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Hvar Public Theatre

The Arsenal building, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Ranked #13 of 17 attractions in Hvar
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Dec 11, 2013
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Rethymnon, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Do not miss this place of you are in Hvar. Small very simpatic teatre, first public european theatre.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Interesting place because it was a wet, windy day. Not much to see yet. Perhaps when the rehab is finished. For now, enjoy the balcony, it's free.

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glasgow
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a fascinating theatre built into the huge Arsenal. It is a minature built from simple wood but beautifully adorned.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This a very pleasant and interesting bit of history in the middle of Hvar Town, made even more attractive by the fact that it's entrance fee was inexpensive (which is unusual for many entrance fees in Croatia). We enjoyed our quick visit to this quaint little theatre and the kids liked pretending they were actors on the stage.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

There is a 10 Kuna fee to get in which is about $2. When you look at it that way it's worth the visit. This is by no means a must see, but it's a little bit of history. We had a fun time taking silly pictures of each other pretending to be in a play because we were the... More

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

It is must to see the famous theatre in big bulding - Hvar Arsenal - on town's main square. Thinking about people sailing from islands Vis , Korcula, Brac and Solta at the end of the week to see performance.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

When I came to Hvar i didn't know anything about it's history but than i read somewhere that it has the oldest public theatre in Europe. I think that it is amazing and that they should brand it more often in their communication abroad. I know that everybody considers Hvar as a great party destination (I am also one of... More

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Zagreb
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

When we came to Hvar, we didn't know that this little town is a host of the oldest public theatre in Europe. Now it looks amazing. It's worth to look.

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Sunspot, NM
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

In the Arsenal building, a fascinating look at one Europe's oldest theatres (from 1612). Interesting restorations of the stage and lovely auditorium boxes are in progress and detailed for visitors.

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Monemvasia, Greece
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The theatre is lovely, the first modern theatre in Europe, but at the moment it is closed for renovation.

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