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Historic City of Trogir

Historic City of Trogir: Trogir is located on an island in the Adriatic Sea, off the Croatian coast. The Historic City of Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. Trogir was founded by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC. The street plan of Trogir dates back to Ancient Greece, the two main streets cardo and decumanus are still in use. In the 9th century Trogir became part of the Byzantine province of Dalmatia, with the capital at Zadar. The City of Trogir was ruled by Hungary in the 12th century, by Venice from 1420 until 1797 and by Austria from 1797 until 1918. Trogir was part of former Yugoslavia, today it is a city in Croatia. The Cathedral of St. Lawrence is the most imposing monument in the Old City of Trogir. The cathedral is the best preserved Romanesque cathedral in Croatia. The construction of the Cathedral of St. Lawrence lasted several centuries and illustrates all the successive styles in Dalmatia. The construction started in the 13th century and was finished in the 17th century. The main west portal is a masterpiece of the Croatian artist Radovan, the portal is decorated with two sculpted lions, on their backs are the figures of Adam and Eve, which is also seen at Šibenik Cathedral. The Blessed Orsini Chapel is considered the most beautiful Renaissance monument in Dalmatia. From the Venetian period many outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings remain, such as the San Marco Tower and Kamerlengo Castle. The Historic City of Trogir is located about 28 km from the UNESCO World Heritage in Split. The Historic City of Trogir gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

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Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Marmont Glorijet. Napoleon took power over Dalmatia in 1806 and called it the Illyrian provinces, he...

Historic City of Trogir: The Marmont Glorijet. Napoleon took power over Dalmatia in 1806 and called it the Illyrian provinces, he ruled it until 1814. The Glorijet was built in honor of Auguste de Marmont, the French governor-general of the Illyrian provinces. The Marmont Glorijet was built only a few metres from the seaside. The Historic City of Trogir gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  1. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Marmont Glorijet. Napoleon took power over Dalmatia in 1806 and called it the Illyrian provinces, he...

    Historic City of Trogir: The Marmont Glorijet. Napoleon took power over Dalmatia in 1806 and called it the Illyrian provinces, he ruled it until 1814. The Glorijet was built in honor of Auguste de Marmont, the French governor-general of the Illyrian provinces. The Marmont Glorijet was built only a few metres from the seaside. The Historic City of Trogir gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  2. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The narrow Medieval streets of Trogir. Trogir was founded by Greek colonists, the city developed into an important...

    Historic City of Trogir: The narrow Medieval streets of Trogir. Trogir was founded by Greek colonists, the city developed into an important harbour until the Roman period. The original Greek layout of the streets has remained unchanged. The Cardo Maximus is running north-south and is still the main street of the old town of Trogir, the Decumanus Maximus is running east-west and also still in use.

  3. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Town Hall, the Rector's Palace, was the expression of the political and economic power of Trogir in the beginning...

    Historic City of Trogir: The Town Hall, the Rector's Palace, was the expression of the political and economic power of Trogir in the beginning of the 15th century. The Town Hall was destroyed and reconstructed in the 19th century, the façades were restored in the Renaissance style. The courtyard has a Gothic staircase and a Venetian wellhead, decorated with the winged lion of St. Mark, the coat of arms of the Venetian Republic.

  4. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Clock Tower is located next to the Town Hall of the historic City of Trogir. The Historic City of Trogir is a...

    Historic City of Trogir: The Clock Tower is located next to the Town Hall of the historic City of Trogir. The Historic City of Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The City of Trogir was ruled by Hungary in the 12th century, by Venice from 1420 until 1797 and by Austria from 1797 until 1918. Trogir was part of former Yugoslavia, today it is a city in Croatia. 

  5. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Bell Tower of St. Lawrence Cathedral. The construction of the tower started in the 14th century and was completed in...

    Historic City of Trogir: The Bell Tower of St. Lawrence Cathedral. The construction of the tower started in the 14th century and was completed in the 16th century. The tower is one of the most beautiful mixtures of architectural styles in Dalmatia. The tower has Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance decorations. The St. Lawrence Cathedral and the tower illustrates all the successive styles in Dalmatia.

  6. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Romanesque main portal of the St. Lawrence Cathedral (Sv. Lovre). The construction of the cathedral started in the...

    Historic City of Trogir: The Romanesque main portal of the St. Lawrence Cathedral (Sv. Lovre). The construction of the cathedral started in the 13th century and lasted several centuries, the cathedral was completed in the 17th century. The main portal is one of the most unique works of the Croatian artist Master Radovan, one of the greatest builders of his time. The St. Lawrence Cathedral is the best preserved Romanesque cathedral in Croatia.

