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  • Address: D116, Hvar 21450, Croatia
  • Hours: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Admission: 25kn

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Hvar Fortress Tours

Skirted by a fringe of trees, the 16th-century Hvar Fortress 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.

Also called Fortica Španjola (meaning Spanish Fortress, given that it is said that Spanish engineers worked on its construction), 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.

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Hvar Hidden Gems Half Day Tour with Lunch or Dinner, Hvar, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Hvar Hidden Gems Half Day Tour with Lunch or Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The island of Hvar offers many original and hidden places, together with stunning views, like Pakleni and the neighbouring islands. Enjoy the spectacular views ...  Read more

Location: Hvar, Croatia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $184.93
Hvar and Pakleni Tour with Speedboat Ride from Split or Trogir, Split, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Hvar and Pakleni Tour with Speedboat Ride from Split or Trogir

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Let us show you one of the most beautiful Adriatic pearls Hvar Town, ancient and rich in culture. Thanks to mild climate island Hvar is one of the sunniest ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.45
Blue Cave and Six Island Tour from Split, Split, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Blue Cave and Six Island Tour from Split

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

Visit Croatia's Blue Cave and six surrounding islands, including Hvar, on a small-group tour by speedboat from Split. Your day of soaking up the sun, and swim ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.13
Full-Day Private Hvar, Brac, and Pakleni Islands Boat Cruise from Trogir, Split, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Private Hvar, Brac, and Pakleni Islands Boat Cruise from Trogir

Embark on a 9-hour tour of several of Croatia’s most beautiful islands: Brac, Hvar, and the Pakleni Islands. A quick jaunt from Split and Trogir, all three ...  Read more

Location: Trogir, Croatia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $656.19

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