If you are heading to the Dalmatian coast then you will have to make a stop in Trogir Croatia. Trogir Croatia is one of my favorite places in Croatia. It is a small coastal town located approximately 45 minutes north of Split Croatia.
The beautiful town of Trogir is hidden within medieval walls and it is a tiny island with two bridges. One connecting to the mainland and the other connecting to the island of Čiovo. Trogir has been nicknamed Adriatic’s Venice. I have also heard it called the mini French Riviera. I have been lucky enough to visit during many summers and have enjoyed all that there is to offer.
Trogir, once called Trau by the Venetians, earned World Heritage status in 1997 due to the numerous Romanesque and Renaissance buildings. Trogir has maze-like streets that will lead you to so many hidden gems. You will find Gothic houses, courtyards, and other architectural treasures.
Don’t let this little island full you. Trogir is full of life! One of the best places to be on a hot summer night is strolling the promenade also called the “Riva” which is lined with yachts on one side and cafes and bars on the other side.
Top Sights To Visit in Trogir
Climb to the top of St. Lovro (St.Lawrence) Bell Tower
The Cathedral of St. Lawrence, St. Lovro, is located in the center of the town square. The Cathedral of St. Lawrence (Katedrala Sv. Lovre) is a part of the historic core of Trogir and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The cathedral is mostly in Romanesque style as the construction took place in the 13th century and was completed in 1251.
Stroll the Riva Trogir Croatia
In the evening is when the Riva comes alive with families and locals strolling with ice cream in hand and people watching. During high season expect the Riva to be crowded. It is also very common to see the Riva lined with large yachts.
Great Views from Fortresses Kamerlengo
Fortress Kamerlengo was built by Venetians in Xlll – XV century as a naval base for their navy forces in this part of Adriatic. The Fortress has been used for concerts and also as an open air cinema. There is an entrance fee where you can climb to the top for great city views.
The Clock Tower and City Loggia
The Clock Tower is one of Trogir’s most famous landmarks. It was built in the 14th Century and features Nikola Firentinac’s Justice and other works of art. Attached to the loggia is a Clock Tower with a blue clock dial. During the summer months, this is a great spot to sit and people watch.
During the 15th century, Cipiko Palace was home to Trogir’s most prominent family. Today its architecture and furnishings are what draw visitors, who also marvel at an intricately carved Venetian-Gothic triple window.
Get Lost in the Maze of Streets
Strolling the old city streets you’ll notice many outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.
Visit the Pijaca – The Market
For a true taste of local Croatian food make sure to walk through the market. Trogir is known for smokve (figs), šipak (pomegranite), blitva (swiss chard), and luk (garlic). You will also find watermelon, mandarins, peaches and so many other fruits and vegetables.
Eat Street Food in Trogir
Once in the market, you will notice food kiosks selling topli sandvice (warm sandwiches). They are usually made with Ćevapi ((pronounced Che-vap or Che-vap-ee). They look like mini breakfast sausages without the casing. Usually served with onions and Ajvar, a condiment made from eggplant and peppers.
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