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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, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We just had a drink but it was a nice surprise, we didn't know there was a restaurant in the fortress until we got there. Can't beat those views.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Fabulous walk up but we taxi up and walk down as you get the best of it all as it is a slog going up unless you have plenty of time and the weather is perfect. At the top it is excellent views everywhere and do walk all around it. Some fabulous pics on offer

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la
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

it's a climb, but it gives you great views over this stunning little port, also a good opportunity to see this some side streets off the beaten track

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The hike to the top is a tiring one, but well worth it. Lots of people actually run through the area for exercise. It really isn't that bad of a walk though. Unfortunately the sun rises on the opposite side of the island so don't get too pumped at race up there at the crack of dawn like I did... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Quite a walk, "hundreds" of stairs but well worth it. Dont miss the restaurant in the fortress for some cold beers. Fantastic view over Hvar city and the sea. In the evening you can sit in the harbor looking at the fortress and think, I made it!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm not going to lie and say that this was the easiest walk of my life because it really wasn't, the mixture of heat and the number of stairs was intense but if you want to see an amazing view and immerse yourself into a bit of history then this is a must! From the top of the fortress you... More 

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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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