Franciscan Monastery and Museum, Dubrovnik
Tel: 385 20 321 410
Concierge.com's insider take:
Much of this Romanesque/Gothic structure (occupied by monks for more than 600 years) was rebuilt after the ruinous earthquake of 1667, but the 14th-century cloister survived. You can tour its columned courtyard with delicately carved capitals and a still-operational pharmacy from 1317. The gilded interior of the church next door has an impressive vaulted ceiling, and the accompanying museum displays old medical equipment, an early Christian sarcophagus, and cases of jewelry and crucifixes.