Franciscan Monastery of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Anthony, Belgrade

Franciscan Monastery of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Anthony, Belgrade

The Franciscan Monastery of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Anthony is the only Franciscan monastery in contemporary Belgrade. The Franciscans built a monastery in Belgrade in 1717, which was then relocated and sustained multiple damages over the years, including those during wartime and burnings. 40 years later, in 1807, the monastery underwent reconstruction; in 1838, a tower was added. The Franciscan cross brought to the site in the 18th century is still in place. Back in the 1990s, the Franciscan cloister accounted for nearly 6,000 books and objects of art. Nowadays, both the monastery and the church are declared cultural monuments and enjoy state protection.

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Sight Name: Franciscan Monastery of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Anthony
Sight Location: Belgrade, Serbia (See walking tours in Belgrade)
Sight Type: Religious
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