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Great views from 16th century fortress

It's a short but strenuous hike up the steps to Fortress Spanjola, Herveg Novi's "upper" castle... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
T4232XIjohnb
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Toronto, Canada
Nice view point

Nice walk to the top of Hvar. A must for all photographers and lovers of panoramic view points... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
OliverK219
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Oct 24, 2018
“For explorers only”
Sep 1, 2018
“Perfect place with great view”
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Spanjola, or the Upper Fortress, gained its present look during the short rule of the Spanish in the mid-XVI century. Owing to its dominant position, it played a key strategic role in the defence of Boka for a long time. During the II World War, it...more
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Srbina bb, Herceg-Novi, Herceg-Novi Municipality 85340, Montenegro
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Not the easiest place to find....there is the odd small sign....it is above the town and very stiff walk. We walked straight in and no one was at the entrance. The walls are complete and you can walk around the tops of the walls. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing place with Montenegro spirit and no people around. Great view on the sea on one side and mountains on the other.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dáša D
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Fun climb to the top with an easy walking path. The fortress is definitely something to see and worth the climb. The views are incredible!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank luv2trvl
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The view it's nice but not breathtaking. You can see almost the same from other fortresses. If you have car it would be much easier but if you consider going there on foor, better not.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view of Hvar and the sea, with a very smooth and cozy path up the mountainside. Don't see why the entrance costs 40Kn per person though.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PontusErikssonBondi
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It's a short but strenuous hike up the steps to Fortress Spanjola, Herveg Novi's "upper" castle. The structure is well preserved and it's easy to climb around and get views out to the Adriactic and into the Bay of Kotor. The middle part has been...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank T4232XIjohnb
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A fortress with terrific views across the mouth of the Bay of Kotor. Converted into a theatre the authenticity of the castle ruins have been compromised but are still well worth a visit. The guardian attempted to sell my girlfriend rental cars and tours to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Metaldread
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Nice walk to the top of Hvar. A must for all photographers and lovers of panoramic view points. Although reachable by coach I strongly recommend the walk through the pittoresk streets.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank OliverK219
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The view from the fortress is very nice but it doesn't make up for the effort to get here. The fortress is not prepared for visitors and seems to be a hungout for youngsters.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Henrik K
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Summer a stage on which during the summer used for theater and music festivals. It is located above old town and is accessible to all categories of visitors.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Olbia2013
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