Spanish Fortress, Hvar

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Spanish Fortress 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. Using our custom trip planner, Hvar attractions like Spanish Fortress can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We had seen the 16th-century Tvrdava Fortica also called the Spanish Fortress from the harbour and decided to try to get to it. We walked up through narrow streets and many steps. You couldn't get... 
    We had seen the 16th-century Tvrdava Fortica also called the Spanish Fortress from the harbour and decided to try to get to it. We walked up through narrow streets and many steps. You couldn't get...  more »
  • The fort is not too much of a climb if you are in good shape. The views from the top of the fort of the Hvar town and sea were mesmerising. Wear good shoes and keep yourself hydrated. There is a... 
    The fort is not too much of a climb if you are in good shape. The views from the top of the fort of the Hvar town and sea were mesmerising. Wear good shoes and keep yourself hydrated. There is a...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places in Croatia so far. Million dollar worthy view. Love the history of the fortress. Small, cozy, friendly town. Absolutely recommend to visit.
  • Wouah it is spectacular! The view, this fortress is impressive!! Very pleasant visit, beware to visit it you need to go up and up and up!!

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