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“Built in the 16th century by a well-known family of stonemasons from Korčula. It's Renaissance cloister leads to a refectory containing lace, coins, nautical charts and valuable documents.”
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“Square & Cathedral of St. Stephen, Episcopal Palace - Attractions in Hvar town If you visit Hvar, all the streets will lead you to Hvarska pjaca (Hvar's square), the centre of city's public and social life and the largest square in Dalmatia. The eastern side of the square is surrounded by the Cathedral of St. Stephen that was built on the foundations of an early-Christian church from the 6th century and that acquired its present appearance in the 16th and 17thcentury. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Stephen, a pope and martyr, the protector of the Diocese and the city of Hvar. The renaissance bell-tower of the Cathedral and Hvar's other bell towers (St. Mark, Franciscan and the ruined one of St. Venerande) are considered to be the nicest ones in Dalmatia. Hvar's Cathedral preserves many valuable items and paintings of famous painters like Stefano Celesti, Palma Junior and the Spanish painter Juan Boschettus, but the most renowned painting is definitely Madonna, an example of the proto-Venetian art and one of the oldest in Dalmatia originating back in 1220. In the Episcopal Palace standing next to the Cathedral, a collection of objects of art, sacred vessels, archival documents, old books and liturgical vestments was founded in 1963.”
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“Jedan od najstarijih trgova. Mjesto brojnih događanja, koncerata i predstava tokom ljetnih mjeseci.”
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“Convent dares from 1664. That year two nuns of the order came to Hvar from the island of Pag with a task to begin the convent practice in this area. Since 1534 the Commune of Hvar, encouraged by some of its resident donators has pleaded for the establishment of a convent in this region. Along with spiritual character being its major task carried out for many centuries of its existence in this area, the convent has become world known due to agava lace. As tradition has it the skill of lace making has been passing on from generation to generation within the convent for 100-130 years.”
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“The Dominican monastery of St. Petar Mučenik (St. Peter the Martyr) was founded in 1482 by a venerable gentleman from Piacenza. At the end of the 16th C., following the Turkish attack on the island of Hvar, it was fortified with two rounded turrets. In the church, which was rebuilt in 1896, there is the tomb of the famous Croatian poet Petar Hektorović and his mother Katarina. This monastery’s numerous works of art can be found on the altars (the most beautiful being a big, painted, wooden renaissance crucifix on the main altar) and in the monastery’s museum.”
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“The church St. Marija from the 15-th century is unique in many ways. In the sixteenth century it was a fortress for people trying to escape from the Turkish pirates.”
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“St. Stephen’s is a baroque church built after the old cathedral and bishop’s court had been destroyed. Construction started in 1605, with the main façade thought to have been built by Ivan Pomenic from Korcula, who also constructed the current cathedral in Hvar Town. The interior is decorated with works by various Venetian artists.”
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