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

Užižić Palace (Hektorović Palace), 15th cent.

Palača Užižić (palača Hektorvić), 15. st.

 
 
Užižić Palace (Hektorović Palace), 15th cent. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. Užižić Palace (Hektorović Palace), 15th cent. Marker
Captions: (top) Old postcard of Hvar from 1911; (bottom) Family Użiżić coat of arms.
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.

Palace Užižić, earlier known as the Hektorović Palace incorrectly, was built about 1463 in floral Gothic style, at the place of the early Gothic house from the end of the 14th cent., which is preserved within the present palace. It was built above the southern city wall, with a facade richly ornamented with single and triple lancet windows. The palace did not block the passage through the street in accordance with the Duke's demand. Members of the old noble family Užižić served as municipal officials performing various official duties. The palace remained unfinished for more than 500 years.
 
Location. 43° 10.353′ N, 16° 26.525′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker is on Kroz Grodu just from Stjepana Papafave. 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); City Walls, 15th cent. (here, next to this marker); Paladini Palace, lower, 15th - 19th cent.
Užižić Palace next to Porta Maestra image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. Užižić Palace next to Porta Maestra
(a few steps from 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. There is only foot traffic inside Hvar's Old Town district.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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