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Hvar Fortress

Address: Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts, Cultural
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's a proper trek up to the top, especially on a baking hot day however once you get there it's totally worth it. The views from the top are really awesome. Lot's of Kodak moments. Pretty cheap too at only 30kn a pop to go inside the fortress.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Good exercise walking up and down a step path from the town centre. Fantastic views from the from fortress itsel and interesting to alwalk around it and into the prison cells.

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Beautiful place. Short walk up, not as long or steep as it looks.Or be lazy and drive! But the walk's nicer - the scent of pines all around, flowers. Peace. An old ruined monastery to visit on the way up.The fortress is nicely restored and it's a pleasure to skip around the walls.4 euros to get in.There is also a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Definitely climb all the way up the hill.. This view from there will blow your mind!! Entrance is around 3€ and totally worth it.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Really nice climb up to the fort, through the old town. Great deal of history and magnificient views of Hvar and the other islands.

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Saskatoon, SK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A beautiful fortress with SW views of Hvar town and the Adriatic! A 15 minute walk from the central harbour

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Kastel Stari, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

One of the best sceneries in the world! The bluest sky and the sea and the islands are fascinating. Definitely a must see view.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The town fathers have made the walk up to the fortress quite manageable, and the views from the walls are well worth the effort.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Fortress is a nice walk up to the top through Hvar. Once there, it has very nice views of the town and the harbor. The fortress is like others in Croatia, lots of stone, good view, etc. Make sure to see the prison, down narrow steps, and very small cells!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Takes about 20-30 mins to hike to the top. Well preserved fortress. About £3 to go in. There is also a cafe inside which serves tea/coffee/alcohol, souvenir shop.

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