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Lokrum Benedictine Monastery

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Founded in the early 11th century on the island of Lokrum 600 meters from the mainland and the city of Dubrovnik, the Benedictine Monastery came to be after monks fled the great fire that destroyed the capital in 1023, vowing to honor Saint Benedict should he protect their lives and the island that offered them shelter. They, later on, started to cultivate exotic plants and sour fruits there and continued to do so until the 19th century. Many locals like to think that the island is haunted; rumor has it that after having been forced out of their beloved monastery upon orders of the French army, the monks put a curse on anyone who would ultimately try to seek and claim it as its own. And indeed, future owners all ominously met severe misfortune and calamities, from tragic shipwrecks to bankruptcies.

The monastery was built and expanded over several centuries, which explains the presence of a variety of architectural styles. Nowadays, however, only ruins remain of the original Romanesque structure, with rubbles of the two original churches along with some frescoes and stone reliefs. The cloisters of a later-built Gothic structure still exist and give a better sense of what it must have been like to live in the monastery back in the Renaissance days. The ruins are open to visitors, and a day trip to Lokrum shouldn’t take more than a few hours as the islet is barely over a mile wide. In fact, there are no hotels on Lokrum and, therefore, it is not possible to stay overnight.

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Open every day until 6 PM, except during poor weather.
20000, Lokrum ul., Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, 20000
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Mysterious Lokrum Island Walking Tour

Mysterious Lokrum Island Walking Tour

Mysterious Lokrum island is easy and fun walking tour visiting the most beautiful parts of the island, as well as sharing stories about the famous island curse, placed by Benedictine monks...We will visit monastery ruines, museum, botanical garden, the Dead Sea lake and famous instagram spot Buza on the rocks...Find out how visiting the island affected the destiny of Richard the Lionheart and Mexican Emperor Maximilian I., who even dedicated a poem to his beloved island. This tour is perfect for tourists that enjoy spending time in nature and learning fun legends! Note: Ferry ticket including island admission in total.of 200kn per person is not included in the price of the walking tour and it can only be purchased in Dubrovnik Old Town port! Ferry runs every 30 minutes connecting the island with the Old Town. It is public ferry and the ride is 10 minutes long.
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

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What are Lokrum Benedictine Monastery hours of operation?
Lokrum Benedictine Monastery hours of operation: Open every day until 6 PM, except during poor weather. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Lokrum Benedictine Monastery tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lokrum Benedictine Monastery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
How much does it cost to visit Lokrum Benedictine Monastery 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Lokrum Benedictine Monastery costs USD 22.98. Guided Lokrum Benedictine Monastery tours start around USD 22.98 per person.
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