Benedictine Convent

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Benedictine Convent information

Location
Hvar Town , Croatia
Address
Kroz Grodu bb
Telephone
+385 21 741 052
Prices
10KN
Opening hours
10am-noon Mon-Sat
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Playwright and poet Hanibal Lucić was born here in 1485, but this stone town house has been home to a community of Benedictine nuns since 1664. Over the centuries the nuns have perfected the art of lacemaking, painstakingly weaving together fibres derived from dried agave leaves. This tradition has now been recognised by Unesco on their Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. A small museum showcases their handiwork alongside a collection of paintings and liturgical paraphernalia.