Kosljun - Monastery Museum

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Kosljun - Monastery Museum
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Only 750 meters from Punat lies the islet of Kosljun. It is known for the Franciscan monastery. The islet has a museum with an ethnographic collection. The monastery also owns a rich zoological collection of a large seashell and unique animal specimens, such as the one-eyed lamb. The monastery also has a rich library with around 30,000 titles. It includes the Ptolemy's atlas printed in Venice in 1511 (one of the three preserved copies). The monastery is a zero category monument.
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SebAroundTheWorld
Paris, France12 contributions
Nice visit
May 2019 • Family
There is not much to see but it offers a nice, quiet, moment and a quick boat trip for 60k per person.
Written 30 May 2019
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mlensttrech
Krakow, Poland5 contributions
Weird
Aug. 2018 • Couples
It's all nice but church fee for entering the island is absurd. A guy waiting in the harbor to pickup the money. They even have tickets there...
Written 7 February 2019
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Natascha S
3 contributions
mesmerizing
Oct. 2017
Go back in time and be mesmerized by this beautiful site. Not to be missed. Truly a spectacular site to be seen for all !
Written 28 August 2018
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sin77HR
Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia48 contributions
peaceful place
Sep. 2016 • Friends
To come to this island, you need to take a taxi boat from Punat. On a island is a monastery governed by Franciscans. In a monastery are few museums. It's a peaceful place.
Written 26 November 2016
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niluanu
Chennai (Madras), India404 contributions
Interesting
Sep. 2016 • Couples
It is pretty easy to walk down to the monastery once you reach Kosljun by boat from Punet. The Fransescan Monastery dates back to the 11th century. The museum is well preserved and has exhibits found on the island. Most descriptions, however, are in Croatian
Written 22 October 2016
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Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia8,793 contributions
Average outside, interesting inside
Oct. 2016 • Business
First, you need to reach the island. There are just few steps to the monastery. Entrance fee is 20 kuna (less than 3 €) for adults and half price for children. You enter near the small chapel with cribs. It is possible to visit the church and cloisters or many collections in the museum (archeology, sacral art, ethnology, shells, numismatics). It is not Louvre but wide range of small, interesting collections. They are interesting for children or adults during your summer holiday or in winter. Check the opening time in advance.
Written 19 October 2016
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ZumbaGirlShoreham
Shoreham-by-Sea, UK211 contributions
Interesting visit
Sep. 2016 • Couples
Interesting to visit the monastery and museum. The museum has lots of historic items including clothing and artifacts from years gone by
Written 1 October 2016
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,675 contributions
Haven of peace and beauty
Jul. 2016 • Solo
Košljun lies in Punat bay, in the Adriatic Sea. It’s a small island whose territory is covered in more than 60 % with a luxuriant forest through which one can go for relaxing walks. In this island there is a Franciscan Monastery where monks live from the fifteenth century. They are the only inhabitants on the islet. The first thing which is seen upon arriving at Košljun is the statue of St. Francis of Assisi with a wolf, which implies an adequate welcome.
The monastery is very interesting. Part of it is devoted to a museum, in which, among other things, a collection of folk costumes are kept as well as samples of Glagolitic manuscripts. The parts of the said monastery which can be visited are the cloister, the Church of the Assumption of Mary, an outbuilding on the right hand side of the cloister as one enters it from outside where some beautiful paintings and other objects are exhibited and of course the said museum.
The Church was built in 1523. The construction could be carried out thanks to the money donation effected by Catherina Frankopan under the condition that once dead she should be buried in that church. It’s a single nave Romanesque church and it’s very pleasant to be sitting on one of its benches when nobody else is there. The ceiling is a wooden one supported by beams partly painted with colourful and attractive designs. The high altar is of baroque style as well as the marble arches at both sides of the rear mensa through one of which one must go to get into de choir. The high altar reredos are the work of Girolano della Santa Croce (16th century) and the mural over the mensa (Heaven, Purgatory and Hell) was executed by Francesco Ughetto (17th century). There are in the church two very well elaborated side altars which are also of baroque style. It’s no doubt a very nice church which is worth visiting, and every single detail thereof should be examined with much attention.
The cloister is also of romanesque style with semicircular arches supported by square columns. Over the cloister entrance door there is a panel with three shields. That of the middle represents the coat of arms of Croatia and those on the sides the coats of arms of the Frankopan Family in different time periods. When there is not a wave of tourists hanging around staying in the cloister is very relaxing and in it one can enjoy the appropriate atmosphere for meditation.
In the outbuilding referred to there are, as said, beautiful paintings and sculptures and also a nice rarity consisting in the smallest book in the world which was the subject of a donation by the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.
In the monastery museum, apart from the already stated objects, it’s also possible to observe an interesting collection of coins and notes from allover the World and the reproduction of a kitchen.
Everything in that monastery is excellent and extremely interesting so see. The visit thereof is consequently a must when spending some days in Rijeka or Krk.
Written 1 October 2016
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orybea
Balatonfured, Hungary380 contributions
Paeceful little island
Aug. 2016 • Friends
Take the ferry for 20 kunas (return) from Punat. The ride is 10 minutes. Another 20 kunas for the entrance to the monastery and surroundings. The small museum's collection is a historic and ethnographic mix. Descriptions are only in Croatian, sadly. There is a chapel too. Take a walk around at the edge of the island too, it is lovely. It is a two hour program. The small ferries come on the hour, but you can only return with the same company you came with.
Written 26 August 2016
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123321_11
Gazon, Slovenia298 contributions
Interesting collections
Jul. 2016 • Family
There is wide variety of collections - from boats to clothes, animals, sealife... But there is something to see for everyone!

You dont pay the entrance for museum itself, but immediately when you land on Kosljun, you must pay 20 kunas per person - or just to walk around, or to see the museum....
Written 25 July 2016
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