Not too common in the old cities of Croatian islands, this square is large, becoming the centre of all touristic activity.
Shops and restaurants occupy the houses around it, with the cathedral closing its top. Narrow and winding street lead to upper city, with people always leaving and returning to this inevitable meeting point.
The main square of town Hvar was originally surrounded by gardens. It was finished in 1780s by filling in the bay. The part close to St Stephen's Cathedral dates back to the 16th century. The square is nowadays surrounded by beatiful buildings with cafe bars, restaurants and shops.
Hvar Town, is built around a picturesque harbour presided over by a hilltop fortress. Chic cafes and restaurants focus on the main square, lined with elegant 15th-century ýpalacesý and the much photographed Renaissance Cathedral. Hvar Town claims to have more hours of sunshine than any other resort on the Adriatic, and hotels offer free accommodation in the unlikely event of a snowfall. Slightly less sophisticated, but equally well equipped with hotels and bathing areas, is the friendly town of Jelsa.
Hvar town is fantastic and exciting. But please do rent a car and explore the island. The smell of lavender stays with you for long afterwards and this is thing that you will remember. The best smelling place in the world!
The main square of Hvar Town , used mainly by small children to play football. Nurse a Zlatorog in a cafe and watch the world go by.