In the past, the town was one of the cultural centers of Dalmatia: in the 13th century enriched with the master works of master Radovan and Ivan Lucius, who filled the town with famous sculptors, architectures and paintings. The Radovan Portal was finished in 1240, and is a unique monumental work of this great Croatian artist, of whom the inscription on the base of the lunette says he is "the best of all in this artisanship". The old town core has been formed between the 13th and 15th century inside defense walls that were restored by Venice in the 15th century. They also added two forts that are still preserved: Castle Kamerlengo and the Tower of Saint Marc. Castle Kamerlengo is situated in the south-west side of the island. Its present shape is in the exact state as it was in the 15th century. South of the castle is the tower of Saint Marc also from the 15th century, and between the tower and the castle there is a gloriet from the time of the French occupation. The eastern part of the town has developed around the main square with the cathedral. The western part named Pasika, was built later in the century. The entrance into the town from the north is through the renaissance town gates from the 17th century with the sculpture of Blessed John Orsini, the patron of the town. On the main square is the cathedral from the 13th – 15th century with characteristics of both Romanesque and Gothic styles. The entrance of the cathedral holds the most valuable work of the Romanesque sculpture in Dalmatia – the portal of master Radovan from 1240.
Trogir is situated in the middle of Dalmatia, on the Adriatic coast. Due to its position and natural protection, it is one of the most popular sea-ports and destinations for nautical tourists. Numerous attractions such as Dubrovnik, Šibenik, Zadar and national parks are within the radius of only a couple hundred kilometers. Since Trogir is not far from the airport, only 5 kilometers; to the exit for the high-road only 15 kilometers, no matter where you come from, not one port, not one island is that far from Trogir to make this town unavoidable. Add to this the number sunny days and you have an ideal destination for adventures exploring of Dalmatia, a lazy vacation, escape from land and wondering through the aquarium of the Adriatic. Trogir, a town which today is on the UNESCO list of the World Cultural Heritage as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe, offers a lot of sights that are worth visiting. Must-see sights are: Cathedral of Saint Lawrence with its remarkable portal by Master Radovan, the Kamerlengo Fortress, the Town Gate, the Čipiko Palace, the Town Hall, the Church of Saint Nicholas, the city museum, the picture gallery and the ‘Kairos’ art collection.
What to visit in Trogir
Spend your summer and holidays with us. From town of Trogir you can visit:
- National park Krka (one of the most attractive NP with a massive, clear, natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other)
- National park Kornati (the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea - includes 109 islands, of which 76 are less than 1 hectare in size)
- daily or half day sailing excursion / Rent a sail boat. Usually it goes to one of next destinations: Krknjaši islands, Maslinica (Šolta) or some other beautiful islands and hidden bays where you can swimm in crystal clear water of Adriatic sea.
- Split is only 30 km from Trogir and there you can visit its famous Diocletians palace which is named after its creator, the Roman Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian.
- beach Copacabana in Okrug Gornji, just 2 km from center of Trogir and there is boat taxi going every 30 minutes connecting Trogir and this beautiful beach
- Zlatni Rat beach, often referred to as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn on the southern coast of the Croatian island of Brač, in the region of Dalmatia. It extends into the Hvar Channel, which is home to strong currents. The landform itself is mostly composed of a white small pebble and sand beach, with a Mediterranean pine grove.
All these are only a step away from apartments Kod Šime. We wish you pleasent stay in Trogir!