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The medieval city of Trogir stands on an island but the new city extends north on the continent and south on the large Ciovo island. In 1976, Trogir had 5.000 inhabitants, 10,000 in 2005.

The island was first inhabited by the Illyrians but the city was founded in the 4th century BC by Greek settlers from Vis under the name of Tragurion (goat island). Being on an island and strongly fortified behind its city wall, it was able to resist to the Goths and to the Avars invasions. It was ruled by the Romans, later, in the early Middle Ages by Byzance, later again by Croatian kings, by Hungarian kings and after 1420 and until 1797, like most of the Dalmatian coast, Trogir became a part of the Republic of Venice. Many landmarks in Trogir are still known under their Venetian (=Italian) name as well as under their Croatian name.

Trogir is on the Unesco World Heritage list of sites.

Map of the old city of Trogir borrowed from1976 Nagel guide "Yougoslavie" (in French). Transcription of the legend :
1- Sveti Lovre (San Lorenzo) : Saint Lawrence
2- Palazzo Cipico (Ċipiko) : Cipiko Palace
3- Pošta : Post Office
4- Hotel Radovan
5- Palazzo del Comune : City Hall
6- Sveti Barbara : Church Saint Barbara
7- Sveti Jovan : Saint John
8- Muzej : Museum
9-Sveti Nikola : Saint Nicholas
10- Sveti Duje : Saint Dominic
11- Kamerlengo : Kamerlengo
12- Gospa od Karmine : Church
13- Sveti Petar : Saint Peter
14- Loggia : Loggia

  • Last visit to Trogir: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • 7_seconds's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2011 at 5:45 AM

    It's true that we locals call the cathedral st. John, but in fact it is St. Lovre (Lawrence) cathedral :) very nice page! greets!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your putting in maps of certain areas. They are hard to find on line, and instead of wandering to find the visitor center, you already have me a the path. Great job as usual Mr. # 2.

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    Jun 12, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Trogir seems to be a great tourist destination with considerable number of excellent historical sites! St. Dominic Monastery, Cipiko Palace, 1600 AD Pyramid and the City Loggia look interesting to explore! ~ho & pang

  • betako3's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2007 at 10:52 AM

    Ice cream! That's what I remember about Trogir, too. The have probably the best ice cream I've ever eaten.

  • Feb 24, 2007 at 4:08 AM

    the name of the church is the church of all saints

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2007 at 1:09 PM

    Trogir looks like a town that is standing still in time. My kind of place. Thank you for the great introduction to the lovely town.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2007 at 11:03 AM

    I wouldn't mind getting lost for a while in the old city of Trogir, wandering endlessly in those small streets with all those old houses! Great page Jean-Louis! Makes me wish for spring and new travels :-)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2006 at 2:50 PM

    Interesting page on Trogir. I could get into exploring all those narrow passages winding through the city. What do they have interesting to buy here?

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 8:33 AM

    Great information here. I remember some of those narrow streets in your photos.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2006 at 11:59 AM

    Fascinating and beautiful architecture. I like especially pictures of a house with a triforium and Mala Loža! A lot of interesting info including on Augustin Kazotiċ. Great job!


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