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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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  • Fortress Hvar impresses with a beautiful exotic garden, a small chapel just before the climb and the views of the Adriatic Sea. In and of itself does not offer anything special. Is indeed a museum with exhibits with images that are as q any fishing town but nothing else, and I'm sorry, yet Oh there are ala dungeons. In addition, rates for 40 kun per person is a big exaggeration. It makes no sense to pay that kind of money really for nothing. Views from the foot of the "fortress" views and nature, I do not recommend fortress
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  • We had rented car so thought we would take the opportunity to drive up to the fortress. The views were spectacular and it was fun to see but very very hot when we were there. Worth the trip  more »
  • The entrance fee is 40 kunas per person, but it is worth a visit, especially at the sunset. Wonderful view of the town of Hvar and the Pakleni islands.  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.
  • Amazing views of Hvar harbour. And a nice cafe bar in the fort to cool off in after the climb up. Definately worth a visit
  • 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.

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