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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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  • The fortress has a beautiful vista pro port and centre of the island. It's a climb, but what we have done in 15 minutes or less.
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  • This place will stay forever in my memory! The view from there is awesome, jaw-dropping! One of my favorite places! :)))
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  • You could get there by car, but the simplest route is upsome 250 steps from the main square and then along a zig-zag path to the back. The view is splendid, the cafe/ bar is very good as are the toile...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Impressive fortress at the top of mountains overlooking the town of Hvar. Great views. Little coffee shop. The walk up into the park is also very pleasant
  • It has some very nice views from up high. You can see the whole city. Entrance fee is 30Kn each. Worth it for the views. You can also grab a drink up there if you'd like. You should go if you're in the area.
  • Absolutely incredible views of Hvar and the sea. There's a cafe at the top too
  • the main tourist attraction in the town of Hvar - must visit, excellent views