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This sunny Island has always attracted tourists with its beautiful natural landscapes, unique monuments, and rich choice of entertainments. Lavender is considered the symbol of the city. The fragrance of this flower can be felt almost in any part of this magnificent place. Lavender thickets can be found right in every bay. The local people make fragrant flowers souvenirs and amulets from this flower. These handicrafts are very popular among visitors as they are known as talismans that protect their owners from harm.
Cuisine of Hvar for gourmet
Lots of popular restaurants are located in the island’s capital, the city of the same name. Dalmatino is considered one of the best ethnic restaurants of Hvar; it will surprise visitors not only...
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Speaking of entertainments, we should definitely mention large selection of excursion routes. All main attractions of Hvar can be visited on foot. Many tourists also enjoy renting a bike. Stari Grad is the oldest part of the city. Here tourists can see the ruins of the ancient fort and defensive walls. This architectural complex was named after Petar Hektorović - a famous Croatian poet. The fort is surrounded by ancient streets buried in a thicket of flowers and trees.
The main attraction of the city is St. Stephan Cathedral. This is the elegant Renaissance building, which construction took place in the 16th century. A hundred years after the completion of building works a bell tower was built near the cathedral.
Cultural sights in Hvar
Hvar is the largest city of the island; a significant part of historical sites can be found on its territory. The Cathedral of St. Stephen is situated on the main square; its construction has begun...
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Beaches of Hvar are ideal for underwater hunting. The bottom here is rocky and is covered with algae, so there is a lot of fish here in any season of a year. A large pine forest that stretches high into the mountains is located next to the main beach of the city. The foothill area is the location of the local botanical garden, which attracts tourists from neighboring islands and resorts. On this island you will find many pedestrian areas and places for walking. They will be especially liked by lovers of nature, as the majority of them are located on picturesque piedmont regions.
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