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Trogir, a historic town of Croatia

 

Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia CountyCroatia, with a population of 10 thousand.

The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island that is connected to Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges.  

Trogir, UNESCO listed historic town of Croatia, near Split

 

It lies 27 km (17 miles) west of the city of Split.

 

 

This makes Trogir an easy day trip from Split and a relaxing place to spend a few days, taking an outing to nearby islands.

 

 

 

The historic centre of Trogir is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

 

Set within medieval walls, the pleasant tiny Old town is a treasure trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, Romanesque churches. 

 

 

Small narrow streets and small village squares, numerous restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and galleries, along with numerous cultural and music open air events give this town a special atmosphere of the Mediterranean.


Trogir is unique among Dalmatian towns for its lavish collection of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture; this, along with its magnificent cathedral, earned it World Heritage status in 1997.


The most significant building is the Trogir Cathedral with its west portal, a masterpiece by Dalmatian sculptor Radovan and the most significant example of Roman and Gothic art to be found in Croatia.

 

The best time to explore the ingenious architectural details that make this island so fascinating is late spring and early autumn. This is the time when the narrow streets flanked with ancient stone houses are not so busy with summer visitors. 

 

It boasts a wide seaside promenade lined with bars and cafes, and yachts in the summer.