Peter Hektorovich Fortress

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Tvrdalj Castle, which was the summer residence of the 16th century poet Petar Hektorovich, is a fascinating combination of intimate residence and castle, wrapped in a beautiful Renaissance building. The space was to serve as a peaceful place for all beings. Tvrdalj Castle was once the poet's summer residence from the 16th century by Petar Hektorovich, who would stay in his palace in the warmer months and enjoy the cold breeze from the sea.As an artist he found inspiration around the Old Town, and his poetry about fishermen and the local country made him legendary.

Although art was his passion, the focus shifted to the war when the island of Hvar was attacked by the Ottoman Turks. He decided to fortify his house and turn it into a castle so that the locals could use it as a shelter.

When you visit it today, you will find an interesting combination of these two elements, wrapped in a beautiful renaissance building.

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№1 of 49 places in Island of Hvar
№7 of 1932 places in Croatia
№1 of 1 Historic buildings in Island of Hvar
№4 of 167 Historic buildings in Croatia

Place Type

Historic buildings

Location

Island of Hvar

Place Location

Priko b.b, 21460, Stari Grad

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Paige

Paige

11/09/2021

Worth a visit to the place with rich history and dazzling architecture. We loved the fish pools at the place and the inspirational place to poets and artists
Clement

Clement

09/21/2021

Peter Hektorovich fortress is fascinating. It is a combination of the castle and twin residence. It merges with the beautiful Renaissance building. A great fortress I visited.
Fred

Fred

09/10/2021

I like the fortress a lot. It is strategically located. The alluring castle is attractive and nice place to fast-track an enemy.
Tim

Tim

10/15/2021

The place has some rich history and with beautiful architectural buildings that are ontop of water and we loved the fish spots and fish pools.
Liam

Liam

07/15/2021

This ancient fortress was quite captivating. I loved its historic structure and its historic collection.
Anton

Anton

07/12/2021

The fish pond outside and wonderful structure of the fortress are my top memories. The garden was also satisfying to just see i will always have this place in my heart
Elisabeth

Elisabeth

09/25/2021

I was awed by the building structure utilized in this location. The renaissance stylistic style was very evident with beautiful spaces. I will visit the location again
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