Walking the museum grounds during the closed hours is still a very nice experience since some of the exhibits are shown to the public on the grounds. Check out some fascinating whale and other mammal skeletons shown in the small building on the right.
Since the harbour of Hvar had saved many ships and crews, the commanders of vessels founded a Franciscan monastery on a peninsula near the town and financed the construction of the church of Our Lady of Grace in 1465. The noble families of Hvar offered a substantial financial aid and Hanibal Lucić’s father Antun Lucić donated 1000 gold coins to help the building. Hanibal Lucić’s grave is placed under the main altar in the church. Being a distinguished member of the Great Council, the drama writer was the building supervisor for many years during the construction of the Franciscan monastery.
Coast line along the Highway 1 (Cabrillo Hwy.) south of Big Sur is simply put an one shooting opportunity after another. If you are travelling down the coast, make sure you take the drive during one of the slower months of the year because you won't have a problem pulling over to the side of the road whenever you want. This becomes a bit problematic in July and August with all the tourists on the road.