Fort Galisnik


This fort was built by the Austrians in 1831 as a complex consisting of barracks, two mooring sites, a water tank, ammunition depot and a battery with six cannons.

The ground floor was used to house about thirty soldiers at any given time, while the upper parts made a good observatory for monitoring the entire seaside of Hvar island. In 1836 a part of the fort doubled as a prison. The fort was first abandoned following the Battle of Vis in 1866 and was then used as a quarantine area.

During the last decades of the 19th century, a small lighthouse was built on the southern side of the island. The fort was used as a restaurant until recently, and has since been closed.

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