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Kosljun - Monastery Museum

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Address: Puntarska draga, Croatia

Only 750 meters from Punat lies the islet of Kosljun. It is known for the...

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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peaceful place

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.

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia
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Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

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.

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

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

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Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

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).... More 

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Shoreham by Sea
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Interesting to visit the monastery and museum. The museum has lots of historic items including clothing and artifacts from years gone by

Thank ZumbaGirlShoreham
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

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... More 

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Balatonfured, Hungary
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

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.... More 

Thank Beata O
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

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....

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely to visit, Very beautiful and peaceful, the church very nice and the museum interesting ***. Absolutely to go in the small math Inside the island Fanstastic smell, freshness and discovery small chapelles and monuments

Thank Samir S
Augsburg, Germany
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very interesting threshing island monastery. The museum is worth a visit. Most of the descriptions are in Croatian which is a pity because I think most of the visitors are tourists that don't speak or read croatian. Nevertheless it's still interesting.

Thank Pierre F
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Situated on a smal islet in Punat bay. There is monastery with a museum containing local costumes over the ages, world monies, old religious vestments & a Cabinet of Wonders which would entertain most curious children as it contains weird stuffed animals & jars contains animal embryos etc.

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