Franciscan Monastery & Shell Museum was founded by fr Jure Radić in 1963. This Museum has a magnificent display of sea snails and shellfishes of the Adriatic and the whole world which is touristic most famous Malacological collection in Croatia today. With rich malacological collection, the museum has valuable herbarium of plants and lower mountain slope paleontological collections. Malacological Museum in Makarska is a museum of shells – shells of marine mollusks. It was created thanks to the systematic and self-sacrificing work of the theologian and natural scientist Phd. Fr. Jure Radic with the support and cooperation of numerous people, scientists, museum workers, collectors, and especially his faithful friar Franjo Carev, under the most frequently mentioned motto “From Peoples to the People”.