Let's imagine this situation: you come in Hvar town in May, and it's sunny day. You sit down in pizzeria, and you are the only guest there. And all other pizzerias are closed. And there are no people walking on Riva.
In normal circumstances, you would say this situation is impossible. But that's exactly how does Hvar town look like on May 22, 2020, at the time of writing this text. It's unbelievable how did coronavirus change our lifestyle.
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Should you visit Hvar town in 2020
While walking through the old town and Riva, which were almost completely empty, I could feel that town wanted to say it's tired. Metaphorically speaking, the town wants to take a break. It needs a rest from all that hype, all those parties, and glamour which has been built over the past ten years.
I believe this year is a great chance for those who want to experience small places like Hvar town in a more intimate atmosphere to really do so. Those who are looking for party and hype probably will not have much luck; they will have to wait for the next year.
Let's see what's interesting to see in Hvar in 2020.
Top Hvar's town attractions in 2020
The centre of Hvar's life is St. Stephen's square, located only 100 meters away from the main bus station in Hvar town. Normally, there are hundreds of people walking up and down through this beautiful place. In 2020. the square is empty, waiting for those who like sightseeing to sit down, appreciate its masterpiece of art, and enjoy it to the fullest.
Next attraction is Riva, promenade along the sea. Riva is usually loaded with people and restaurants, but in 2020. it will be more intimate. Take a walk at Riva and feel its Mediterranean atmosphere.
After a few hundred meters walk on Riva, you will notice Francisian monastery. They have a museum. Take a look at it if they open it.
One of the significant features of almost all Croatian towns located by the sea is the fortification. In the Middle Ages and later periods, there was a constant danger of Turkish invasions. That is why these towns had to be fortified, and Hvar is among them. The most prominent fortification building is fortress Spanjola. It will take you around 20 minutes to climb the fortress. I recommend it because you will have a nice panoramic view of the town.
There are many other small and interesting churches in the town, which you will notice while walking. I would point out the Church of St. Spirit, and the Church Our Lady Star of the Sea.
Accommodation in Hvar Town
UPDATE 2020: When looking for accommodation options, choose a place which offers full refund on cancellation since COVID-19 pandemic is unpredictable.
Hvar Town provides great accommodation deals in 2020, considering the fact there will be reduced number of visitors. We recommend checking booking.com for best deals in Hvar Town, or take a look at the map below. As you can see, prices for many apartments, even luxury ones, are dropped up to 50%.
We will help you experience the best of Hvar Town.
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