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Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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All reviews great view worth the climb entrance fee walk up nice walk nice cafe small museum interesting history well worth the effort surrounding islands watch the sunset worth the trip pakleni islands the main square prison hill path
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth walking around this fortress. Hvar is a stunning island packed with restaurants and cafes. A tiny beach and a tonne of history. This fortress is definitely worth exploring.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hvar fortress (a.k.a. Fortica, Tvrđava Španjola, Spanish Fort) is easy to find, just look up from just about any place in town. To access it, head north from the main square, climb the stairs through the old part of the city and continue up a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a fairly warm day when we walked up to the fortress, with lots of steps and a decent walk up the hill. The views over Hvar are spectacular, but the fortress itself, while an amazing structure, did not have that much to see....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aichkaye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Spanish Fortress can be reached by foot or by car/taxi. The steepest part of the climb is at the start in the town of Hvar where you take a series of steps to a path that gradually takes you to the fortress. The fortress...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to see the vies of the island. A bit of a walk, but worth it. If you're on the island, you might as well stop by and visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank _benpaine
Reviewed 18 December 2018

After a 15 minute walk up the hillside you reach a stunning view point! Quite a hard walk on a hot day so take water!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

This is not to be missed it’s a goog walk up with plenty of places to catch you breath we are over 70 years old if we can do it so can you the views are stunning you can see all over havar and it’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JOHN C
Reviewed 15 November 2018

It is a good work out to get to the top, but there are plenty of benches along the way to enjoy the views over the rooftops of Hvar. Once you arrive at the fortress there is a bar to quench your thirst, cooling dungeons,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing views from the top! The entrance fee doesn't get you a lot but the view is defiantly worth the climb and money.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EmilyCooper123s
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The walk to the fortress is really good, you can visit the street of the town, which are beautiful, however because I was off season, everything was close. The fortress is open but very small and only the point of view of the city is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 September 2017|
Response from Yeugenia K | Reviewed this property |
You will enjoy Hvar a lot. It is such a special place, the fortress is beautiful but that's not everything. There is so much charm and character to the island. It has a great market, nice restaurants and one of the best... More
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Response from Marianne R | Reviewed this property |
Croatia has an excellent ferry system to travel from Split to Hvar and to Korchula.
17 March 2016|
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Response from Joanne P | Reviewed this property |
You could easily do it in 1/2 a day. I would say 3 hours would be enough and it would allow you to explore more. Sunsets are beautiful for the fortress and I think the early morning would give great light for photos. Enjoy... More