Trogir: sights, monuments and interesting places

WHAT TO SEE IN TROGIR

What to see in Trogir in 1-2 days? Although the town is very small, but there is an answer. Trogir attractions make a list of more than two dozen sites, but we will consider the most important ones that are a must-see for any traveler.

Trogir is a city of central Dalmatia with a population of 10,000 people. Not every city of this size has attractions at all, even Lenin will not be everywhere

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Trogir is connected to Split by a city bus line, but it’s much quieter and quieter than the bigger and more popular tourist city. And for those travelers who have already studied Split, it is easy to go here for a few days of sightseeing.

Sights of Trogir old town

View of the old town of Trogir

There are no sandy beaches in Trogir itself, here you can find only pebble and concrete beaches. If the existence of sandy beaches is important for you – read the article about the resorts of Croatia with sandy beaches.

If you’re a connoisseur of religious architecture, here you will find something to do. Trogir is in the leading place of all the cities in Croatia with the presence of cathedrals, churches, monasteries. But I will list the main iconic places that will add variety to your vacation at the sea.

Trogir sights on the map:

What to see in Trogir in 1-2 days

The following will be considered the main attractions of the city, which as you can see are all concentrated in the old town. And the old town is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Kamerlengo Fortress

  • A former naval base and defensive fort and now a historical open-air museum, a site for festivals and for the filming of movies like Game of Thrones. From the walls of the fortress you can enjoy stunning views of the city of Trogir. This is a favorite photo angle for travelers.
  • Official website: https://kula-kamerlengo-trogir.business.site/?m=true
  • Opening hours: Daily from 9:00 to 21:00
  • Entrance fee: 30 kuna
  • Time of visit: 30 minutes
  • Recommendations for visit: 4 out of 5.
  • Personal experience: the fortress is pretty empty inside, nothing much to see, I put this high rating only because of the beautiful view of the bay and the old town.

What to see in Trogir Kamerlengo Fortress

Fortress Kamerlengo – all tourists who come to Trogir visit it

St. Lovre Cathedral

  • It is the biggest and tallest building in Trogir. The bell tower of the cathedral can be seen from any part of the town. Inside the cathedral special attention should be paid to the chapel, all the most interesting things are there, 12 statues of the apostles made of stone look very impressive.
  • Every day from 9:00 to 18:00
  • Entry fee to the Cathedral: 30 Koons, the entrance ticket entitles you to go up to the bell tower
  • Time of visit: 50 minutes
  • Recommendations: 5 of 5.
  • Personal experience: if you have to choose between the Camerlengo and the Cathedral, the Cathedral is better, for the same money you can see the interior of the Cathedral and climb the observation deck of the bell tower

trogir cathedral sightseeing

North City Gate

  • This is the main entrance, and for many centuries also the only one, to the old town. From here you start to get to know the old town of Trogir. From the mainland to the island to the gate leads a small suspension bridge. Passing through it you feel as if you are going back in time for 6 centuries.
  • Opening hours: 24 hours a day
  • Entrance fee: free of charge
  • Time of visit: 5 minutes
  • Recommendations: 5 of 5.
  • Personal experience: iconic place in Trogir, impossible to pass by

main entrance to trogir old town

The main northern gate to Trogir old town

Main square of the city

  • The name of the landmark speaks for itself. It is the center and heart of Trogir old town. It concentrates all cultural, religious, political, economic and tourist life. On the square apart from the numerous restaurants and souvenir shops there is the City Hall, the palace of Cipico, the St. Sebastian Cathedral and the above mentioned Cathedral.
  • Opening hours: 24 hours a day
  • Entrance fee: free of charge
  • Time of visit: 60 minutes
  • Recommendations: 5 of 5.
  • Personal experience: heart of the whole city, the density of attractions per square meter is just off the charts

Trogir old town main attraction

Trogir’s main square, small but very impressive

The promenade along the sea

  • What makes Trogir different from many other tourist cities in Croatia is its promenade along the sea. Absolutely barrier-free environment, wide pedestrian promenade without cars, with free access to the sea. Go out for an evening stroll for dinner here is a pleasure.
  • Opening hours: 24 hours a day
  • Entrance fee: free of charge
  • Time of visit: 60 minutes
  • Recomendations: 5 of 5

what to see in trogir pedestrian promenade

Trogir promenade is very cool, you can just walk around and enjoy your holiday in Croatia

Trogir farmers market and fish market

  • Croatia is a sea country, and all Croats in addition to the abundance of sea products are proud of their natural farm products: cheeses, sausages, olive oil and more. We went to fish markets in every town and bought king prawns and fresh tuna for steaks. Grocery Farmer’s Market – located in Trogir across the street from the fish market.
  • Working hours: Fish market works from 6:00 to 12:00, grocery market from 8:00 to 15:00
  • Entrance fee: free of charge
  • Time of visit: 60 minutes
  • Information about prices in Croatian markets.
  • Recommendations: 5 of 5.
  • Personal experience: we bought fresh fish with farm vegetables and made our own seafood salads.

