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
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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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