Church Saint Mary of Spilica
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Church Saint Mary of Spilica

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Church Saint Mary from Spilica is church of franciscan monastery in Lopud. It is built in 1482, and still in function.

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A: Lopud beach

by zeljko soletic, 60 meters away

Lopud beach

B: Church of the Holy Cross, Lopud

by zeljko soletic, 210 meters away

Church of the Holy Cross, Lopud

C: Mayneri park

by zeljko soletic, 450 meters away

Mayneri park

D: Lopud bay

by zeljko soletic, 460 meters away

Lopud bay

E: St. John the Baptist Church, Lopud

by zeljko soletic, 570 meters away

St. John the Baptist Church, Lopud

F: Unknown chapel on Lopud

by zeljko soletic, 630 meters away

Unknown chapel on Lopud

G: View on Lopud

by zeljko soletic, 700 meters away

View on Lopud

H: Church st. Nicholas the Greek, Lopud

by zeljko soletic, 800 meters away

Church st. Nicholas the Greek, Lopud

I: Monument to Viktor Dyk by Nikola Dobrovic

by zeljko soletic, 1.1 km away

Monument to Viktor Dyk by Nikola Dobrovic

J: Church of the Madonna della Sunj, Lopud

by zeljko soletic, 1.3 km away

Church of the Madonna della Sunj, Lopud

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