Although Hvar Town is a very small area, there is plenty to see and do. From the Pjaca, located on the edge of the picturesque port to the fortress towering over the city there is a great deal of history and architecture to view and immerse yourself in.
For the best views of Hvar Town you have to make the climb up the hill to the Fortica or Tvrđava Španjola (Spanish Fort) that overlooks the entire town and the port of Hvar. The fortress dates back to 1579 with renovations and changes having happened at various points over time. The city walls, which are not overly noticeable when you are in the town, extend from the back of the central town and up the hill to reach up to the fortress at the top. The view from the fortress is unbeatable and is a must see while in Hvar Town, with only a 15 minute walk up the hill, on a winding switchback trail.
The Cathedral of Saint Stephen is located on the eastern edge of the pjaca, or town square, and overlooks the collection of cafes and restaurants that encircle the piazza. The interior is rather quaint and simple. This structure stands opposite the port of Hvar, which borders the opposite side of the square.
From the pjaca you can also view the Loggia, with the clocktower on it’s face, which the remains of the governor’s palace. This is now home to the Palace Hotel ( a Suncani property ) which, despite it’s historical significance and prime location, is slightly outdated.
You can’t miss the Hvar Port, since it is likely where you will arrive in town, but you should also check out the Franciscan Monastery, located just south of the port on a small peninsula.