As an island blessed with ten centuries of incredible architecture, Hvar offers a number of opportunities to host special engagements amid the magical atmosphere of some of its historic sites. All of these venues are sure to create unforgettable experiences. Whichever you choose, Sunčani Hvar hotels will help you every step of the way. From logistics and technical equipment to catering and entertainment, we can organize every detail of your function.
NOTE: Local sites are protected cultural monuments and are subject to special terms and conditions of usage as per local authority policies.
The Arsenal and Hvar Theatre are classed as monument of national importance. The Arsenal building on the Hvar town main square is one of the most monumental historic buildings in Dalmatia and one of the most important monuments to the island’s maritime past, whose original purpose was a shipyard for galleys. Hvar Theatre was built on the first floor of the impressive Arsenal in 1612. Though much changed in the course of time, it remains the oldest communal theatre in Europe. A total of 37 opera boxes can seat 50 persons comfortably, with additional 100 persons on the floor seats. Adjoining Theatre Gallery is a separate space which can accommodate 160 persons in theatre seating.
The Arsenal capacity
Conference venue: 400 persons theatre seating
Gala dinner venue: 200 persons seating on rounds
The Venetian government had the church of St Veneranda built for Greek orthodox sailors, who served on Venetian ships, in the 17th century. Although the curch was Orthodox, it also had the Catholic altar dedicated to St. Francis, specially tended by a Roman Catholic priest, which was a rare ecumenical practice recorded at the time. There was also a monastery next to the church. Following a century of militarization of the fortress, a Croatian naturalist Grgur Bučić has founded a meteorological station within the complex in 1858 and has begun continous climate measurements. A memorial board and a sun clock on a small house stand as a testemony of these developments.
Conference seating: 950 persons theatre seating
Reception: 900 persons