Hvar

Arsenal

  Obala Riva 1      +385 21 741 009     09 Jul 2024
Of all the buildings along Hvar’s handsome Riva, this is the most imposing. With its high stone facade and gaping semicircular mouth, it looks like the kind of hideaway where a Bond villain might store one of his submarines. It began life in the 14th century as a space to repair the galleons and as a warehouse for maritime accessories. (The town was obliged to equip a galley as its contribution to the Venetian fleet). It was substantially enlarged in the 16th century as Hvar became more important as a naval base and extra space for supplies and weaponry was required. Beautifully restored in 2019-20, but left dramatically bare rather than turned into a museum display, it’s a hugely impressive space, with rows of stone arches punctuating a lofty timber ceiling. It’s the perfect space for events, and hosts receptions and fairs throughout the year as well as a regular stream of awe-struck tourists.

 

Email

muzej.hvarske.bastine@gmail.com

Price/Additional Info

Admission 10,00 €

Events at this venue

Jun 14 - Aug 2 2024
Vilim Halbarth - Shipyard, town and the sea
Monday Oct 14 - Sunday Oct 20
Hvar Open Chess Tournament

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