Trogir is a harbor town located at the coast of the Adriatic Sea, in central Dalamtia. It was established in the 3rd century B.C. by Greek colonists from the island of Issa, From that moment on, Trogir became a meaningul harbor. The Old Town of Trogir was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Along the harbor there is wide boulevard, which is lined with palm trees. It is the centre of the city’s night life. Trogir has several interesting attractions that are definitely worth checking out while visiting this gorgeous city. Here are a few attractions you cannot miss during your trip to Trogir.
The Trogir cathedral
The Trogir cathedral, or the Cathedral of st. Lawrence, is a Roman Catholic basilica constructed in romanesque-gothic style. It was built in the place of an Early Christian cathedral, which was destroyed in the 12th century, when the town was sacked by the Saracens in 1123.
The construction of the bell tower began in the late of the 14th century, but it wasn’t completed until the late 16th century.
The Trogir cathedral is the most archaic example in the construction of interior arcades in Dalmatia.
In the 15th century, a large vestibule was added to the cathedral, and the artistically well-created rosette in gothic style on the western facade is also from that period.
The island of Ciovo
Ciovo is an island located in central Dalmatia, which protects the town of Trogir and the Kastela gulf.
The remainings of forts and walls, as well as the local artefacts indicate that the Island of Ciovo was already inhabited in prehistoric times. During the reign of the Roman Empire, the island of Ciovo served as a shelter for exiled people, and in the 5th century it was also an eremitic retreat. The situation of the island changed in 1451. At that time, because of the even more frequent Ottoman sieges, the Republic of Venice, which had control over the town oif Trogir since 1420, allowed the population of Dalmatia to settle on the nearby islands. During the middle ages, Ciovo had countlesss villages. The remainings of the pre-romanesque churcxh of st. Peter have been discovered not far fron Slatine. Meanwhile, the medieval church of st. Maurice has been preserved in Zedno. The population of Ciovo increased in the 15th century because of the settlement of refugees, who ran away from the Turks.
The Kamerlengo castle
The Kamerlengo castle is a castle in Trogir. It is lcoated on the southwestern edhe of the city, in the corner of the walls. The most ancienr part of the castle is a polygonal tower, constructed in the late 14th century, and the walls gained their current form during the reign of Venetians. The castle was constructed by state enginee Lorenzo Picino and protomaster Marin Rado between 1420 and 1437.
The Kamerlengo castle was constructed in the southwestern part of the city, with the purpose of protecting the sea canals and access to the port. The fort was surrounded by a patrol with a retaining wall. The main gate with a drawbridge is located on the north side of the castle. In the middle of the curtain on the south, west and north sides, there is a berteska with a hanging bow on consoles. The castle was constructed after the year 1420, when the Venetian Republic conquered Trogir.
The Cipiko Palace
The Cipiko Palace consists of two buildings, which are connected to each other with a small bridge, which is thrown over a narrow street. It was constructed in 1457 for the Cipiko family, which was the wealthiest family in Trogir at that time. The first floor stands out with its two large triforiums with a balustrade from bright stone. At the edges of the palace there are two pilasters, which are ornamented with spiral-themed decorations. Betweeb the arches there are four statues of angels. Two central angels are holding scrolls with teas of the Cipiko family. Currently, the palace is the location of a travel agency. On the wall in the hall, visitors can see a giant wooden rooster, which used to be a decoration for a Turkish warship.