Historic city of Trogir – ''Castle on the water''
Trogir counts as one of those historic places for which we could say, (if the licent of poetics is allowed;) 'it exist for all eternity'. The beginning of life in this picturesque town is lost in the pre-history while the oldest findings date back to 2000 years before our era. Such early interest for this area is caused by natural, ecological reasons as well as the convenient seating of its historical core.
Trogir is therefore a part of those small, age-old settlements that do not arise on the basis of a decision or emergency as a resort, but by a natural, urgent search for the best possible location you could call home.
Pavao Andreis, croatian historian, summarized the basic characteristic of Trogir with a quote: "Its scope does not exceed 750 paces, but in the brilliance of its pearls it retains what is necessary for the abundance of a city''
Truly, such vibrant town, miniature by dimensions and by apperance, seems like a giant castle floating right by the adriatic coast. Troughout the history it has been conquered several times. During the 1st century it became Roman municipium called Tragurium, which in translation stands for 'the town od goats' and this name existed for many ceturies ahead.
For thousands of years it has attracted invaders, warriors and individuals in search for its benefits, and now it appeals thousands of tourists every year interested in its history, elegance and the leisure type of life that is present troughout this area.
The town is intertwinded with many narrow streets planned for a cause of protection from extreme heats and the cold wind called Bura.
The most important sites to visit in this adriatic pearl are the historical city core, with around 10 churches and numerous buildings from the 13th century situated in such a small area, the Fortress Kamerlengo, which is a favourite party location during the summer season, the Cathedral od Saint John – the protector of the city, of which the bell has been built trough 400 years and therefore contains elements from three different architectural eras, Baroque, Romanticism and Gothics. Other sites incude the big and small palaces Ćipiko from the 15th century and the city loggia also from that time in which the court judged the perpetrators of the city.
In the year 1997. Trogir was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage list as a whole since it is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only on the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe.
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