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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  • Great views, especially at sunset. Peaceful and beautiful gardens on the way up. It’s a bit pricier than expected 70 kunas but still worth it 
    Great views, especially at sunset. Peaceful and beautiful gardens on the way up. It’s a bit pricier than expected 70 kunas but still worth it  more »
  • Great view from the top and definitely worth the climb up which isn’t too strenuous. However, they have upped the price to 70k. Which felt a bit steep to get inside. The view from in front of the... 
    Great view from the top and definitely worth the climb up which isn’t too strenuous. However, they have upped the price to 70k. Which felt a bit steep to get inside. The view from in front of the...  more »
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  • What a great place to visit, don't know why it's not promoted more. After your climb there's is a lovely cafe with clean toilets where you can get coffee, ice cream soft drinks and a little tipple if that's your pleasure. I was pleasantly surprised to see Somerby's cider on the menu. Average fitness will get you to the top, I'm 68 with a knee replacement and asthma and it wasn't an issue. Don't leave Hvar without seeing this historic gem.
  • Great views of Hvar from the fortress. The walk up is somewhat steep but it’s also possible to drive up. The tickets aren’t expensive and a booklet explaining the fortress’s history comes with the tickets. The small cafe inside offers a nice respite with views overlooking Hvar.

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