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Monastery of St. Francis Assisi

Monastery of St. Francis Assisi
The oldest Gothic church in Dalmatia dates back to 1359—and its monastery is even older. Built around 1221, it was home to a Franciscan school and a precursor of the University of Zadar. Although the interior of the church is relatively unadorned, there's a treasury of rare and historic objects and, in the church itself, a 12th-century painted wooden cross and a 16th-century painting of the dead Christ by Jacopo Bassano. There's a small entrance fee, but the early Gothic carvings (in the so-called Floral Gothic style) and the serene atmosphere are worth the price of admission.
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Ul. Zadarskog Mira 1358. 1358, 23000, Zadar, Croatia