Trogir Fish Market

Trogir fish market, great selection, prices quite high, but everything is fresh

If Trogir is not the only city in your Croatian trip, read the link article about other attractions in almost all cities in Croatia.

In conclusion: the list of attractions in Trogir is not limited to this article. Once you come to this city, in addition to the beaches, you will easily find something to see in Trogir for the next few days. And the attractions of Trogir, as you can see, are not limited to the main square and the promenade.

There is something to see for every traveler.

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Trogir – the “stone beauty” of Croatia

Trogir (Croatia) is located two dozen kilometers from Split in the north. It is rightly called a museum city. The historical part of Trogir is located on an island away from the mainland, and for beach vacation tourists go to the island of Ciovo. Palaces, temples, fortifications and intricate network of narrow streets set Trogir apart from other cities in Croatia.

Trogir City

General Info

Trogir is a small Croatian resort which is cosier and less crowded than neighboring Split. The historical center is on the list of sites protected by UNESCO. Undoubtedly, Trogir in Croatia is worthy to be here. If you have vacationed before in other Croatian settlements, Trogir will by no means disappoint or even surprise you.

Trogir historic center

The city was founded by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC and everything that could interest a tourist is preserved here – palaces, temples, fortresses and museums. The local population lives mainly on the mainland and on the island of Ciovo, to get there, just cross the bridge from the old part of Trogir.

It is important! The best beaches are concentrated on the island of Ciovo, many tourists prefer to rent accommodation there, and come to the old part for excursions and sightseeing.

Trogir is a charming, small town with white walls of houses and red roofs. To see it and feel the spirit of Dalmatia, it is enough to climb one of the observation decks.

Good to know! It is best to walk early in the morning or late in the evening. At this time, the city streets are empty, which gives Trogir a special charm. During the daytime, you can use the services of a guide who will not only show you the most interesting sights but also tell you many curious things.

Trogir waterfront

Walking through the streets of Trogir, you plunge into the history of the Middle Ages. Despite the fact that the sightseeing takes no more than 3 hours, emotions will last for a long time. In addition to historical and architectural attractions there are many souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants.

If you do not live in Trogir, visit the resort by sea streetcar. A trip along the Adriatic Sea will bring a lot of pleasant emotions, the trip is full of picturesque landscapes of Croatia.

Useful information! The trip from Split by sea takes only 1 hour and 10 minutes, the round-trip ticket price is about 70 kuna.

Externally, Trogir resembles the castle of Emperor Diocletian in Split – it is a scaled-down copy of it. Be sure to visit the Camerlengo Fortress, built in the 15th century, from its observation deck you can enjoy amazing views of the entire city.

View of Trogir city

Photo: Trogir (Croatia).

Trogir sights

All the main attractions of Trogir in Croatia are concentrated in the ancient part of the city, this is where travelers from all over the world come.

The church is located on the John Paul II square and dominates the city. Previously the site of the cathedral was a church that was destroyed in the 12th century. Later, in 1193, construction of a new temple was begun and completed a few decades later.

St. Lawrence Cathedral

The modern version of the temple is a construction with three aisles in the Romanesque style; the architectural ensemble is complemented by a bell tower in the Gothic style.

The Romanesque portal, built in the middle of the 13th century, is a distinctive feature of the cathedral. It is the most valuable example of art by local craftsmen.

The portal of St. Lawrence Cathedral

The portal is decorated with biblical scenes, and there are images of plants and animals. The artists also came up with symbolic images for each month of the year, for example, December is a hunter fighting a wild boar, and February is a girl with a fish. On both sides of the portal are sculptures of Adam and Eve, they were depicted on the backs of predators – a lion and a lioness.

Interior decoration of the temple

The chapel also deserves close attention, it was built in the period from 1468 to 1472. Inside, there are 12 sculptures of the apostles and a sarcophagus with the remains of St. John, the first bishop of Trogir in Croatia.

The interior design of the temple is quite simple – the pulpit, built in the 13th century, is made of stone and covered with statues. The seats are wooden and the altar is decorated with paintings.

Bell tower

Undoubtedly the main decoration of the temple is the 47-meter-high bell tower, which was rebuilt twice – in the 15th and 16th centuries. The window apertures are decorated with carvings. After climbing the bell tower, tourists find themselves on the observation deck from which there is an amazing view of the entire Trogir.

