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Spanjola, Hvar

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features an impressive collection of amphorae and other objects from ancient times and the Middle Ages. From the town square, walk north, passing the main city gate. Climb the stairs of the medieval city walls to the fortress. Perched on a hill, it offers a panoramic view of Old Town and Pakleni Islands. Built at the beginning of the 16th century, the fortress was restored after the explosion of the powder chamber in 1579. The French added some reinforcements during their rule. Austrians built the barracks and observation post. Arrange to visit Spanjola and other attractions in Hvar using our Hvar trip itinerary maker.
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  • If you're in Hvar, you HAVE to walk up to the fortress to take in the spectacular view over the city and harbor of Hvar town. Even if your legs and feet are not happy about your choice, I promise that...  more »
  • Nice View over the Harbor. Good for pictures of the city. Perfect time is just before sundown. Entrance 40knr 1/2 a hour before closing is not nice :(  more »
  • We took a day trip over to Hvar Town using the Jadrolinija ferry from Split - 160kn each for the return trip, and decide to visit the fortress. We found the steps - look for the passageway next to Caf...  more »
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  • Beautiful gentle climb up through the narrow streets and long stairways of the old town. Then on up the winding path through the "herb garden" under the pine trees to the Fort at the top. Well preserved, great views and a nice cafe for a cold draught beer in the Fort itself. A fascinating time for about 2 to 3 hours.
  • The view on top of the hill was truly incredible! It was a nice and refreshing hike. We enjoyed it very much. A definite must-see!
  • Great climb up to the castle. Worth the cost to go inside. The view is amazing
  • Great place to see the town from the birds eye angle. And the ancient construction is very interesting by itself.
  • The Spanjola fortress is quite a climb up from Hvar town but well worth it for the views out over the town and the nearby islands. The walk itself is very pleasant through well-maintained gardens. There is a small cafe in the fortress.