St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hvar

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#2 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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  • This area seems to be the community square of this tiny island. Many vendors come out to sell their goods under the warm sun greeting tourists and locals alike. It's impossible to get lost so I recomm...  more »
  • Beautiful old stone cathedral is situated on main square and is one of must seen sightings in Hvar!!  more »
  • Normally no pictures inside anyway when I visited but good. Beautiful interior anyway.
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