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Benedictine monasteries have existed throughout Croatia since the seventh century. Today, only those in beautiful locations by the sea or in the center have been preserved.

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During its turbulent history, the Benedictine monastery in Cres burned to the ground four times, but with the strength of the Lord, its nuns rebuilt it each time. This did not discourage them from always being the most numerous community of all. Today, with the presence of the sun, earth, water and their own hands, they produce their own food.

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The process of opening the Benedictine monastery in Hvar lasted for more than a century. In 1644, two nuns bravely opened the history of monastic life on Hvar. Benedictines have wisely used the island's resources and for decades have been making unique agave lace, which is on the UNESCO heritage list.

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Although there were no more nuns in the monastery at one historical period, the Benedictines of Krk still enrich the lives of their Krk residents with their prayerful intercession. The Benedictine monastery on Krk was a real small craft workshop and Italian language school.

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Promoting Croatian culture and Benedictine and Christian values, they were the earliest Pag teachers. They taught young girls to read, write, and chipping, which became the main activity of Pag families. They present their treasures of eight-century traditions in an exhibition of sacred art.

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Monastery of St. Andrije Apostola is an inexhaustible source of spiritual life on Rab, the essence of heritage and handwork from the resources provided by the nature of the island of Rab. For a millennium, they have preserved the traditions of this island by making island products, tinctures, creams and Rab cakes, which they sell in their small shop.

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It is rare for anyone to remain indifferent to the stone castles of Sibenik's Gorica, including the way of life in the monastery. Šibenik Koludrice has been tirelessly preserving and working on the restoration of the cultural heritage of the city of Šibenik for years. Within the monastery, they opened a workshop for making Šibenik caps and a souvenir shop.

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Monastery of St. Nikole, in a physical and spiritual sense, has been part of the city of Trogir for 1000 years. Despite history and society, it has been going on continuously since 1064. Within the monastery, there is a valuable collection of "Kairos" art, which, with its richness, bears witness to the long history of the monastery and life in it.

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Although their monastery was completely destroyed during the Second World War, they managed to preserve one of the most valuable church collections in Croatia, which they have been proudly presenting since 1972 as part of the Permanent Exhibition of Church Art entitled "Gold and Silver of Zadar."

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