Sv. Stjepan church in Stari Grad on Hvar

Sv. Stjepan church in Stari Grad on Hvar

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The parish church of sv. Stephen in Stari Grad on Hvar was built in the 17th century, but in its place stood an old church from IX century. It is assumed that it served as the first cathedral of Hvar. The church was heavily damaged in the attack Turks in XVI century and re-erected in XVII century The church is the work of local artists and was built in provincial baroque dalmatian style. The bell tower was erected in 1753. Both church and the bell tower are at least in part build with stone blocks from the ramparts of ancient greek city of Pharos located once in this place. #church #Croatia #hvar
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