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All reviews great view worth the climb hvar town entrance fee walk up nice walk nice cafe interesting history well worth the effort small museum old fortress surrounding islands watch the sunset worth the trip pakleni islands the main square prison
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hvar is not particularly known for its tourist attractions, so much as its beaches...and parties. This fortress is visible on top of the hill as your ferry pulls into the harbor. You have to take a slight hike up to the fortress. Once you get...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TheNotSoWellTraveled
Reviewed March 6, 2019

We were on a cruise and were keen to walk up to the Fortress. There are many steps from the town and then a stone path up to the fortress. The views along the way are fabulous and the views from the top are spectacular!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Grandview301
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Must go to see the view! Can go by car and park there without problem. However, the enter it's not free.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marina T
Reviewed February 1, 2019

This was a pretty cool place with a decent history. There are great views of the sea and Hvar Town. There is even a nice little cafe within the fortress. There are gift shops there, too.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank an0nym0us75
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Deff if you are in hvar you need to visit this place, it has great view of island hvar and city, its a place where you capture great photos. There is a coffe shop up there to refresh after a 15-20 Min walk up there,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank burger2020
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Well worth walking around this fortress. Hvar is a stunning island packed with restaurants and cafes. A tiny beach and a tonne of history. This fortress is definitely worth exploring.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Hvar fortress (a.k.a. Fortica, Tvrđava Španjola, Spanish Fort) is easy to find, just look up from just about any place in town. To access it, head north from the main square, climb the stairs through the old part of the city and continue up a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Carol A S
Reviewed January 12, 2019

It was a fairly warm day when we walked up to the fortress, with lots of steps and a decent walk up the hill. The views over Hvar are spectacular, but the fortress itself, while an amazing structure, did not have that much to see....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank aichkaye
Reviewed December 20, 2018

The Spanish Fortress can be reached by foot or by car/taxi. The steepest part of the climb is at the start in the town of Hvar where you take a series of steps to a path that gradually takes you to the fortress. The fortress...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard N
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Great way to see the vies of the island. A bit of a walk, but worth it. If you're on the island, you might as well stop by and visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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September 18, 2017|
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Response from JenyaK | Reviewed this property |
You will enjoy Hvar a lot. It is such a special place, the fortress is beautiful but that's not everything. There is so much charm and character to the island. It has a great market, nice restaurants and one of the best... More
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Response from Marianne R | Reviewed this property |
Croatia has an excellent ferry system to travel from Split to Hvar and to Korchula.
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Response from Joanne P | Reviewed this property |
You could easily do it in 1/2 a day. I would say 3 hours would be enough and it would allow you to explore more. Sunsets are beautiful for the fortress and I think the early morning would give great light for photos. Enjoy... More
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