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Riva, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Croatian renaissance writer built this place,, and he thought of this place as a micro universe where all God's creatures - human, fish, plants and birds can live together in harmony and perfection. Cheap entrance. It has a nice garden and a fishpool. A...More

Thank purger23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

petar hektorović's house which later became a 'castle' has a nice garden and a beautiful pond inside. you pay to maintain it, not because it's an amazing place -- 500 years++ of history. and croatia's first toilet!

Thank Loam922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it costs 17 kuna to see the castle but it's small place nothing extraordinary to see there! you can visited in 10 minutes

Thank jihaneba92
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Affordable price 15 kunas (10 for students), nice place to visit. Garden with lots of shade and pool with fishes.

Thank Josip S
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

A small historical site, enchanting with its beautiful garden. A number of inspiring quotes in Latin to rwmind you of ancient times and life lived in Tvrdalj.

Thank bringerofgoodnews
Reviewed 4 July 2018

It's a small castle or better say villa which was made by/for Petar Hektorovic, famous Croatian poet. Beware that Tvrdalj is 450 years old. There a fishpond inside and whole place is so tranquil that I recommend taking a book and sitting in the garden...More

4  Thank Gooran_G
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

A large town house built by a poet with a beautiful fish pond and an extensive garden. You can see the old kitchen with the olive oil press and the dough maker. But no access to the main building and a garden in need of...More

Thank JeromeMarrel
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This was a nice place to visit, but doesn't take up much time to see everything and was a bit neglected. The gardens needed a bit of tending to, and while the fish pool was nice, it was about it. They have some old equipment...More

1  Thank SRHolt
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

For about 15 kuna you get to explore the villa of a famous Croatian poet. The architecture and views from the top are amazing.

Thank Bridget J
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Very cool and there is a lot of history, but as the title says it is run down. It is worth a visit if you are in the area to check it out though.

Thank Alexj786
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