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The Arsenal building, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

Hvar Public Theater is on the second floor of the Arsenal, on the south side of St. Stephen's Square, near the harbor. It was built in 1612 and was open to citizens of all social status (!). This was unheard of at the time, making...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Really impressive to see it... :) Would recommend to everybody.. Small and tiny but interesting to see. :)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katja P
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Hvar public theatre is one of the oldest theaters in Europe. It’s still under construction but it’s a part of a great history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bnavojec
Reviewed 12 June 2018

They say is the oldest one in world, oldest in time of feudalism when normal people did not alowed to come to theatre. So this one is first to alowed normal people to come in. First public theatre. Amazing story

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank marinkovictonko
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This theater is a part of a great history of Hvar. This theater is one of the oldest theaters in Europe, really small and lovely.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Marin F
Reviewed 23 July 2017

It's hard to find it open. but on the rare occasion it is a sight to see, beautiful theatre - first closed theatre in the world, the place will take your breath away

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank chefkreso
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The theatre is shut at the moment for renervation which is sad, but it's possible to climb up the outside steps to get lovely views over the main town square.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank VeneziaNewmarket
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This attractions is actually somehow closed... It is the oldest theathre in Europe and they just decided to close the doors and thats it. I checked photos before, it looked wonderful and I am so sad I didnt have a chance to see it from...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Lucie B
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Located on the second floor, the stairs up to the theater are above the tourist information office. It is on the end of the Pjaca, or Square, nearest to the" Riva" shore front promenade. The banners advertise upcoming performances.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Theater is under repair and over a week visiting there we saw no movement in getting anything completed. Outside looks like it will be a neat attraction to visit once opened again.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank GAretiree
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