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Hvar Fortress

Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Hvar
Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts
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Fredericton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

loved the castle. very reasonable price steep climb up the hill but worth the effort There is a small cafe located in the castle. Great place to have a morning espresso

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Navarre, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We really enjoyed the Fortress. Sure, it's a hike but it is definitely worth it. We were able to visit on a beautiful sunny day towards the end of September, so the temperature was lovely. You are able to experience great views of Hvar and the surrounding islands. There is even a restaurant and restrooms so you can have a... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Hvartown is a charming boater's Village ~ walkable~ safe & clean filled with shops & cafes A must do, is a zig zag uphill paved walking path ~~ Worth every step !! Beautyful scenic views :at the Fortress :0)

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Astoria oregon
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Short trek up the hill (by Croatian standards, about half hour) Phonomenal views of promenade water and Adriatic! Breathtaking! Good time for espresso and or lemonade. Needless to say it hits the spot on a warm Croatian day. Must return for another taste of heaven.

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Pune, India
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The views from this Fortress are great. You can see the promenade and whole of Hvar city. The trek to the Fortress is also great, although you can also reach the fortress on car.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We took a leisurely stroll up to the Fortress one morning in August - the views are stunning, and the Fortress itself is interesting to look around, but it really was the views that we still remember. We had a great espresso and relaxed in the terrace cafe for a while. Well worth the walk up, although I'd recommend going... More

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Rethymnon, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Amazing view form this old fortress located on the top of the hill. It is about half an hour of slow walk. Inside is very interesting.

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Hvar, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You will see the town from above and this is a great view. You can take a lot of pictures of the town it's beautiful and you can see the Paklenci otoci small islands near the Hvar town,port of Hvar with beautiful yachts.. You can find the small cafe in the castle,You can freshen up and drink coffee with the... More

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Gdynia, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

On the top of highest hill at town of Hvar there is a well kept Venetian fortress structured in 1551 to protect town from Turkish invaders who plundered Hvar in 1539 and 1571. Fortress has collection of ancient amphoras found deep in the Jadran (Adriatic) Excursion to the fortress is also worth-while live through the unfogettable sight over Jadran and... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

You should come here during you stay on Hvar island or Hvar town. The entrance to the Temple is 25 kuna. You will see the town from above and this is a great view. You can take a lot of pictures of the town it's beautiful and you can see the Paklenci otoci small islands near the Hvar town with... More

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