Historic City of Trogir

Trogir, Croatia

The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. Since 1997, it has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites for its Venetian architecture.

Trogir has 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its culture was created under the influence of the ancient Greeks, and then the Romans, and Venetians. Trogir has a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortress on a small island. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.

Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. Trogir's medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and a series of dwellings and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Trogir's grandest building is the church of St. Lawrence, whose main west portal is a masterpiece by Radovan, and the most significant work of the Romanesque-Gothic style in Croatia.

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Founded: 3rd century BCE
Category: Historic city squares, old towns and villages in Croatia

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Robert M (14 months ago)
A breathtaking place with incredible history and monuments. It is enchanting to move through the streets of Trogir and the places where Vinneta was filmed. Beauty is one of my favorites.
Kamila Cz (15 months ago)
A wonderful place with an amazing atmosphere.
Petr Havel (15 months ago)
Trogir at Christmas time.
Alev B. (2 years ago)
Charming Croatian coastal town with small curvy cobblestone streets and beautiful bay area. Full of tourists and restaurants. Very lovely and lively place. Easily ranks for my TOP summer holiday destination.
Dalibor Gazur (2 years ago)
Beautiful city
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