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Kosljun - Monastery Museum

Puntarska draga, Croatia
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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... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia

It is pretty easy to walk down to the monastery once you reach Kosljun by boat from Punet. The... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
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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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Puntarska draga, 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.

Thank sin77HR
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

Thank niluanu
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...More

Thank Miha P
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
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...More

Thank periandro
Reviewed 27 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...More

2  Thank Beata O
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank 123321_11
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
Reviewed 27 June 2016

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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Biddy50
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