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Riva, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Jelica T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank JK F
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

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!

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

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.

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.

Thank bringerofgoodnews
Reviewed 4 July 2018

It's a small castle or better say villa which was made by/for Petar Hektorovic, famous Croatian poet. Beware that Tvrdalj is 450 years old. There a fishpond inside and whole place is so tranquil that I recommend taking a book and sitting in the garden...More

4  Thank Gooran_G
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

A large town house built by a poet with a beautiful fish pond and an extensive garden. You can see the old kitchen with the olive oil press and the dough maker. But no access to the main building and a garden in need of...More

Thank JeromeMarrel
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This was a nice place to visit, but doesn't take up much time to see everything and was a bit neglected. The gardens needed a bit of tending to, and while the fish pool was nice, it was about it. They have some old equipment...More

1  Thank SRHolt
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