The town of Hvar is the largest place on the island of the same name. Hvar became famous and powerful during the Middle Ages, when it was an important port of the Venetian Republic. The Roman settlement was located next to the port in the 3rd century. The construction of the city walls begins.The center of the old part of the city was formed in the 15th century.On the northern slope above the square stand part of the preserved palaces of Hvar nobles.
Today, Hvar is the center of island tourism, one of the most famous destinations in Croatia and one of the most desirable and most visited destinations in the entire Adriatic.