Trogir is a historic town and a harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, with a population of 10,800. The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. It lies 27 kilometres (17 miles) west of the city of Split.
Trogir has 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its culture was created under the influence of the ancient Greeks, and then the Romans, and Venetians. It is the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town, not only on the Adriatic, but in the whole Central Europe, and in the true sense of the word is a real town – a museum. In 1997, it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. “The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.” says the UNESCO report. The most impressive building is the Trogir Cathedral with its west portal, a masterpiece of Master Radovan and the most significant example of roman and gothic art in Croatia.
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