Krcic Broj 4, Okrug Gornji, Ciovo, 21223, Croatia
More about Trogir
Historical centre of Trogir
Entry door is open
Perspective of the stariwell size
Panorama of Kastelas
Travel Tips for Trogir
The cathedral of St. Lawrence
The most valuable monument of Trogir is the three-nave Cathedral of St. Lawrence built from 13-15 century. Its huge proportions dominates the old core of the town and whole islet aswell.
Btw, the front facade of the dathedral is still under the major reconstruction works but, as I was told, it will be finshed before high season. The portal of the cathedral was designed by master Radovan and it is a unique masterpiece work. It is decorated by reliefs and sculptures representing the life style of the time.
The house of Petar Berislavic
Petar Berislavic is a very important person from the history of Croatia. Actually, he was Croatian viceroy, the opponent of Venetians and heroic fighter against the Turks. Trogir is the town where he was born and lived.
When you approach by sea, this fortress built by the Venetians in the 15th century stands as a lighthouse, announcing the town laying in the back.
When you arrive, it "sits" discreetly in the back, composing the beautiful look of the Riva. Very nice from all the angles!
When you stroll along the passages and the alleys of old Trogir, you are sure to discover the unexpected !
On the first photo, a sign says "Agencija za promet nekretnina Nirvana". Am I wrong to assume that this is an agency that should put you in communication with the Nirvana ? There should be a better translation !
The second photo shows a peaceful cloister, another kind of Nirvana, may be !
Trogir, an island from the Middle Ages
The medieval city of Trogir stands on an island but the new city extends north on the continent and south on the large Ciovo island. In 1976, Trogir had 5.000 inhabitants, 10,000 in 2005.
The island was first inhabited by the Illyrians but the city was founded in the 4th century BC by Greek settlers from Vis under the name of Tragurion (goat island). Being on an island and strongly fortified behind its city wall, it was able to resist to the Goths and to the Avars invasions. It was ruled by the Romans, later, in the early Middle Ages by Byzance, later again by Croatian kings, by Hungarian kings and after 1420 and until 1797, like most of the Dalmatian coast, Trogir became a part of the Republic of Venice. Many landmarks in Trogir are still known under their Venetian (=Italian) name as well as under their Croatian name.
Trogir is on the Unesco World Heritage list of sites.
Map of the old city of Trogir borrowed from1976 Nagel guide "Yougoslavie" (in French). Transcription of the legend :
1- Sveti Lovre (San Lorenzo) : Saint Lawrence
2- Palazzo Cipico (Ċipiko) : Cipiko Palace
3- Pošta : Post Office
4- Hotel Radovan
5- Palazzo del Comune : City Hall
6- Sveti Barbara : Church Saint Barbara
7- Sveti Jovan : Saint John
8- Muzej : Museum
9-Sveti Nikola : Saint Nicholas
10- Sveti Duje : Saint Dominic
11- Kamerlengo : Kamerlengo
12- Gospa od Karmine : Church
13- Sveti Petar : Saint Peter
14- Loggia : Loggia
Popular Hotels in Trogir
Obala bana Berislavica 22, Obala Bana BerislaviÄ‡a 22, Trogir