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Riva, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia
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All reviews fish pond beautiful garden entrance fee nice place to visit worth a visit amazing architecture great history pool poet kuna latin shade dovecote inscriptions fishpond villa renaissance
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tvrdalj Castle is a well-preserved Renaissance building at the southern end of the main town square. It was the summer residence of Petar Hektorović, a Croatian writer and poet (1487–1572). The Turks attacked Stari Grad in 1539, leaving much of the town destroyed. Hektorović rebuilt...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's about £2 to go in (15HRK) so an absolute bargain. Wonderful tranquil gardens and some really wonderful plants and architecture

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

We parked here after driving around the treacherous mountian to Hvar town. We walked the grounds then down into the city. It has a nice view of the city and the city itself is large but walkable and has lots of good restaurants and shopping.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kleine
Reviewed 12 October 2018

It's a wonderful experience to experience some of the legacies dating from a few centuries ago, since Old Town (Stari Grad) is one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jelica T
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Only 15 HRK (pp). worth a look. Garden was very pretty. Needs a bit of upkeep but then again it looked like there were some maintenance workers there doing something. Staff at the front entrance were not the friendliest. Upper portion of the 'castle' is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thefackts
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Croatian renaissance writer built this place,, and he thought of this place as a micro universe where all God's creatures - human, fish, plants and birds can live together in harmony and perfection. Cheap entrance. It has a nice garden and a fishpool. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank purger23
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

petar hektorović's house which later became a 'castle' has a nice garden and a beautiful pond inside. you pay to maintain it, not because it's an amazing place -- 500 years++ of history. and croatia's first toilet!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Loam922
Reviewed 3 September 2018

it costs 17 kuna to see the castle but it's small place nothing extraordinary to see there! you can visited in 10 minutes

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jihaneba92
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Affordable price 15 kunas (10 for students), nice place to visit. Garden with lots of shade and pool with fishes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Josip S
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

A small historical site, enchanting with its beautiful garden. A number of inspiring quotes in Latin to rwmind you of ancient times and life lived in Tvrdalj.

Date of experience: July 2018
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