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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.
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 … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Hvar is an attractive resort for beach lovers; fans of eco-tourism visit the picturesque island too. Near the capital’s coast there is the picturesque resort area, Pakleni. Here you … Open
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.
Hvar Each of the island cities has its incomparable historical symbols. The main attraction of Jelsa is St. Michael Church. The city itself was formed in the 14th century. The church was one of the first buildings here. The first houses were built in the vicinity of the church too, so the district formed around it is very interesting from the historical point of view.
1. Those who are fond of natural attractions and hiking are recommended to go for a trip in June. At that time the island is particularly compelling because of blooming fields of lavender … Open
There is the small town of Vrboska in the northern part of the island. It stretches along the coastline and is known as the longest town on the island. The oldest building in the town is St. Peter Church built in the second half of the 14th century. When walking through the historical district, the guests of the town can admire fascinating monuments in Renaissance, baroque and gothic style.
Hvar Town and the Cathedral of St. Stephen In the eastern part of Hvar, one of the most interesting towns for tourists is Sucuraj. In its territory, there are unique historical monuments, the most interesting of which is the Franciscan monastery named after St. Augustine. According to the written sources, the exact date of the monastery construction was reconstructed for the first time in 1309. Besides the old monastery and some churches, the guests of the town can see an old lighthouse located in its center.
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 … Open
Trips to the island of Scedro is very popular with the admirers of nature attractions. It is quite small and is only 8 km2. Now, the entire territory of the island is a national reserve. At one time, there were several small settlements on the island but now, it is absolutely desert. Besides amazing nature beauties, you can admire the preserved houses of the natives and the old monastery when sightseeing here.
Hvar Port In the vicinity of Jelsa, there is the Grapceva spilja included in the list of the outstanding nature attractions of Hvar. As the researchers have found out, this cafe was formed in the Neolithic period. Its age is over 4.5 thousand years. When the cave was explored, a lot of unique archeological artifacts were found. Most of them are now presented in the historical museum of one of the nearest villages.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Hvar
♥   Castle 'Hvar Fortress' , 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tvrdalj Castle' , 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mirabella Fortress' , 36.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Starigrad Fortress' , 36.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kamerlengo Castle' , 41.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Hvar
♥   Forest Park 'Ošjak (Vela Luka)' , 30.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Marjan' , 38.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Biokovo' , 52 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Krka' , 86 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Mljet' , 90.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Hvar from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Stadion Gospin Dolac

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Gospin Dolac is the home stadium for the Imotski football club and can accommodate 4,000 spectators, although the number of curious tourists visiting the stadium is much bigger. The trip to the strange stadium will be an unforgettable excursion, during which you can see the interesting historical and natural sights. Within easy reach of the stadium are the ruins of the old town. The tower visible from the grandstands is only a part of the buildings hidden behind the rocks. … Read further
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