Tvrdava Fortica
Tvrdava Fortica
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Also known as Hvar Spanish Fortress, this stronghold is located on a former Illyrian settlement. Getting to the peak involves a steep but scenic climb up some cobbled switchback roads—a journey made much easier by rental vehicle or taxi, or by visiting as a stop on an island tour. The fortress is ticketed to enter, and you can explore on your own or join a guided tour for a deeper dive. Either way, enjoy the sweeping views of Croatia's iconic coastline, Hvar's harbor and even the nearby Pakleni islands on a clear day. Time your visit to catch a breathtaking sunset. – Tripadvisor
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  • donavan94563
    Orinda, California210 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had Two Days in Hvar During a Dalmatian Cruise
    Had two days in Hvar during a Dalmatian cruise. Traveling with as a couple with friends. Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast, lying between the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula. Approximately 68 km (42.25 mi) long, with a high east–west ridge of Mesozoic limestone and dolomite, the island of Hvar is unusual in the area for having a large fertile coastal plain, and fresh water springs. Hvar Town is the island’s hub and busiest destination. It’s amazing 13th-century walls surround beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces and traffic-free marble streets. Hvar (and in particular, Hvar Town) is increasingly obtaining a reputation as something of an upmarket destination in Croatia. This is partly because it can be a little on the pricey side compared to some other destinations, but it’s also favoured as a destination by the mega rich and famous (or fabulous) who sail into town on their amazing yachts. In recent years, Prince Harry (who famously fell into a pool whilst dancing at Carpe Diem Bar); Jay-Z & Beyonce (who debuted her baby bump there of their first child) and Roman Abramovich have all been spotted. Luscious restaurants, boutiques, and a vibrant nightlife amidst the medieval streets of Hvar Town are just a few of the treats to enjoy on this island. As part of our cruise, we biked from Hvar Town to Stari Grad, the oldest village on the island, and then Jelsa, as well as a smattering of small villages, dotting the coast or nestled in the lush interior. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. The climate is characterized by mild winters, and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. Gently rolling hills painted a brilliant purple by the fertile flowers, lush vineyards nestling at the foot of ragged mountains, gorgeous beaches with tiny inlets and secluded coves are best enjoyed by riding a bike.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • brettoly
    Fort Thomas, Kentucky111 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing view
    Steep climb up the stairs to the entrance to the grounds before another climb along a zig-zag walk up to the fortress. Bring water. Takes about 20 minutes from the harbor. The views are totally worth it. It cost 10 euros to get into the fortress. You can get some great photos without going into the fortress but the photo ops are better inside. Not much in terms of signage:history info posted inside the fortress.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Jo R
    Wirral, United Kingdom263 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Also known as the Spanish Fortress. Set high above the town with great views over all of Hvar and looks fabulous of a night all lit up . If you walk through the main square you will see the city steep steps and then walk up to the top which can be quite challenging depending on your ability and then cross the road and follow the pathway to the top. Worth the climb as the views are special.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 November 2023
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK862 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It’s a steady climb to the entrance to the fort. If all you are interested in is the view, take pictures from top of the hill and save 10 euros. Paying the entrance fee gets you inside this very well maintained fort. A steep flight of narrow steps gets you into the atmospheric dungeon. There is also a tired museum with dusty displays of artefacts from shipwrecks offshore. The views from the walls are great. A bit of TLC and updating the displays could make this a very good attraction. You can get a combined ticket for other attractions, but be aware several are closed at the moment, including the arsenal.
Written 15 May 2024
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Jo R
Wirral, UK263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Also known as the Spanish Fortress.
Set high above the town with great views over all of Hvar and looks fabulous of a night all lit up .
If you walk through the main square you will see the city steep steps and then walk up to the top which can be quite challenging depending on your ability and then cross the road and follow the pathway to the top.

Worth the climb as the views are special.
Written 2 November 2023
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binghamb
Terrace, Canada7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Yes, the views are great BUT the cost to get in is way out of line. Not worth it at all! €10 is going to get you no more than a few metres up from the base of the fortress. Save your money and enjoy basically the same views from outside.
Written 5 October 2023
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Freya
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Didn’t actually enter the fortress as we are two travelling students, but got splendid views just in the stairs walk up to it! Would definitely recommend doing this walk!
Written 17 September 2023
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brettoly
Fort Thomas, KY111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Steep climb up the stairs to the entrance to the grounds before another climb along a zig-zag walk up to the fortress. Bring water. Takes about 20 minutes from the harbor. The views are totally worth it. It cost 10 euros to get into the fortress. You can get some great photos without going into the fortress but the photo ops are better inside. Not much in terms of signage:history info posted inside the fortress.
Written 15 September 2023
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Will B
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Long, steep walk up to the fortress.
Not much to do or see in the fortress (apart from a prison). No information signs telling you about the history.
However, beautiful views on the walk up and when your in the fortress too and we searched up the history while walking around the fortress and the history is very interesting.
Written 6 September 2023
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Eloygm
London, UK337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful island with an impressive historic town. I really enjoyed our visit however this place was super busy and It felt very touristic at times. Nonetheless, I would suggest to go and experience it for yourself. Also, please don’t forget to walk all the way to the top and visit the fort.
Written 24 August 2023
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Pistachon279
Cancun, Mexico12,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The best is the beautiful view from the top, the fortress is a historial building the entrance is a little bit too much 20 euros, we walked from town about 20 minutes it's no bad, the views are amazing
Written 21 August 2023
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dgraham76
Hyde, UK1,986 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Came for a 20 minyes wander up the zoo zag path to the fortress above the town.
It has good view points of the town, An ice cream/drinks stall on the way.
It's 10 euros entry and has a prison area to see, some cannons artefacts area and a restaurant.
This is alr8g3ht for around an.hour and some food view and photo points
Written 18 August 2023
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R B
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Overpriced entry at 10€ per person. Unless you are into historical sites all you are paying for is the view over Hvar, you can get almost the same view near the entrance into the fortress, by all the benches, for free.
Written 18 August 2023
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