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

St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent.

Trg. Sv.Stjepana / Pjaca, 15. st.

 
 
St. Stephen's square / <i>Piazza,</i> 15th cent. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. Marker
Captions: (top) View of the Piazza from the cathedral bell tower in 1955; (center) Old postcard of Hvar from 1964; (bottom) Communal well in 1936.
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.

Central square in the city of Hvar or Piazza is the largest square in Dalmatia. Originally it was a deep bay which was filled with rocks for centuries until it got its present dimensions. Subsequently it was a space between two fortified cities: Groda in the north and Burg in the south. By the 15th cent. Piazza was formed with the cathedral in the east and sea in the west. It used to be wider that it is presently but due to shortage of space in the fortified city, houses were built on the northern part of Piazza in front of the city walls. Communal well in the center of the Piazza dates from 152ş (sic). Piazza was fully paved in 1780.
 
Location. 43° 10.345′ N, 16° 26.543′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker is on Trg Sv. Stjepana just from Riva, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Trg Sv. Stjepana 16, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county) 21450, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paladini Palace, lower, 15th - 19th cent. (a few steps from this marker); Užižić Palace (Hektorović Palace), 15th cent.
Hvar Piazza and Marker, on the far right image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. Hvar Piazza and Marker, on the far right
(within shouting distance of this marker); Porta Maestra (within shouting distance of this marker); City Walls, 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); Jakša Palace, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Gate (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hvar.
 
Also see . . .  St. Stephen's Square / Piazza -- Hvar Heritage. More about the city of Hvar, follow the links. (Submitted on December 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Hvar Piazza with St. Stephen's Church in the distance and the Marker on the left, image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
3. Hvar Piazza with St. Stephen's Church in the distance and the Marker on the left,
where some tourists are reading it.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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