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Hvar Spanish Fortress (Tvrdava Fortica) Tours

Hvar Spanish Fortress (Tvrdava Fortica)
Skirted by a fringe of trees, the 16th-century Hvar Spanish Fortress (Tvrdava Fortica) rises above its namesake seaside village. Not long after the castle’s 16th-century completion, it dutifully protected Hvar citizens from attacks by the Turks, and then shortly thereafter was all but destroyed due to fires from a lightening storm. But the fortress was rebuilt, and its Middle Aged walls survived — and all of it stands tall today as arguably Hvar’s most prized sight.

The castle can be reached by first trekking up the staircase-filled backstreets of Hvar, then onto a zig-zag path that takes you farther up a hill of flowers and greenery. It’s not a brisk walk by any means, but your efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views of the town, harbor, and islands beyond. Meanwhile, catch your breath and quench your thirst at the castle café. 

Practical Info

The fortress can be reached on foot, though note that there are many steep flights of stairs during the uphill climb. Hvar is an easy day trip from Split. Ferries take you to the town Stari Grad or the ferry terminal, which is not far from the plaza and the fortress beyond. Apart from by car, going on foot is best.
Address: D116, Hvar 21450, Croatia
Hours: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Admission: 25kn
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Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour of Hvar

Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour of Hvar

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This Tuk Tuk sightseeing tour offers you a chance to experience the attractions of the island Hvar in a different and unique way, with a vehicle that is an attraction itself
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  • Free Cancellation
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Exploring Hvar by 125cc scooter

Exploring Hvar by 125cc scooter

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We offer scooter rental in city Hvar, scooter is best way to explore island of Hvar. For hiring a scooter driver must have experience and motorcycle licence for up to 125cc or car licence for 50cc scooter. Possible more days rental.
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Hvar Spanish Fortress (Tvrdava Fortica) hours of operation: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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