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Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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All reviews great view worth the climb entrance fee walk up nice walk nice cafe interesting history well worth the effort small museum surrounding islands watch the sunset worth the trip pakleni islands the main square prison hill path
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Must go to see the view! Can go by car and park there without problem. However, the enter it's not free.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marina T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pretty cool place with a decent history. There are great views of the sea and Hvar Town. There is even a nice little cafe within the fortress. There are gift shops there, too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank an0nym0us75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deff if you are in hvar you need to visit this place, it has great view of island hvar and city, its a place where you capture great photos. There is a coffe shop up there to refresh after a 15-20 Min walk up there,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank burger2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth walking around this fortress. Hvar is a stunning island packed with restaurants and cafes. A tiny beach and a tonne of history. This fortress is definitely worth exploring.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

Hvar fortress (a.k.a. Fortica, Tvrđava Španjola, Spanish Fort) is easy to find, just look up from just about any place in town. To access it, head north from the main square, climb the stairs through the old part of the city and continue up a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 13 January 2019

It was a fairly warm day when we walked up to the fortress, with lots of steps and a decent walk up the hill. The views over Hvar are spectacular, but the fortress itself, while an amazing structure, did not have that much to see....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aichkaye
Reviewed 21 December 2018

The Spanish Fortress can be reached by foot or by car/taxi. The steepest part of the climb is at the start in the town of Hvar where you take a series of steps to a path that gradually takes you to the fortress. The fortress...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 20 December 2018

Great way to see the vies of the island. A bit of a walk, but worth it. If you're on the island, you might as well stop by and visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank _benpaine
Reviewed 18 December 2018

After a 15 minute walk up the hillside you reach a stunning view point! Quite a hard walk on a hot day so take water!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shannonp0909
Reviewed 4 December 2018

This is not to be missed it’s a goog walk up with plenty of places to catch you breath we are over 70 years old if we can do it so can you the views are stunning you can see all over havar and it’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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19 September 2017|
Response from Yeugenia K | Reviewed this property |
You will enjoy Hvar a lot. It is such a special place, the fortress is beautiful but that's not everything. There is so much charm and character to the island. It has a great market, nice restaurants and one of the best... More
15 August 2016|
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Response from Marianne R | Reviewed this property |
Croatia has an excellent ferry system to travel from Split to Hvar and to Korchula.
18 March 2016|
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Response from Joanne P | Reviewed this property |
You could easily do it in 1/2 a day. I would say 3 hours would be enough and it would allow you to explore more. Sunsets are beautiful for the fortress and I think the early morning would give great light for photos. Enjoy... More