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It’s All About the Details in St Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon


Jerónimos Monastery, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon, Portugal One of most famous sites of Lisbon is the Jerónimos Monastery – a late Gothic “Manueline” style building that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It’s big.  It’s grand.  It’s odd. The monastery was built on a site occupied by a church dedicated to Santa Maria de Belém.  Its monks were members of the Order of Christ…

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Dubrovnik Old Masters in the Dominican Monastery


Dominican Monastery, Dominikanski samostan, Dubrovnik, Croatia There seems to be a considerable amount of confusion on tourist review sites as to the difference between two monasteries in Dubrovnik.  One is for the Franciscans, and has an old and new pharmacy; the other is for the Dominicans, and doesn’t.  But it does have a lovely collection of art in its museum…

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Peacocks and Bunnies: A Magical Day on Lokrum


Lokrum Island, Croatia It’s funny how there are some places which seem quite interesting, but you look on the internet for pictures to gauge just how interesting, and then decide that you can’t tell, and then go anyway.  As it turns out, the trip to the island of Lokrum, visible from Dubrovnik, is just the most delightful little place –…

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