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Hvar Spanish Fortress (Tvrdava Fortica) Tours

Hvar Spanish Fortress (Tvrdava Fortica)
Skirted by a fringe of trees, the 16th-century Hvar Spanish Fortress (Tvrdava Fortica) rises above its namesake seaside village. Not long after the castle’s 16th-century completion, it dutifully protected Hvar citizens from attacks by the Turks, and then shortly thereafter was all but destroyed due to fires from a lightening storm. But the fortress was rebuilt, and its Middle Aged walls survived — and all of it stands tall today as arguably Hvar’s most prized sight.

The castle can be reached by first trekking up the staircase-filled backstreets of Hvar, then onto a zig-zag path that takes you farther up a hill of flowers and greenery. It’s not a brisk walk by any means, but your efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views of the town, harbor, and islands beyond. Meanwhile, catch your breath and quench your thirst at the castle café. 

Practical Info

The fortress can be reached on foot, though note that there are many steep flights of stairs during the uphill climb. Hvar is an easy day trip from Split. Ferries take you to the town Stari Grad or the ferry terminal, which is not far from the plaza and the fortress beyond. Apart from by car, going on foot is best.
Address: D116, Hvar 21450, Croatia
Hours: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Admission: 25kn
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Air Tours

Panoramic flight - Mamma Mia 2 route

We are offering attractive service for all visitors of this beatiful country, unforgettably get to know Croatia from bird perspective. You are welcome to our planes so choose your route and make your vacation unforgettable.
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Day Trips

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Hvar Nightlife private tour from Trogir and Split

Among all the beautiful places in the Adriatic and the numerous islands scattered along its coastline, there is no other place to party like Hvar town with its famous nightlife scene. Night clubbing in Hvar has become somewhat of a phenomenon attracting young people from all over the world who come to enjoy the romantic scent of the island spiced up with popular sounds of music, and breathtaking sunrises by the beach with a refreshing cocktail in their hand.We take you out from the city of Split or Trogir in the evening hours and sail towards the famous nightlife scene of Hvar town. As we slowly leave the port you will enjoy the amazing views of Split night panorama as the lights from the promenade reflect on the crystal see surface creating a golden light show right before your eyes.Since the sea is usually pretty calm during the night we will effortlessly cruise towards Hvar on our fast and comfortable speedboat.
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Day Trips

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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

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Day Cruises

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Private Day Trips

Full-Day Private Hvar, Brac and Pakleni Islands Boat Tour from Split

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Half-day Tours

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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Day Trips

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Day Cruises

Private Blue Cave and Hvar - 5 Islands Tour

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Cultural Tours

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Day Cruises

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Day Trips

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Cultural Tours

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Tuk Tuk sightseeing tour Hvar

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Scooter Adventure HVAR ISLAND!

Renting experience has always been popular amongst tourists. What makes our offer special is owner's personal recommendations and secret places to visit! Upon return, Kristijan will greet you with a small gift of appreciation to thank you for using our service! See you soon!!!
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Day Cruises

Luxury Boat - Blue Cave From Split Island-Hopping Full-Day Cruise, Hvar, Vis

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Other Water Sports

Blue Cave, Hvar and Five islands - Small-Group Tour From Split

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Multi-day Cruises

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Croatia Cruise - Middle Dalmatia & Dubrovnik Riviera Cruise

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Day Trips

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Private Sightseeing Tours

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Sightseeing Tours

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