- The island of Hvar will attract you with lavender scent, pleasant Mediterranean climate and more of sunny days in year than any other place in Croatia.
In the town of Hvar you can experience exceptional cultural-historical heritage together with health programs and beautiful nature. 700 hundred-year-old town walls surround the town. It's center, the largest in Dalmatia, is surrounded with Renaissance and Baroque palaces.
Smaller places such as Vrboska or Jelsa are beautiful peaceful and quiet places with narrow streets and romantic town squares.
Hvar has the oldest theater in Europe, established in the 16th century.
What to visit
- Fortica (Španjola) fortress was built above old city in the mid 16th century. Its architecture and military history will thrill you as much as the view of the city of Hvar and surrounding islands.
- Hvar’s cathedral, together with Bishop’s palace, encloses the east side of the biggest square in Dalmatia - Hvar’s Pjaca (St. Stephen’s sq.). The cathedral is dedicated to St. Stephen, the Pope and martyr, patron of dioceses and city of Hvar. Hvar’s cathedral is also the parish centre.
- Hvar’s theatre (and Arsenal) is one of the first municipal theatres in Europe. It was founded in 1612. Erected on the ancient Arsenal (a space used for repairing of galleons, and a storage of various seafaring tools). The theatre’s exterior is mostly preserved in its original form. The interior architectonics is from the 19th century.
- The Franciscan monastery was founded in 1461. Within the calm and silence of the monastery you can enjoy in monastery’s rich museum, among which the collection of old masters is exceptional.