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Badija: The Cloister of the Franciscan Monastery

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Above photo: The Cloister of the Franciscan Monastery on Badija

The impressive 14th century Gothic-Renaissance cloister, adjacent to Church and Monastery from the North side (see the monastery plan), consists of four rows of stylish single and double-pillared columns enclosing the tranquil inner courtyard of the Monastery. In the middle of the courtyard, on the platform,  there is attractive water well.  In the form of a quadrangle the arcade is running along the four walls of Church and Monastery.

This cloister, finished in the 15th century is considered one of the finest features of Korcula’s architecture of that time.

Besides the similar one in Dubrovnik (also Franciscans) the cloister is also considered one of the most beautiful structures of that kind in Dalmatia.

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