Photo: Franciscan Monastery

Place: Franciscan Monastery - Our Lady of Mercy, Hvar, Splitsko-Dalmatinska Županija, Croatia

Niko Vujevic

By Niko Vujevic
Uploaded on 27 July 2008

Franciscan Monastery

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.


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