The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery

The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery, Stari Grad

The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery

The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery
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IN_Travelers47906
West Lafayette, IN4,716 contributions
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The church of St. Petar Muenik (St. Peter the Martyr and the monastery were founded 10 years before Columbus discovered America. At the end of the 16th century, following the Turkish attack on the island of Hvar, the church was fortified with two rounded turrets. The building was reconstructed as a church in 1896. Inside the church the tomb of famous Stari Grad poet and writer Petar Hektorovic is located next to the altar.

Adjacent to the church is the monastery’s museum which includes a beautiful wooden renaissance crucifix. The museum’s most valuable painting is “The Mourning of Christ” by Jacopo Tintoretto, and the oldest inscriptions in Croatia are also preserved in the museum. They are all written in Greek
Written 5 August 2019
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
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The Church of St Peter and the Dominican Monastery is 150m southeast of Tvrdalj Castle at the intersection of Petra Scutteri street and kod Svetog Petra street. The monastery was founded in 1482, damaged by the Turks in 1571, and later fortified with a round tower (its foundations are partially made of stones from Pharos' city walls). The current church was rebuilt in 1896. Inside is the tomb of famous Croatian poet Petar Hektorović and his mother Katarina. The main altar has a large 16th century wooden crucifix (artist unknown), with other paintings on the side alters. A small museum displays fossils, archaeological findings from Pharos, Greek and Roman coins, old manuscripts, and beautiful religious items dating from the 16th to 18th centuries. The best work is the 16th-century painting, Lamentation of Christ, by J. Tintoretto (1512 -1594). The cloister garden is a peaceful place which invites contemplation, with orange trees, palms, hydrangeas and lavender. The monastery complex has been a spiritual powerhouse for 500 years devoted prayer and good works. The monastery is open (May-Oct) 9.30am-12.30pm & 4-6.30pm, with an entrance fee of 20 kuna.
Written 19 January 2019
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Derek F
Chemainus, Canada57 contributions
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Can be difficult getting into see the museum as is open only for short periods. Very good display of some very old manuscripts, ancient coins and artifacts.
Written 13 October 2017
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IvanaRijeka
Rijeka, Croatia142 contributions
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Very nice architecture, perfectly preserved. There's a museum within the walls with several great pieces of art.
Written 17 September 2017
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Jana Protic
Belgrade, Serbia157 contributions
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It is interesting for those interested in architecture. The surroundings are beautiful and the streets that lead back to port are very narrow and Toscan-like. Since Stari grad is small, definatelly recommend visiting this.
Written 28 August 2017
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Martin T
Tonbridge, UK324 contributions
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Spoilt by now with baroque churches all looking similar after a while, but you don't get this in suburban England. This one is unusual as being partly fortified with a tower at one side and also a small monastery at the side with a lovely little cloister. Pleasant spot too at the top of the town, with a shaded garden in front. The museum was closed when I was there.
Written 19 July 2017
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AGED NOMAD
Hermanus, South Africa626 contributions
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We visited the small museum attached to the monastry. There were some interesting artifacts and paintings on display but personally I could not get excited about this place.
Written 29 July 2016
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Judy M
Wayne, PA696 contributions
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This monastery, founded in 1482, is on the edge of the old quarter. There is a small museum where you can view the painting, "The Mourning of Christ", by the Venetian master, Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594). The grave of the poet, Petar Hektorovic, is located in the monastery church. To learn more about him, visit his home in Stari Grad, Tvrdal Castle.
Written 1 June 2016
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