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Address: Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Well worth the climb

If you are in Split, then take the time to sail over to Hvar Island. It's one of the most beautiful places in Eastern Europe. When you are there, head on over to the far side of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in Split, then take the time to sail over to Hvar Island. It's one of the most beautiful places in Eastern Europe. When you are there, head on over to the far side of the island where you will find this lovely little town. Walk up through the streets that step up the side of the mountain.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hvar Fortress was closed at this time of year, but the view at the wall and top of the walk was excellent. The morning would be the better time for photography.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful fortress with great view from Above. Ticket entrance is worth the view. Probably one of the best sunset views I ever saw. I miss it.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We went with the lokal bus from Jelsa to Whar. It was a nice bustrip over the Mountain and hills where we got to see a bit more on the way to Whar. In Whar we went to the castle. It was spekaculare, and the view from the top of the castle was fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the short walk up the steps to reach the Fortress. Not that much to see of interest in the actual fort, but the views alone are worth the energy and small entry fee. I'd say it's a must do if in Hvar. Particularly at sunset. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Half hour walk from town and you are on the fortress. It is worth a little effort for the view. Beautiful view on Hvar and sea is something you have to see.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

OK, the view is perfect, but the fortress is so big that it could have small shops that brings you back to the history, museum, winery, restaurant... and what it has is a bar that is not attractive at all. Very disappointed. Wake up Croatia!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The top of this fortress is the absolute best way to see Hvar Island! On a clear day you can see for miles, which makes the climb to the top worth it! Otherwise, an interesting exhibit, a good way to spend an hour or two.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Hvar Fortress or Fortica Španjola is a defensive fortress overlooking the city of Hvar. We visited Hvar on the Blue Cave and Hvar tour with Portal Tours from Split. It's a bit of a climb up the hill from the city to the fortress, but definitely worth the effort. We passed through some lovely gardens on the hike up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Gives you an amazing view over Hvar even though it is quite tough to walk up to it from the city centre. :) Make sure you have enough water with you and do it early in the day. The fortress is beautiful and the museum in it gives you a good understanding of the history. Definitely worth a try!

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