Looking to do a spot of rock climbing this summer? There can be few better places than Hvar for location.
One of the most impressive buildings on the waterfront is the Municipal Hall next to the entrance of the square. Built in 1895 from stone imported from neighbouring Korcula, the palace was constructed in the Neo-Renaissance style and bears the 1871 Jelsa Municipality coat of arms.
Disaster struck the building in 2003, when fire broke out in the town's library on the top floor, leading to the loss of 10,000 books. Renovation has now been completed and the building now houses municipal offices, while the library is once more thriving in the town, having received numerous donations.