Top Historical Places in Hvar

Are you looking to explore the history of Hvar through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Hvar including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Hvar. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Hvar ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Hvar, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Hvar for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Hvar with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Hvar Fortress

    Landmark, Hiking Trail, Historical Site, Fort

    Located atop a hill on the old town, this 16th century citadel was restored during the French rule. The fortress houses a prominent collection and amphorae from middle ages. You can hike up the hill and enjoy the panoramic view of the Hvar Islands.
  2. Franciscan Monastery

    4.5 (385 Votes)
    Franciscan Monastery

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    An ancient monastery with no recorded period of construction, though the first renovation took place in early 14th century. The white Cypress trees in the surrounding and great architecture make it worth visiting.
  3. St. Stephen's Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Cathedral

    A Roman Catholic cathedral in the town of Hvar, St. Stephen’s cathedral is also known as Katedrala Svetog Stjepana. It is one of the most impressive buildings of Hvar and is built on the site of a 6th century Christian church and later a Benedictine convent of St. Mary. The current structure dates back to 14th century with the pulpit, the stone polyptychs of St. Luke, the flagellation of ...Read more
  4. Scedro

    4.7 (544 Votes)

    Island, Village, Historical Site, Nature

    This is a small island located along the southern shore of Hvar. It is protected as a nature park and enthrals visitors with its untouched natural beauty, hidden coves and crystal clear waters. The coves have been serving as a place for anchorage and safe harbours. Scedro is also believed to be the site for epic battles like the one between Pompeius and Caesar in 49 B.C. On the hill top, there ...Read more
  5. Stari Grad

    Church, Museum, Old Town, Unesco Site

    This is one of the oldest towns in Europe and a UNESCO world heritage site located on the northern side of Hvar Island. Ideal for a day trip from Hvar, Stari Grad also offers a pleasant vacation for a couple of days. Attractions and must-visits include: Stari Grad Museum  Old Town Walls Greek settlement Stari Grad Plain Roman Villas (villa rusticae) Maslinovik - Greek tower in the Stari G...Read more