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“entrance fee”(4 reviews)
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Riva, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia
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All reviews fish pond beautiful garden entrance fee nice place to visit worth a visit amazing architecture great history pool poet kuna latin shade dovecote inscriptions fishpond villa renaissance
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked here after driving around the treacherous mountian to Hvar town. We walked the grounds then down into the city. It has a nice view of the city and the city itself is large but walkable and has lots of good restaurants and shopping.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kleine
Reviewed 13 October 2018

It's a wonderful experience to experience some of the legacies dating from a few centuries ago, since Old Town (Stari Grad) is one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jelica T
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Only 15 HRK (pp). worth a look. Garden was very pretty. Needs a bit of upkeep but then again it looked like there were some maintenance workers there doing something. Staff at the front entrance were not the friendliest. Upper portion of the 'castle' is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thefackts
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Croatian renaissance writer built this place,, and he thought of this place as a micro universe where all God's creatures - human, fish, plants and birds can live together in harmony and perfection. Cheap entrance. It has a nice garden and a fishpool. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank purger23
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

petar hektorović's house which later became a 'castle' has a nice garden and a beautiful pond inside. you pay to maintain it, not because it's an amazing place -- 500 years++ of history. and croatia's first toilet!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Loam922
Reviewed 3 September 2018

it costs 17 kuna to see the castle but it's small place nothing extraordinary to see there! you can visited in 10 minutes

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jihaneba92
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Affordable price 15 kunas (10 for students), nice place to visit. Garden with lots of shade and pool with fishes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Josip S
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

A small historical site, enchanting with its beautiful garden. A number of inspiring quotes in Latin to rwmind you of ancient times and life lived in Tvrdalj.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bringerofgoodnews
Reviewed 4 July 2018

It's a small castle or better say villa which was made by/for Petar Hektorovic, famous Croatian poet. Beware that Tvrdalj is 450 years old. There a fishpond inside and whole place is so tranquil that I recommend taking a book and sitting in the garden...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Gooran_G
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

A large town house built by a poet with a beautiful fish pond and an extensive garden. You can see the old kitchen with the olive oil press and the dough maker. But no access to the main building and a garden in need of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JeromeMarrel
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