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Franciscan monastery

Through over a century of the monastery, the Franciscans created a library with about 5000 books, 24 inkanabule, many periodicals and manuscripts. The monastery has a rich archive, which has deposited 369 Turkish documents. In front of a monastery is a church. In 2002. is a built The monument of friar teacher, the work of sculptor A. JurkiŠa.

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With Franciscan monastery are cared for church Mary, which was built probably 1400th year. Church are several times burned and damaged , but also repaired. With these fixes were incorporated new elements , often purchased at island builder as cheaply and therefore some have obsolete.

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After time the old church became too small , and there have been around 1910th to build a new church. The church was completed and dedicated in the 1940s. It is a kind of central structure with a dome. In the apse is a magnificent mosaic that shows Christ , God's creative wisdom , and his own gift of life to those who embrace it ( in a row are Croatian saints , the blessed and ordinary believers ) . Mosaic is the work of the painter Joseph Biffel.