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

Arsenal / Historical Shipyard, 14th-17th cent.

Arsenal / povijesno brodogradilište, 14.-17. st.

 
 
Arsenal / Historical Shipyard, 14th-17th cent. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. Arsenal / Historical Shipyard, 14th-17th cent. Marker
Captions: (top) Old postcard of Hvar with old disposition of the Arsenal stairs; (center) Austrian drawing from 1822; (bottom) Interior of the Arsenal.
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.

The first Arsenal was built between 1292 and 1331 and it was used as a shipyard for galleys. New Arsenal was built at the same place in 16th cent. but shortly after it was burnt down by Turks in 1571. During Duke Pietro Semitecolo's time, in 1611 Arsenal was renovated and expanded when it got its present look. Fontik - grain warehouse was built in 1612 along the northern front of the Arsenal and also a big terrace above it, called Belvedere, from which the theatre, founded the same year, was entered. It was the first public theatre in Europe.
 
Location. 43° 10.327′ N, 16° 26.487′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker can be reached from Riva just from Trg svetog Stjepana. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Riva 9, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county) 21450, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of the Annunciation, 14th-17th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Clock Tower / Leroj, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Užižić Palace (Hektorović Palace), 15th cent.
Arsenal and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. Arsenal and Marker
The marker is at the lower left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Paladini Palace, lower, 15th - 19th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Porta Maestra (within shouting distance of this marker); City Walls, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent. (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hvar.
 
Categories. EntertainmentMilitaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Arsenal image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
3. Arsenal
Just For Fun image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
4. Just For Fun
 
 
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 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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