Franciscan Church & Monastery of St John the Baptist


Built in 1650 in baroque style on the site of an earlier structure, this church contains the town’s tallest tower (54.5m) and houses an ancient pharmacy ornamented with 18th-century ceiling frescos.

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1. Statue of Bishop Grgur Ninski

The sculpture of medieval Croatian bishop Grgur Ninski was made by renowned Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović; it's a copy of the artist's original bronze…

2. World of Insects

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This entomological collection, housed in the classicist Hercer Palace, comprises nearly 4500 exhibits of the bug world, including 1000 different insect…

3. Town Hall

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This striking Romanesque-Gothic structure has been the town hall since the 16th century. Notice the town’s coat of arms at the foot of the tower and the…

4. Traditional Crafts Square

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Demonstrations of pottery, weaving, beekeeping and hat-making re-create the olden times here and there's a couple of market stalls where you can buy…

5. Gallery of Old & Modern Masters

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The rococo-style Sermage Palace, which houses the gallery, was built in 1759. Note the carved medallions on the facade and pay a quick visit to the museum…

6. Cathedral of the Assumption

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This former Jesuit church, located southeast of Trg Kralja Tomislava, was built in 1646. The facade is distinguished by an early baroque portal bearing…

7. Croatian National Theatre

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This stunning theatre was built in 1873 in neo-Renaissance style, following the designs of Hermann Helmer.

8. Patačić-Puttar Palace

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Check out this mid-18th-century building's eye-catching mixture of baroque and classical styles. The richly decorated stone portal features the coat of…