Visovac Monastery

Visovac Monastery
Visovac Monastery is a Catholic monastery located on the island of Visovac in the middle of the Visovac lake in the Krka National Park, Croatia.

Visovac is mentioned in the 14th-century documents. However, the monastery was established by Franciscans who settled on the island in 1445 after fleeing the Ottomans (Dorbić et al., 2017). The present church dates from the end of the 17th century (The Natural Heritage of Croatia, 2015).

The monastery has its own museum, library, 17th-century paintings, liturgical vessels, clerical clothing and votive offerings. An illustrated 15th-century copy of Aesop's Fables which is said to be one of only three of its kind in the world can be found preserved in the monastery's library.

1) Krka01167 by Nerijp is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

1) Dorbić, B., Samodol, A., Temim, E., Gugić, J., Šarolić, M., Delić, Ž. and Friganović, E., 2017. Dendrological landscape valorisation of gardens of the Franciscan monastery on the Island Visovac. Naše Šume, 16(46/47), pp.35-41.
2) The Natural Heritage of Croatia, 2015. Buvina Limited. p.347
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This page was last updated on 29 August 2021

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