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.

The most important sites include:

  • Historical city centre, with about 10 churches and numerous buildings from the 13th century
  • Trogir Cathedral (from 13th century) with the Portal of Master Radovan, the unique work of this Dalmatian artist
  • The city gate (from 17th century) and city walls (from 15th century)
  • The Fortress Kamerlengo (from 15th century)
  • The Duke’s Palace (from 13th century)
  • The big and small palaces Cipiko (from 15th century)
  • The city loggia (from 15th century)