How St.Francis changed Croatia

Many people have influenced Croatian history and culture. One of the most important is certainly St. Francis of Assisi in Italy, the founder of the Franciscan order. He was, according to written sources, ˝thrown to contrary winds ˝ and stayed also on the Croatian part of the Adriatic, most probably in Dubrovnik. At that time the presence of the Franciscans in our people began, who are today the most numerous order in the Catholic Church in Croatia. Visit the most beautiful Franciscan monasteries and churches in Dalmatia, well known for its sea, sun, olives, wine, fish, songs and picturesque fishing villages with houses made of stone! From the Franciscan Monastery of the Friars Minor with the richest library in the town of Dubrovnik, through the Monastery of St.Cross on the smallest, most densely populated and the lowest island in the Mediterranean, Krapanj, up to sights like Kamenlarga square in Trogir or Diocletian´s mausoleum in Split, feel the spirit of time and enjoy the wonderful and unforgettable mix of history, culture and magical nature.