Perhaps the most important public space and one of many squares in Stari Grad, Sveti Stjepan (St. Stephen) square is located just in front of the namesake first baroque church in Croatia. Since the church’s completion around 1605, important town judgements and meetings have taken place in the square. The interior of the Sveti Stjepan church is adorned with works by Venetian artists. Many visitors peek in for a short visit in search of a few moments’ peace, spirituality or mere admiration of an example of Stari Grad’s architecture.
Located on the northern side of Hvar is the heart of the island – the town of Stari Grad, also considered to be the oldest town in Croatia. Stari Grad dates back to 384 BC when Greek settlers travelled from the island of Paros in the Aegean Sea to Stari Grad, naming it Pharos. Read on for our list of the top 10 things to do in this pretty city today.
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