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

City Gate / Porta Badoer

Gradska vrata / Porta Badoer

 
 
City Gate / <i>Porta Badoer</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. City Gate / Porta Badoer 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.

City walls enclose the northern part of the city and they are connected with the Fortica fortress. Their building started in the 13th cent. and they got the present shape during the 14th and 15th cent. Top of the walls is fortified with a battlement with merlons, crenels and a walkway. It is reinforced with square towers at several places. Eastern gate is is called Porta Badoer. Local name is Gradno vrota which means city gate because as opposed to other gates which connect various parts of the city of Hvar this city gate leads outside the city.
 
Location. 43° 10.388′ N, 16° 26.619′ E. Marker is in Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker is on Trg Marka Miličića just from Ulica Matija Ivanića. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Trg Marka Miličića 1, Hvar, Split-Dalmatia (county) 21459, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of the Holy Spirit, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); City Walls, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Gate
Porta Badoer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. Porta Badoer and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jakša Palace, 15th cent. (within shouting distance of this marker); Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent. (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named City Walls, 15th cent. (about 120 meters away); Porta Maestra (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hvar.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located next to Porta Badoer.
 
Also see . . .  Hvar (city) - Wikipedia. The city of Hvar has a long and distinguished history as center for trade and culture in the Adriatic. A commune part of the Venetian Empire during the 13th to 18th centuries, it was an important naval base with a strong fortress above, encircling town walls and protected port. Cultural life thrived as prosperity grew, and Hvar is the site of one of the oldest surviving theatres in Europe, opened in 1612. The seven-hundred-year-old walls still survive, as
Porta Badoer inside the walls image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
3. Porta Badoer inside the walls
do many of the noble houses and public buildings from 15th – 17th centuries.
And It Is A Beautiful Place! (Submitted on December 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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