November 12, 2011 – Trogir
After our visit to the Cathedral, we were on our own to roam the streets of Trogir. We had about an hour to explore. Here are some images from the streets of this great little town. Next, we will stop at an Old Mill on the way back to Split and sample their cheese, wine and ham.
Trogir is a historic town and harbor on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, with a population of 12,995 and a total municipality population of 13,322 . The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. It lies 27 kilometers west of the city of Split. Since 1997, the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. Trogir’s medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and a series of dwellings and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Trogir’s grandest building is the church of St. Lawrence, whose main west portal is a masterpiece by Radovan, and the most significant work of the Romanesque-Gothic style in Croatia.
Kamerlengo (Gradina Kamerlengo) is a castle and fortress in Trogir, Croatia. It was built by the Republic of Venice. The castle was built in the mid-15th century by Marin Radoj as part of an expansion of the Veriga Tower, built on the site in the late 14th century. It is used as a location for performances during the summer months. The word kamerlengo (Italian: camerlengo) refers to the title of a Venetian administrative official (a chamberlain).