  • From November to April – from 8-00 to 12-00;
  • from April to May – from 8-00 to 18-00 on weekdays and from 12-00 to 18-00 at weekends;
  • June through July – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends;
  • July through September – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.

If you do not visit this Trogir sight, the trip will be incomplete. From the observation deck of the bell tower you have amazing views of the white walls and tile roofs. You can also see the azure sea and the island of Ciovo.

View from the Bell Tower

The bell tower is located opposite the church of St. Lawrence. From the outside the landmark looks very picturesque, tourists are attracted by the Italian architecture that dominates this part of Croatia. The blue dial on the white walls is the symbol of Trogir. The tower dominates the city in Croatia, so it is built here one of the best viewing platforms, where you can see not only the resort, but also the sea, green hills and mountains in the distance.

Useful things to know! The stairs that lead to the observation deck are very steep, it is quite difficult to climb. In addition, the steps are narrow, in some places even two people find it difficult to pass, but the view from the top is worth the effort.

There are several fortifications in the city, each is a real open-air museum, but the main attraction of Trogir is the construction of Kamerlengo. Enemy troops from Venice repeatedly tried to seize the city and when they succeeded, they built a fortress which became the greatest defense structure in Europe. The fortress was able to withstand the longest siege, thanks to which the Italians were able to stay in Trogir for a long time.

Fortress of Camerlengo

An interesting fact! To enter the territory of the fortress you can only use the bridge across the moat.

Courtyard

The attraction has quite a unique atmosphere which you can feel walking around the courtyard and looking at ancient coats of arms of Venetian noble families. In the castle is often filmed scenes of historical movies, and in the warmer months there are festivals and various cultural events.

You can visit the castle every day from 9:00 to 19:00, in the summer the walls of the structure are open until late at night.

Beaches

In addition to sightseeing, guests of Trogir have the opportunity to relax on the beaches of the city of Croatia and its surroundings. Consider the places where you can do this.

The beach is located within Trogir between the Old Town and the New Bridge Ciovo. Its length is about 100 meters, covered with very fine light pebbles, at the entrance to the water in some parts there are large stones. The beach is suitable for children, as there are no big waves and the sea is smooth, the water is clean. In general, the place is unremarkable, but if your goal is only to freshen up in the sea, this beach in Trogir can satisfy this request. A “thing” here is the swings in the water, where you can take beautiful pictures.

Trogir city beach, Croatia

There is a paid parking lot next to the beach, but you can park for free near the church. On Gradska Plaža itself there are 2 reasonably priced cafe bars where you can eat and drink.

Located 3 km from Trogir. The Copacabana beach which is 2 km long is considered to be the best on the territory of Trogir Riviera. With its carefree and fun atmosphere it resembles Brazilian beaches. There are excellent conditions for relaxation, it is possible to rent the necessary equipment for water sports.

Kava beach

At the east end of the island is Kava beach. It is deserted, the water is clean and clear, and the beach is covered in pine trees. The resort is 12km away and can be reached by car or bicycle.

A beautiful place for recreation is the bay Krknjasi. It is a special place in Croatia, where it was possible to preserve the untouched nature – a true tropical paradise. The bay is rightly included in the list of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic Sea.

Medena Beach, Ciova Island

Medena Beach

Not far from Seget there is a 3 km long Medena beach with pine trees on the shore and a perfect environment for families with children. In the evening you can walk along the promenade, have a bite to eat in a restaurant or bar. There is a ferry from Trogir to the beach.

In the southern part of Ciova in a small cove Mavarstica there is a beach with white sand – White Beach, which is famous for its crystal clear water.

Pantan beach

A few kilometers from the center of Trogir in the direction of Split is Pantan beach. Pleasant shade is created by the pine trees on the shore, and you can eat in a cafe or restaurant. The sea here is shallow and warm, the beach is covered with fine pebbles. In this place, the river flows into the sea and the water is not perfectly clear, rather it is even muddy.

It is more convenient to get there by car or bicycle, but you can also walk. Bear in mind that there are no facilities on this beach.

Just a note! We tell you about the best beaches in Split and the surrounding area on this page.

How to get there

Bus #37 from Split

The main bus station is located on the mainland of Trogir, near the bridge that connects it to the old part of the resort. There are buses #37 from Split to the island in 20-30 minutes.

There is also an intercity bus service between Trogir and the largest cities in Croatia – Zadar, Zagreb, Dubrovnik. The schedule can be found at the station. As a rule, transport leaves every 30 minutes. Tickets can also be purchased here.

Trogir is located near the international airport, only 25 km. The road by car takes about 20 minutes.

Everyone who finds himself in a small and cozy town of Trogir (Croatia), falls in love with him forever. Holidays in Croatia, do not miss the chance to visit this amazing resort.

Video: view of Trogir from the air, sights of the city.

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