Hvar Town attractions

Beach in Hvar Town


This gorgeous grin of beach has a tiny cluster of stone houses and a couple of cafe-bars. The juxtaposition of the white pebbles alongside the brilliant blue-green water is dazzling. If you have your own wheels you …
Fortress in Hvar Town


Looming high above the town and lit with a golden glow at night, this medieval castle occupies the site of an ancient Illyrian settlement dating from before 500 BC. The views looking down over Hvar and the Pakleni I…
Square in Hvar Town

Trg Sv Stjepana

Stretching from the harbour to the cathedral, this impressive rectangular square was formed by filling in an inlet that once reached out from the bay. At 4500 sq metres, it’s one of the largest old squares in Dalmat…
Historic Building in Hvar Town


Mentioned in Venetian documents as ‘the most beautiful and the most useful building in the whole of Dalmatia’, the Arsenal once served as a repair and refitting station for war galleons. Its present incarnation was …
Monastery in Hvar Town

Franciscan Monastery

Overlooking a pretty cove, this 15th-century monastery has an elegant bell tower, built in the 16th century by a well-known family of stonemasons from Korčula. Its Renaissance cloister leads to a refectory containin…
Cathedral in Hvar Town

St Stephen's Cathedral

Providing a grand backdrop to the main square, this baroque cathedral was built in the 16th and 17th centuries at the height of the Dalmatian Renaissance to replace a cathedral destroyed by the Turks. Parts of the o…
Convent in Hvar Town

Benedictine Convent

Playwright and poet Hanibal Lucić was born here in 1485, but this town house has been home to a community of Benedictine nuns since 1664. Over the centuries the nuns have perfected the art of lacemaking, painstaking…
Museum in Hvar Town

Episcopal Museum

Adjoining the cathedral, this treasury houses silver vessels, embroidered liturgical robes, numerous Madonnas, a 13th-century icon, an elaborately carved sarcophagus and, intriguingly, a stamp collection. A highligh…
Beach in Hvar Town


A 25-minute walk via a scenic but rocky path from Pokonji Dol will bring you to this secluded, pebbly beach. It's a pretty spot, but its isolation means that the plastic waste that washes ashore often goes uncollect…
Beach in Hvar Town

Pokonji Dol

This large pebbly beach is literally at the end of the road if you're following the coast east from Hvar Town. There's a large restaurant here.