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UNESCO Trogir shows how Croatia looked during its golden age

The Riva in Trogir is one of the most beautiful in Croatia; directly across the water is the 30 sq km island Ciovo which has the best views of Trogir

The Riva in Trogir is one of the most beautiful in Croatia; directly across the water is the 30 sq km island Ciovo which has the best views of Trogir

Originally two towers were planned for Saint Lawrence's Cathedral but only one was built; unlike many other cities, Trogir is composed almost entirely of centuries-old, historic buildings with no cars allowed except around the perimeter of the island

Originally two towers were planned for Saint Lawrence's Cathedral but only one was built; unlike many other cities, Trogir is composed almost entirely of centuries-old, historic buildings with no cars allowed except around the perimeter of the island

I've visited Trogir several times, including with my parents, Lee and Ruben, and it hasn't changed in 15 years; there are lots of tourists but it's not as packed as Dubrovnik or Diocletian's Palace in Split

I've visited Trogir several times, including with my parents, Lee and Ruben, and it hasn't changed in 15 years; there are lots of tourists but it's not as packed as Dubrovnik or Diocletian's Palace in Split

Saint Dominic's Monastery was built in 1425 with the church added later; it is one of 10 churches on the small island built between the 13th and 15th centuries

Saint Dominic's Monastery was built in 1425 with the church added later; it is one of 10 churches on the small island built between the 13th and 15th centuries

Finished in 1240, the Romanesque portal of Saint Lawrence's Cathedral is a monumental and perhaps unique work of the great Croatian artist Radovan

Finished in 1240, the Romanesque portal of Saint Lawrence's Cathedral is a monumental and perhaps unique work of the great Croatian artist Radovan

The town clock tower was incorporated into Saint Sebastian's Church; the church was built in 1476 as a votive church or offering given by the citizens as thanks for deliverance from the plague

The town clock tower was incorporated into Saint Sebastian's Church; the church was built in 1476 as a votive church or offering given by the citizens as thanks for deliverance from the plague

The most imposing monument in Trogir is the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence; construction began in 1213 but didn't finish until the 17th century resulting in a mix of architectural styles

The most imposing monument in Trogir is the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence; construction began in 1213 but didn't finish until the 17th century resulting in a mix of architectural styles

The Great Cipiko Palace is an ensemble of Romanesque buildings from the early 1400s; Trogir today has a population of 10,818

The Great Cipiko Palace is an ensemble of Romanesque buildings from the early 1400s; Trogir today has a population of 10,818

I stayed on the island of Ciovo across from Trogir before flying out; the view was spectacular, especially early in the morning

I stayed on the island of Ciovo across from Trogir before flying out; the view was spectacular, especially early in the morning

The Saint Mark Tower is on the northwest corner of the island and used to be connected to the city walls; it was begun in 1470 and finished at the end of the 15th century

The Saint Mark Tower is on the northwest corner of the island and used to be connected to the city walls; it was begun in 1470 and finished at the end of the 15th century

The late-Renaissance North Gate is the main town entrance and guarded by Saint Ivan Trogirski, protector of the town; Trogir was unusually quiet since there were no cruise ships in Split

The late-Renaissance North Gate is the main town entrance and guarded by Saint Ivan Trogirski, protector of the town; Trogir was unusually quiet since there were no cruise ships in Split

The town loggia dates from the 13th century; it served as a public gathering space and legal proceedings would take place here (contracts signed, laws proclaimed, etc)

The town loggia dates from the 13th century; it served as a public gathering space and legal proceedings would take place here (contracts signed, laws proclaimed, etc)

Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland (separated by this channel) and the island of ─îiovo; since 1997, the historic center of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites for its Venetian architecture

Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland (separated by this channel) and the island of ─îiovo; since 1997, the historic center of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites for its Venetian architecture

Legend has it that Queen Mary, wife of King Bela IV of Hungary, founded Saint Peter's Church in 1242; it has an interesting wooden 18th century coffered ceiling, divided into semi-oval, oval and hexagonal boxes decorated with molded frames

Legend has it that Queen Mary, wife of King Bela IV of Hungary, founded Saint Peter's Church in 1242; it has an interesting wooden 18th century coffered ceiling, divided into semi-oval, oval and hexagonal boxes decorated with molded frames

The Kamerlingo Fortress was built between 1420 and 1437 following the Venetian conquest of the city; while Split is 24 kms from the Split airport, Trogir is only 6 kms away

The Kamerlingo Fortress was built between 1420 and 1437 following the Venetian conquest of the city; while Split is 24 kms from the Split airport, Trogir is only 6 kms away

Trogir Town Hall  was reconstructed in 1890 from what was the Duke's Palace; the tourist information office is conveniently located here

Trogir Town Hall was reconstructed in 1890 from what was the Duke's Palace; the tourist information office is conveniently located here

In 1420 the period of long-term Venetian rule began and lasted nearly four centuries, when Trogir was one of the best cities in the Balkans with a rich economy and plenty of Renaissance works of art and architecture

In 1420 the period of long-term Venetian rule began and lasted nearly four centuries, when Trogir was one of the best cities in the Balkans with a rich economy and plenty of Renaissance works of art and architecture

Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in all of Central Europe; the medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods

Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in all of Central Europe; the medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods

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