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Hvar in Hvar (island), Split-Dalmatia (county), Croatia
 

City Walls, 15th cent.

Gradske zidine, 15. st.

 
 
City Walls, 15th cent. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. City Walls, 15th cent. Marker
Captions: (top) Old postcard of Hvar from 1948; (center) View of the walls from St. Nicholas hill; (bottom) View of the walls from east.
Inscription. Only the English text (bottom) has been transcribed. To view the Croatian text (top), click on the marker image to enlarge and display it.

Building of medieval City Walls started after the decision of the Venetian authorities in 1278. Still, we cannot state with certainty that some kind of walls had not already been there. However, the building went on very slowly, which can be concluded from the Venetian decision from 1326-1327 by which the people of Hvar were given money for building the walls. City walls in their present shape were finished for the most part only in the mid-15th cent. after the Venetian rule was established again. In the 16th cent. walls had already been neglected. They lost their defensive function when the city spread out of the walls. City Walls have four gates.
 
Location. 43° 10.361′ N, 16° 26.598′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker is on Dr. Mate Milicica just from Petra Hektorovica, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Dr. Mate Milicica 7, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county) 21450, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Gate (here, next to this marker); Jakša Palace, 15th cent. (here, next
City Walls, 15th cent. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. City Walls, 15th cent. Marker
The marker is on the left, inside St. Mary's Gate.
to this marker); Church of the Holy Spirit, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); City Gate / Porta Badoer (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Paladini Palace, lower, 15th - 19th cent. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named City Walls, 15th cent. (about 90 meters away); Porta Maestra (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hvar.
 
More about this marker. There is a duplicate marker located at Porta Maestra Gate. There is only foot traffic inside Hvar's Old Town district.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
A section of the city wall and St. Mary's Gate image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
3. A section of the city wall and St. Mary's Gate
A section of the city wall can be seen below the fortress bastion. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
4. A section of the city wall can be seen below the fortress bastion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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