  7. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The St. Lawrence Cathedral, the Portal of Radovan. The sculpted portal was created by the Croatian artist Radovan...

    Historic City of Trogir: The St. Lawrence Cathedral, the Portal of Radovan. The sculpted portal was created by the Croatian artist Radovan and completed in 1240. The main west portal is also known as the Portal of Radovan, the portal is decorated with two sculpted lions. On the backs of the two lions are the figures of Adam and Eve, whic is also seen at the Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik.

  8. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: A sculpture of the Christ pantocrator in the ceiling of the Blessed Orsini chapel. The Blessed Orsini Chapel is...

    Historic City of Trogir: A sculpture of the Christ pantocrator in the ceiling of the Blessed Orsini chapel. The Blessed Orsini Chapel is one of the most beautiful chapels of the St. Lawrence Cathedral, it is also considered the most beautiful Renaissance monument in Dalmatia. The cathedral is the best preserved Romanesque cathedral in Croatia. The construction started in the 13th century and was finished in the 17th century. 

  9. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Chapel of the Blessed Orsini, in the centre stands the tomb of the Blessed Orsini, surrounded by the statues of...

    Historic City of Trogir: The Chapel of the Blessed Orsini, in the centre stands the tomb of the Blessed Orsini, surrounded by the statues of the twelve apostles in shell-shaped niches. The Blessed Orsini chapel is one of the most beautiful chapels of the St. Lawrence Cathedral. Every centimetre of the chapel is decorated with sculptures. The chapel is dedicated to the patron saint of Trogir, Ivan Orsini, a bishop who lived in the 11th century.

  10. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The richly decorated ceiling of the Blessed Orsini chapel. The Blessed Orsini chapel is the most beautiful Renaissance...

    Historic City of Trogir: The richly decorated ceiling of the Blessed Orsini chapel. The Blessed Orsini chapel is the most beautiful Renaissance monument in Dalmatia. The chapel is one of the chapels of the St. Lawrence Cathedral. The Blessed Orsini chapel was built in 1468-1472 by Nikola Firentinac, one of the master builders of the Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik.

  11. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The 15th century Kamerlengo Castle was built by the Republic of Venice. The Kamerlengo Castle was built in...

    Historic City of Trogir: The 15th century Kamerlengo Castle was built by the Republic of Venice. The Kamerlengo Castle was built in stages. When the Venetians occupied Trogir in 1420, they expanded a nine-sided tower into the Kamerlengo Castle. During the summer the castle is used as a location of theatre performances.

  12. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The tower of St. Mark was built by the Venetian Republic in 1470. It was originally connected to the city walls and the...

    Historic City of Trogir: The tower of St. Mark was built by the Venetian Republic in 1470. It was originally connected to the city walls and the Kamerlengo Castle. The tower was built shortly after the Kamerlengo Castle in the Renaissance style. It was built to endure the attacks of the Ottomans. The tower of St. Mark is located on the north-western edge of the Historic City of Trogir.

  13. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Cipiko Palace was built by the Cipiko family. The palace is located in the town square, opposite the...

    Historic City of Trogir: The Cipiko Palace was built by the Cipiko family. The palace is located in the town square, opposite the St. Lawrence Cathedral. The façade of the Cipiko Palace has two rows of three-light windows in Venetian Gothic style. In the 15th century, the Cipiko family was one of the most prominent families of Trogir, they ruled the city for over 300 years.

  14. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Fish Market is an open loggia, it was built in 1527, the loggia was the former customs house of Trogir....

    Historic City of Trogir: The Fish Market is an open loggia, it was built in 1527, the loggia was the former customs house of Trogir. The Fish Market is located near the St. Nicholas Church and the Sea Gate, the south gate of the historic town of Trogir. On the south side of the town most of the medieval walls and towers have been preserved. Next to the Sea Gate, travelers could take shelter in a small porch, when the gate already was closed.

  15. Historic City of Trogir - Historic City of Trogir: The Sea Gate. The medieval centre of Trogir is surrounded by a 15th century wall with two gates, the Land Gate...

    Historic City of Trogir: The Sea Gate. The medieval centre of Trogir is surrounded by a 15th century wall with two gates, the Land Gate or North Gate (Kopnena Vrata) and the Sea Gate. The 17th century Land Gate was the main entrance to Historic City of Trogir. Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic Coast, it is located on a small island off the coast of Croatia.