Stari Grad attractions

Gardens in Stari Grad

Tvrdalj

This fortified house was built by aristocrat and writer Petar Hektorović (1487–1572) in the 16th century. At its heart is a lovely, lush Renaissance garden, set around the green waters of a pond stocked with mullet,…
Monastery in Stari Grad

Dominican Monastery of St Peter the Martyr

Founded in 1482, this monastery was damaged by the Turks in 1571 and later fortified with a tower. Palms, orange trees, hydrangeas and lavender bloom in the cloister garden, and there's an interesting little museum …
Church in Stari Grad

St Stephen's Church

Built in 1605, this large church has a baroque facade and water-damaged paintwork inside in shades of pale green, blue and grey. Note the faux-marble paint effect in the sanctuary, the Venetian high altar from 1702 …