Elaphiti Archipelago, Croatia
Up To 10 Adults
APR - OCT
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An Exclusive Franciscan Monastery Overlooking The Dalmatian Coast
Located on the northern tip of the island, the Franciscan monastery of the Lady of the Cave, commonly known as Gospa od Špilice, has been overlooking Lopud for centuries. The monastery’s origins date to the year 1483, which is engraved on its facade next to the entrance door and gives LOPUD 1483 its name.
Over the past 20 years the property has been sensitively restored by Creative Director Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza and her family, working closely with the Arhitektri studio in Zagreb to ensure that every aspect was carefully designed in order to preserve the historic origins of the building.
Explore the Elaphiti archipelago by boat on a day’s yacht charter or an island-hopping speedboat trip, stopping for a picnic on a deserted Croatian beach.
Spa treatments and yoga can be arranged by prior request, with expert therapists on hand to provide a range of bespoke treatments and therapies.
Hike and cycle the quiet roads and trails on Lopud island, paddle board directly from the property or go scuba diving in the clear waters of the Adriatic.
Visit the oyster farms of Ston, the Peljesac wine region or discover the art of Dalmatian cuisine with a private cooking lesson at LOPUD 1483.
Discover Lopud’s rich history and ancient churches in the company of a local historian, or take a day trip to UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik old town, just 40 minutes away by speedboat.
The influence of the TBA21 art collection extends beyond the monastery. Experience one of the collection’s finest installations with a visit to Your Black Horizon art pavilion.
Lopud has a small handful of restaurants serving local Croatian cuisine and there are some exceptional places to dine, just a short boat ride away. Our team will be happy to advise and make reservations.
Where History, Art, And Botanical Exploration Unite The Senses
LOPUD 1483 enjoys an exclusive and private position overlooking the small harbour and islands beyond. This undiscovered island sanctuary has been designed as a place where history, art and botanical exploration ignite the senses. Sensitively restored from its 15th century incarnations, today LOPUD 1483 is a private, tranquil retreat that seamlessly merges history and heritage with privacy and sophistication.
Yours on an exclusive basis, LOPUD 1483 is the ideal place for families to gather together for a special occasion, be that a birthday or anniversary celebration.
The 13 original cells have been elegantly transformed into five private suites, each with its own bathroom and views over the ocean or out onto the monastery’s medicinal gardens.
Thoughtfully restored using bespoke joinery and historic plastering techniques, the interiors effortlessly fuse handmade furniture by Italian designer Paola Lenti with historic renaissance pieces from the Thyssen-Bornemiza collection. Contrasting with the ancient architecture, walls are adorned with carefully curated contemporary art pieces from the TBA21 Collection.
A Serene Coexistence Between Preservation And Design
With abundant space for relaxation, al fresco dining or quiet contemplation, LOPUD 1483’s extensive gardens are awash with Mediterranean greenery, herbs and native fauna. At their heart, with a sweeping view over the sea, lies a fortress that once protected the security of the island’s inhabitants, providing shelter and a means of defence against the attacks of Ottoman pirates. From the top of the fortress, experience majestic views over the neighbouring island of Šipan and the national park on Mljet.
Take a quiet moment to explore the carefully curated Sacred Garden, created by Arctic shaman, Åsa Andersson. The nine distinct stations are designed for meditation and contemplation, each rooted in ancient Norse and Sami healing traditions.
In another tranquil corner of the grounds lies the traditional Franciscan Pharmacy, inspired by the monks who once lived and meditated here. A significant attention has been devoted to a contemporary rendering of the Franciscan healing tradition and delicately restored the monastery’s medicinal garden through a collaboration between architects and horticulturalists. Today this area of the garden is filled with citrus fruits and aromatic, medicinal herbs used in the Franciscan pharmaceutical tradition.
A Hidden Place For Intimate Celebration Surrounded By A Stunning Scenery
The secluded atmosphere of the monastery, fortress, and garden provides a unique backdrop to any event. Meditate, debate, and relax, reconnect with nature in the secluded gardens, or unlock your creativity inspired by the masterful works of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary collection. For overnight stays, five unique bedrooms are available, decorated with stunning examples of contemporary artwork from Lopud’s collection. Further accommodation can be arranged within easy walking distance.
LOPUD 1483 offers a variety of locations and experiences that can be tailored to every taste, from the most intimate and private gatherings to high-profile events, as well as seminars, film festivals, performances and concerts.
Luxury Accommodation at LOPUD 1483
Transfer from and to Dubrovnik airport
Lopud 1483 Selected House Beverages
Water sport equipment: Paddle boards and kayaks
Private trips for groups can also be arranged.
Sunset massage deck
Outdoor Workout Area
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