Venetian Heritage in Hvar – Walking Tour
The Venetian tour around Hvar is a 2-hour walking guided program about the influence of Venetian culture on Croatian land. Do you know that Hvar was once part of the Venetian kingdom? Our professional local guide will tell you the most interesting facts and legends about it. We start from the Franciscan Monastery, where we can contemplate the famous “Last Supper” an exquisite work of high Renaissance art by the Venetian painters Palma Junior and Francesco Santacroce. We take a stroll down to Hvar’s ancient port, its medieval streets shrouded in legends from long ago. Do you know that the main square of the city was built during the time of Venetian rule? Witness numerous buildings in the heart of the city, including a distaff-styled baroque bell tower. End your walk in Hvar’s Loggia, a beautiful piece of Renaissance architecture. It was once part of the Venetian governor’s palace.
- Professional local tour guide
- Fortica Fortress ticket 9.5 USD
- Franciscan Monastery ticket 6 USD
Route & Duration
The most famous art object associated with monasteries is a painting of "The Last Supper." Some critics suggest the work is a painting by Matteo Ingoli, but others believe the painting belongs to the school of Palma Junior. (Visit from outside)
Church of St Antony
The Church of St. Antony was founded in 1663 in the style of Dalmatian Baroque. It takes place at the corner of a small square in the very center of Old Hvar Town.
Port of Hvar
The ferry port is in the heart of the beautiful island of Hvar. It provides transportation along the Adriatic Sea for 14 destinations worldwide.
Hvar town's main square
St. Stephen's Square is said to be a "Pjaca," the biggest square in Dalmatia. The Renaissance Square, which covers more than 4500 square feet, was founded by the Venetians in the times when Hvar was under their rule.
Arsenal and Theatre
The Arsenal was initially used as repairing of galleys spot also there was as a warehouse for nautical accessories (Visit from outside)
The Hvar's Loggia was mentioned in 1289. The loggia was used as a courthouse which also collected the taxes and proceeding auctions in the Venetian times.
The fortress perched on a hill above the old town was built at the beginning of the 16th century. It dominates the city, and from the fortress, one can discover a beautiful panorama view of the town of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands.
Guide will meet you by the main entrance to the Monastery
(Šetalište put Križa, 21450, Hvar, Croatia) See Map
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.