Hvar old town
Old Town, Hvar, 21450
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- Couples, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Romance, Sightseeing
Expert review of Hvar old town
Built around a sheltered harbour, Hvar’s old town is made up of old stone houses on three hillsides. The magnificent main square is backed by a 16th-century cathedral with a towering campanile, and rimmed by aristocratic stone palazzi, many now cafes and restaurants. On the palm-lined quayside, you’ll find the 17th-century Arsenal, where the Venetians used to repair their galleys – be sure to go upstairs to see the tiny theatre, the first public building of its kind, dating from 1612. Above town there’s a Venetian castle, beautifully floodlit at night, and south of the centre, on the coast, stands a 16th-century Franciscan Monastery, well worth a visit for its lovely cloister and small museum.
Entrance into the old town is free. You pay 10 kuna to go inside the theatre, 25 kuna for the castle and 20 kuna for the Franciscan Monastery.
More information on Hvar old town:
- Price guide:
- Architectural site, Historic site, Town
- Old Town, Hvar, 21450
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- The Hvar Town tourist information centre, on the main square, is open Jun-Sep Mon-Sat 8am-10pm and Oct-May Mon-Sat 8am-2pm.