About LOPUD 1483
In the early 1990s, influential art world figure, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, happened upon an abandoned medieval monastery on the Dalmatian isle of Lopud. More than two decades of careful restoration later, the monastery is now called LOPUD 1483; and it’s an ultra-luxurious five-suite bolthole that’s a mash-up of holiday home, exclusive residence and art gallery.
Overseen by Zagreb-based architect Rujana Markovic, the sensitive restoration work has resulted in a divine space that’s perfect for recharging and contemplation. The five bedrooms’ thick stone walls and exposed wooden ceilings recall LOPUD 1483’s monastic past, while the priceless artworks from the Thyssen-Bornemisza family collection offer soul-food of a different kind.
Elsewhere guests will enjoy the garden planted by Asa Andersson; the fortress’ rooftop space, made for star-gazing; the refectory in which the executive chef will serve up the most delicious meals; time spent with world-class wellness practitioners and movement teachers; private boat and yacht tours of the Dalmation coast; and exclusive tours of Dubrovnik, some 10 kilometres away.