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The Church and monastery of St. Jerome

The Church and monastery of St. Jerome were built on the small peninsula of Prirovo at the beginning of the 16th century.

The church façade was made of marble taken from the adjacent ruins of ancient Issa, primarily from the Roman theatre over which the Franciscan monastery was built.

The Church’s door is simply profiled, adorned with swallow carved roses with a lunette above them.  A little above the center of the church façade there is a gothic renaissance window in the form of a ring, surrounded by ovules.  At the northern side doors, there is unfinished relief from the stigmatization.

The complex of the Franciscan Monastery of St Jerome on the peninsula of Prilovo in Vis was built in the early 16th century on the foundations of a Roman theatre, the walls of which are visible in the cellar and in the foundation of the monastery building.

A bell tower was built next to the eastern edge of the monastery building, while a church with Renaissance features and Baroque altars lies to the south. The inventory of the church and monastery belongs to the stylistic and time periods between the Gothic period and Art Nouveau.

It mostly originates from the workshops of Italian masters, particularly those from Venice. Some of its most valuable items are its Gothic crucifix and illustrated leather pillow from the 17th - 18th century.

The Monastery of St Jerome is entered in the Register of Cultural Goods of the Republic of Croatia.