Benedictine Monastery

Hvar has been home to a community of Benedictine nuns since 1664, originally in the residential complex of the family of the poet Hanibal Lucić, which was bequeathed to the Benedictines by his bride Julia in 1591. Next to the monastery is a baroque church of St. Anthony the Abbot and John the Baptist from the 17th century as well as a collection of art and lacework made of agave cactus threads. The Benedictine monastery is known for fine agave lacemaking since the 19th century, which is now recognised as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity



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