Otok Hvar - Tourism

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In May, 1868, the Health Association was founded in Hvar and that event can be considered the beginning of modern organized tourism in general as there were no similar associations in Europe in that period. The first association of its kind in France, for example, was established in 1907 in Cannes. The Health Association called upon the Viennese court for financial help in building the hotel. They wanted Queen Elisabeth to be their sponsor and the hotel to carry her name. Outlines of the hotel were made in 1880 by the Viennese architect, Bernard Schwarz, and work began the following year whilst the medical 'Queen Elisabeth Hotel was completed in 1903. It had 26 rooms, 35 beds, a dining room and a coffee shop in the old municipal lodge and a reading room.

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Split and Dalmatia County Tourist Board
Address: Prilaz braće Kaliterna 10/I, p.p. 430,
21000 Split, Croatia Phone/fax: +385(0)21 490 032, , 490 033, 490 036 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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