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Tvrdalj Castle

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Address: Riva, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia
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Nice place to visit

Nice, relaxing place to visit. Lovely architecture. You can't see upstairs as it's lived in. Entry not expensive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Mr. Hektorovic knew how to enjoy middle ages. A villa wit the pool that you can't find on Hvar island nowadays. A bit ungroomed garden, but a lot of cats around :)

Thank Miloš, jr. S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

a most beautiful building, with its calming fish pond, and great history home to a once historic poet, if you are lucky national folklore performances occur sometimes in front of the building, As well small concerts and poetry reading take place during the summer months inside the house.

Thank gannonmartin
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice, relaxing place to visit. Lovely architecture. You can't see upstairs as it's lived in. Entry not expensive.

Thank Ladd01
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

too bad you can't walk all around the castle. Garden is beautifull. It would be nice to put some more everyday household items from the past around the garden.

Thank Helena V
Stari Grad, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Very nice house with beautiful garden and pool. House is around 100 m from sea and pool is connected with sea so you can see fish inside.

Thank FredGrosz
Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I loved walking around the gardens in the tvrdalj castle. It's like stepping back in time, it's beautiful

Thank Faith-grove
Korcula Town, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We went in the evending so not many people around and we were able to get some good photos. It was designed and built by a famous poet around 400 years ago or so. Nice view if you go up the steps. It cost 30 kuna each for entry about £3.50

Thank karenponholiday
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The 16th century castle home belonging to Petar Hektorovic. A spectacular residence with a leafy fish pond and gardens that lead you up a set of stairs for a good view of your surroundings. It is very quirky as there is several of the poet's quotes throughout his home that are inscribed into the stone walls. Definitely worth a quick... More 

Thank Rory321
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had a pleasant hour wandering around this place in Stari Grad. Tvrdalj is the fortified summer residence of Petar Hektorović, the Croatian poet (1487–1572). Evidently he was a romantic in the literary sense of the word before such thing existed. One was transported back in time. Hektorović sounds like he was thoughtful and community spirited, and Tvrdalj retains a... More 

Thank Idler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

From outside doesn’t look much, but inside is beautiful pool with fishes, garden, stone arch... Worth of visiting.

Thank Dobroslav R

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