The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. It lies only 27 kilometers west of the city of Split and it has more than 2.300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its culture was created under the influence of the ancient Greeks, and then the Romans, and Venetians.
Trogir has a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortress on a small island, and since 1997, the historic center of the city has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites for its Venetian architecture.
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.