Spanish Fortress

Hvar, Croatia

The Spanish Fortress (Španjola) was built at the beginning of the 16th century (during the Venetian rule) and was reconstructed in 1579. Today the fort holds a collection of amphora and other exhibits from antiquity and the Middle Ages. Besides experiencing its exquisite architecture, you will experience an unforgettable panoramic view of the city of Hvar, its surroundings and the Pakleni islands.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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James Jones (5 months ago)
Small payment to enter but well worth it for the views. You can see the whole marina and the small town. There is a nice little cafe/bar which has a good choice of drinks and not too badly priced. There is a small museum inside, some prison cells and a couple of gift shops, plenty of history to see.
Sarah B (6 months ago)
We just walked up to the view point but didn’t have time to explore the fortress and thought we would save the money. A really good walk about 20 minutes from town. Lovely views and places to sit at the top. A few benches and sun beds too. Slopes not steps walking up. Road did reach too and coach dropping people off.
Manja Balek Jurjavčič Žejn (7 months ago)
Offers really scenic views of the town Hvar and the Pakleni Islands. More effort could have been put into info boards and exhibition space, as the fort had a lot of history, and Hvar itself is archaeologically rich and interesting. Even so, the fort is well worth the visit!
Marek Cienky (8 months ago)
Must see Hvar viewpoint. Accessible by car but you would miss many views when climbing on foot. Fortress itself offers many views, small shop and museum. Entrance fee applies for Fortress itself surroundings are free of charge. Cards are fortunately accepted.
Rhys Canning (10 months ago)
Stunning views across Hvar town and the Adriatic Sea. Would be too much to walk to the top for people with limited mobility, but you can drive to the entrance. The winding walk to the top isn’t strenuous for anyone with average fitness levels. Not a huge amount to see inside, but there is a cafe bar selling coffee, alcohol and other refreshments after the mini hike.
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