Imagine. You have crossed a turquoise sea to enter the world of beauty and calm that is LOPUD 1483. The moment your feet touch its warm stones, you relax.

You are led to your accommodation – one of five exquisite suites adorned with Renaissance furniture and superb works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary collection. Soon, sitting quietly amid the fragrance of healing herbs, you absorb the calm of one of the monastery’s very special gardens. Designed by Arctic shaman, Åsa Andersson, it was inspired by Franciscan monks who once lived and meditated here. Your senses are awakened. You are in one of the most glorious sanctuaries in all Europe.

As evening comes, you wander among the majestic buildings, where traces of old graffiti remain visible, and the original plasterwork and patina have been meticulously preserved. You discover art of outstanding quality, both Old Masters from the great Thyssen-Bornemisza collection and works by leading artists of our day. All has been carefully curated to enhance the surrounding atmosphere. You gaze out to sea while night falls, until the fortifications, monastery and gardens are flooded with night scents under brilliant star-filled skies. You feel rested, in mind, body and spirit.


For the very first time, LOPUD 1483 has opened its doors to guests for personalised holidays, symposiums or retreats. This five-suite, 15th century monastery is available to rent exclusively year-round.