Trogir, Split

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    Harbor view of the island town
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    Clock tower view from bell tower
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    Trogir-Out on the Island

    by BruceDunning Updated May 30, 2010

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    This island town is only 20 miles form Split and a nice visits for one day. There are sites to take in such as CAthedral of St. Lovre and bell tower, museum(but it was closed and has been for 2 years-so wait it out), Kamerlengo fortress at the end of the island, Lucic Palace, Town square and clock tower to name a few. There are not many places where you can go inside for viewing, or touring, though. The walk along the promenade is very nice.
    Trogi was called Tragurion and occupied by Greeks in 3rd century BC. It is an island with the canal for protection form land side intrusion, so defense was a goal of the old times. The town expanded with commerce of ship building, and trade of goods form distant places, and today; of course tourism is the main stay. By 1100 the Hungarian and Croat cultures settled here, but in 1132 the Islam Arabs destroyed the town. With the control by Venetians in 1420-1800, it again thrived, and the architecture is mostly from that era, even though St. Barbara church is from 9th century and St. Ivan Kristel and St. Lawrence from 13th century. The defense wall surrounding the town was destroyed during Austria rule of 1800-1918. The town is a UNESCO site now.

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    Another jewel

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated May 16, 2008

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    The little walled cities of Croatia are strung out along the coast like precious gems. Trogir, just 25km west of Split, is one such jewel. Although not really off the beaten track, it's well outside Split and you need to make a little effort to get here. Sitting on its own small islet, just a short bridge-span from the mainland, it's a very popular day trip for holiday makers in the area and I'm sure there are times when it gets really crowded.

    Don't let that put you off - it's a lovely place, a miniature mediaeval city of twisting alleys and narrow streets lined with old stone houses that all lead eventually to the central square, Trg Ivana Pavla, where a 15th century loggia and clock tower face the Katedrala Sveti Lovrijenac (the Cathedral of St Lawrence). The loggia once served as the city's courthouse, the judge's stone table is still in situ beneath a contemporary (1471) relief portraying Justice.

    The cathedral is a masterpiece of mediaeval architecture - its graceful belltower, beautiful interior and, of particular note, its truly splendid carved portal where lions support Adam and Eve, and scenes from the Bible combine with scenes of everday life along with saints and all the apostles in a wonderful mix of pre-Romaesque imagery.

    Umbrella-shaded cafes lining one side of the square are just the place for a short stop to rest the feet and enjoy a cooling beer. When lunch calls there are several attractive restaurants along the Riva, the seafront promenade to the south of the island. The impressive fortress at the end of the Riva was built by the Venetians in 1430.

    Keen sightseers will want to check out the city's other churches and towers, the walls and the Land Gate but the real pleasure of Trogir for me lies in simply wandering through the streets - the small details of a pretty window here; a charming balcony there; worn carved-stone lintels; washing hanging out to dry; glimpses into courtyards and stairways leading where?

    Buses run between Split ans Trogir throughout the day. As the city is truly tiny, without any hills, getting around on foot is easy. If you're drioving yourself, there is parking near the fortress.

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    Trogir

    by mvtouring Written Apr 18, 2004

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    Nearby, the tiny medieval city of Trogir, founded by the Greeks in the third century BC, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted for its beautiful Venetian Gothic stone buildings. By bus it will take you about 30-45 minutes from Split. If you're looking to escape the faster pace of Croatia's second largest town, Trogir is a wonderful place, a city with a charming and well-preserved Old Town, some impressive architecture and a great waterfront promenade
    To get their, go to the Suburban Bus Station in Split (a ten minute walk from the Old Town north on Domovinskog Rata). Take the #37 bus, which as of February 2004 was 18kn each way (about $3) and drops you off right in front of a small bridge that leads to the Land Gate, the northern entrance to the Old Town.

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    Trogir

    by acemj Updated Mar 9, 2004

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    Trogir is a picturesque town located only about 30-45 minutes from Split. If you're looking to escape the faster pace of Croatia's second largest town, Trogir is a wonderful place. Check out my Trogir page for details, but suffice it to say it's a great, relaxing day trip; a city with a charming and well-preserved Old Town, some impressive architecture and a gorgeous waterfront promenade lined with great cafes.

    To get their, go to the Suburban Bus Station in Split (a ten minute walk from the Old Town north on Domovinskog Rata). Take the #37 bus, which as of February 2004 was 18kn each way (about $3) and drops you off right in front of a small bridge that leads to the Land Gate, the northern entrance to the Old Town.

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    Trogir

    by canaglic Written Mar 12, 2003

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    Trogir

    Trogir - the small town and harbor at the end of the Kastelanski bay, 27 kilometres from Split. It lies on the small island between the island of Ciovo and land (draw bridge). Two millennia of stormy history have been written on this small islet straddling the isthmus between the gentle hills and fertile plain on the mainland and the coast of the island Ciovo.

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