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Culture of Hvar. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Vis, Croatia 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 in the 16th century and lasted until the mid17th century. At the final stage of construction the unusual bell tower was added. Now its top is equipped with an excellent viewing platform. The building of the cathedral is very valuable from an architectural point of view, as it is made in best traditions of the Dalmatian Renaissance.
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Next to the cathedral there is the Bishop's Palace. This historic building was once converted into an interesting museum. It holds a rich collection of objects of church utensils and fine jewelry. On the square in front of the cathedral there is another interesting historical object, the city well, which has remained the main source of fresh water for local residents for many years. Despite the fact that now the island doesn’t strive of fresh water shortage, locals still treat old wells with a great respect and care about them as if they were the most valuable historical objects.
The old Arsenal built in the late Middle Ages is among other noteworthy attractions of Hvar. The first public theater in Europe has been opened on its second floor in the early 17th century. Fans of exploring historical sites are recommended to see the Venetian fortress located on a small hill. These places offer beautiful views of the island's capital and its surroundings. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Stari Grad is also characterized by its numerous historical sites, as the city has retained a great number of picturesque medieval streets. The area of the old city is considered to be an important tourist attraction of world class. The beautiful church of St. Stephen, the old Tyrdal fortress and numerous ruins of the Roman Empire are among the most noteworthy buildings.
Hvar harbor The Franciscan monastery located in the immediate vicinity of the capital is of great interest for those who are fond of old things. The large-scale historical building keeps many unique relics, including ancient maps and books, priceless works of art and religious items in its walls. The monastery is equipped with a great gallery, so it will be interesting to fans of medieval paintings too.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Hvar and surroundings

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Public palaces near Hvar
♥   Palace 'Diocletian’s Palace' , 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Hvar
♥   Konkatedrala sv. Petar Apostola, Split, 37.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Lovre, Trogir, 41.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Marka, Makarska, 48.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Marka, Korčula, 61 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacionalno svetište sv. Nikole Tavelića, Šibenik, 76.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Jakova, Šibenik, 76.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Croatia

Croatia is not only a fashionable resort for beach holidays. There are various museums and monuments, ancient castles and fortresses in the country. Most of the museums are located in the capital city, Zagreb. One of the largest and most interesting is the Mimara Art Museum with a collection of world-class art. The museum features works by famous artists Van Goyen, Velasquez, Goya, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Delacroix, Lebrun, and Lorren. In the Modern Gallery in Zagreb, visitors will be able to visit exhibitions that feature more than 10 thousand works of 19-20 centuries, mainly by Balkan artists. There are about 400 artifacts in the archaeological museum, among which the world's only flax book of the ancient world can be seen. In an unusual museum of broken hearts, tourists will be able to see an exhibition of objects that once belonged to separated couples. … Open
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Landmarks of culture on Hvar map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Hvar

Culture guide to Hvar. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Hvar: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Hvar. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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