St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hvar

3.6
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Hvar
Overlooking Hvar's main square, St. Stephen's Cathedral is one of the most impressive buildings on the island, notable mainly for its beautiful 16th-century bell tower. Although a prior Christian church stood on the site as early as the 6th century, the latest structure dates mostly from the 18th century. The building's architecture and interior design exhibit a mixture of styles, from Gothic and Renaissance to Baroque. As you enter the nave, notice the pulpits, altars, and paintings by Venetian artists--the oldest image you'll see there is a work from the 13th century. Plan your St. Stephen's Cathedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hvar using our Hvar trip maker app .
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  • Visited this church today. Most of it is a few hundred years old with beautiful paintings. Some pieces date back to roman times. No photos. Its a working church so be respectful (remove your hat and s...  more »
  • I think photos are not allowed here so I have no photos inside of this cathedral. I went with our group and had a local tour guide show us this spectacular cathedral right in the heart of the town of ...  more »
  • The Bell tower and the façade of this cathedral are typical for the Dalmatian Renaissance style. The Interior is however decidedly in Baroque style. Admire the two bas-reliefs of the 15th century in the lower left and a series of altars framing the Madonna of the 13th century and the main altar. Pay attention to the carved wooden stalls in the altar (1572) and a rather frightening mummy (relics of the Croatian Saint Prosper) in a glass sarcophagus.
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