Monday, December 26, 2011

Hvar - Croatia

Exactly 5 years ago i was on my way to Zagreb, Croatia. It was a long bus trip but it was really worth it.

This is not a card from Zagreb. The cathedral on the card is the St Stephen's Cathedral and bell tower at the eastern end of the Pjaca (square). The card it was sent by Natasa "smile4u".

Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia.
The town is located in a small bay on the south coast of the island of Hvar, towards the western end. The surrounding land is karst hillside, rising steeply from the Adriatic Sea.
The Cathedral of Sv. Stjepan (St. Stephen) and the Bishop's Palace mark the eastern end of the Pjaca. This was the site of an earlier church and medieval Benedictine monastery, which became a Cathedral when the Bishopric of Hvar was moved from Stari Grad in the 13th century. The present Cathedral was built in stages during the 16th and 17th centuries, while the interior was not completed until the 18th century. It has a Renaissance-baroque style, and a façade with three-cornered gable and a Renaissance Bell Tower in Romanesque style from the 16th century. - in:

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