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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www.visit-hvar.com

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Rajko Keravica (13 months ago)
Would recommend. Its not big, but surely it is interesting. There is also underneath it a path that you can walk and see various species of plants. Although this road leads to the walls and the doors, these are locked, so be careful not to make a wrong turn, there are sings drawn on pavement. Up in the fortress there is a cafe and a small prison wich was really cool to see. Grab your self a combo ticket for a theatre wich is located in the city, which really pays off.
Tito Lins e Silva (13 months ago)
Small tour but totally worth it. Amazing view from the city and the pakleni islands and great story behind the fortress itself and the shipwrecks nearby.
Pedro Valle (13 months ago)
To be very honest, the fortress itself is lacking of luster, but the views are to die for.
Igor Filko (13 months ago)
Genuine fortress with high walls, lookouts, cannons and dungeon. Real old but taken care of and provides a great view of the city. Hot as hell since there is no shade except in the dungeons which are fairly cool in contrast. Remarkable how small the cells in dungeons are. You would want to avoid getting jailed in those times. Small museum on site. Displayed several items from the sea floor which went down with some galleons and merchant ships hundreds of years ago. Something to visit.
Elliot Wasow (14 months ago)
Cool fortress with nice views over Grad Hvar. The prison cells were really haunting.
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