The mansion of Hannibal Lucic (ca. 1530) is a monument of countryside architecture from the Renaissance period. It consists of two buildings and a spacious fenced-in Renaissance-style garden, with visible indications of the late Gothic.
Hannibal Lucić was a Croatian poet and playwright (1485 – 1553), descended from a noble family, and his life is known relatively little, mostly from letters to friends. He left the estate to his illegitimate son Anthony, who, after his father’s death, published most of his literary legacy entitled Compositions of Various Written Varieties (1556).
Behind Lucic remained a small but carefully selected opus. He, like many early Croatian writers, destroyed much of his youthful oeuvre, probably during the plague that ravaged Hvar in 1519. He left only a small number of youthful poems and a translation of Ovid’s heroism by Paris Eleni. He also showed his selectivity when composing the Writer Luveni Chancellor, which contains only 22 poems, but is nevertheless considered one of the best collections of love poetry in older Croatian literature.
The mansion houses the Museum, Library, Hannibal Lucic Salon, Dr. Grgur Bucic Natural History Cabinet and other funds and the State Archives – Hvar Branch
in summer: 9am – 1pm and 5pm – 11pm
in winter: 10-12 and by appointment.