical profession in the Ragusan era.

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Venue name: Franciscan Monastery/Old Pharmacy Museum
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Address: Stradun 2
Dubrovnik

Opening hours: end Mar-end Oct 9am-6pm, Nov-Feb 9am-5pm
Transport: All buses to Old Town
Price: 30kn

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This is a very old but functioning pharmacy. A lot of tourists go inside this small pharmacy to take pictures despite the sign of no cameras allowed. No need to pay to just peek through the door. The museum, however, has an entrance fee. The cloisters were beautiful and the compact garden is maintained reasonably well. 


Inside the small museum, one can see beautiful old paintings and Christian artifacts.  There was only small written explanation available on on display, hence to make more sense of them a guide is recommended. Perhaps if you come with a tour group your experience would be better than mine. Allow maximum 1 hour to visit this site if you are interested in the history of the place and the objects.