Visiting Trogir – UNESCO Heritage
Almost a miniature of Dubrovnik, this is a wonder. Easy to visit, it’s another mandatory point in Central Croatia.
It is not difficult to accept UNESCO decision to declare it World Heritage, as it is one of the most remarkable sites we saw in Croatia.
No surprise the crowds everywhere, that jammed the maritime access. And that was the only drawback, delaying our arrival to Split.
Like almost all cities in Croatia, the old town is a pleasant mix of classified buildings and commercial locations, turning the walk around in a constant stop and go, to see a detail, to buy something, or just have a drink or ice cream.
No time to get bored or tired!
St Lawrence cathedral
This was, in my humble opinion, the most remarkable cathedral I saw in Croatia.
The main door, dating from the 13th century is precious.
No more wars, and let it last!
Inside St Lawrence Cathedral
Classified as UNESCO heritage, I think that this magnificent church, specially the chapel of Blessed John of Trogir, really deserves your careful attention, and a detailed look.
John Paul II Square
This is a beautiful square, surrounded by some of the most beautiful buildings in town, namely City Hall, St Barbara church, clock tower, and other.
A Spanish look
Iron is used, here and there, providing a Mediterranean look, but nowhere in Croatia I saw a courtyard so clearly marrying Greek and Spanish look as in Trogir.
The world is really small!
The sea front is a pleasant walkway, with esplanades, and relaxing places in the shade.
Some stalls with local products align discreetly in the back, giving life to the place.
Please don’t ask me about prices…
When you approach by sea, this fortress built by the Venetians in the 15th century stands as a lighthouse, announcing the town laying besides it. When you arrive, it “sits” discreetly in the back, composing the beautiful look of the Riva. Very nice from all the angles!
Boat Jam – A delay in Trogir
Despite being accessible by car, the boat traffic in the port was very intense.
This forced the boats to line waiting for their turn to dock. The commercial lines have priority, so when you think it’s your turn, a ferry approaches and everyone stops waiting for the exit and entrance of hundreds of backpackers.
This meant to us a long wait in the port, and a irremediable delay in Split.
When planning your visit, if in high season, you better be aware of that.
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