St Stephen’s Square
Stretching from the harbour to the cathedral, this impressive rectangular square was formed by filling in an inlet which once reached...
This great off-road tour (600KN, with lunch in a traditional tavern) takes in hidden beauties of the island’s interior, including...
This agency is a one-stop-shop for active travellers, offering sailing, cycling, climbing, hiking, windsurfing, sky-diving, jeep...
Hvar's best wine bar is an unpretentious little place lurking in an alley behind the main square. Sink into the couch by the bar and...
This rustic old house accessed from a steeply stepped old-town laneway aims to be as simple and authentic as possible. The place is...
Kroz Grodu bb · interesting places nearby
Benedictine Convent information
Playwright and poet Hanibal Lucić was born here in 1485, but this stone town house has been home to a community of Benedictine nuns since 1664. Over the centuries the nuns have perfected the art of lacemaking, painstakingly weaving together fibres derived from dried agave leaves. This tradition has now been recognised by Unesco on their Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. A small museum showcases their handiwork alongside a collection of paintings and liturgical paraphernalia.