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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
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° 10.357′ N, 16° 26.527′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker is on Kroz Grodu just from Nike Karkovica. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kroz Grodu 14, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county) 21450, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Porta Maestra (here, next to this marker); Užižić Palace (Hektorović Palace), 15th cent. (here, next to this marker); Paladini Palace, lower, 15th - 19th cent.
City Walls Marker at the left side of the gate image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. City Walls Marker at the left side of the gate
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Clock Tower / Leroj, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Arsenal / Historical Shipyard, 14th-17th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Jakša Palace, 15th cent. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hvar.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Porta Maestra gate. There is a duplicate marker located at St. Mary's Gate. There is only foot traffic inside Hvar's Old Town district.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
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 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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