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Hvar in Hvar (island), Split-Dalmatia (county), Croatia
 

Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent.

Samostan benediktinki i crkva st. Antuna opata, 17. - 18. st.

 
 
Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent. Marker
Inscription. Only the English text (bottom) has been transcribed. To view the Croatian text (top), click on the marker image to enlarge and display it.

The Benedictine Convent has been located here since 1664, originally the residential complex of the poet Hanibal Lucić's family ( 1485-1553), which was left by his daughter-in -law Julia in her will to the Benedictines in 1591. Next to the convent is the Baroque church of St. Anthony the Abbot and John the Baptist from the 17th cent. and the convent collection of arts and lace made of agave threads which nuns have been making from the 19th cent. and which is inscribed in the UNESCO's List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
 
Location. 43° 10.38′ N, 16° 26.529′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker is at the intersection of Kroz Grodu and Marije Maričić, on the left when traveling north on Kroz Grodu. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county) 21450, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Walls, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Porta Maestra (within shouting distance of this marker); Užižić Palace (Hektorović Palace), 15th cent.
Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Clock Tower / Leroj, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Paladini Palace, lower, 15th - 19th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of the Holy Spirit, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Jakša Palace, 15th cent. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hvar.
 
More about this marker. There is only foot traffic inside Hvar's Old Town district.
 
Also see . . .  The fine art of making lace from agave leaves - Go Hvar. Legend has it that the skill of making lace from agave leaves arrived from the Canary Islands around the mid-nineteenth century. A seaman brought back a sample of Tenerife lace from his latest trip, you could imagine as a gift for his sister, who may have been a nun, or attended convent school. The sister spent time studying the techniques involved, and very soon the nuns of
Sundial on the Convent wall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
3. Sundial on the Convent wall
the Benedictine convent were creating even finer work, they say, than the original sample. (Submitted on December 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Statue of St Anthony in prayer image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
4. Statue of St Anthony in prayer
Agave Lace image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2018
5. Agave Lace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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