CULTURE & HISTORY
Trogir is a harmonic town of stone on an island connected by bridges to the mainland and the island of Čiovo. The old citycenter, under protection of UNESCO, is a real treasure box for environment lovers with buildings in renaissance and barok style and romanic churches.
It is called museumtown partly because of the famous portal of the cathedral made by master Radovan in 1240, the renaissance townloggia and the thousand year old monastery of Saint Nikola, where the famous relief of the antique God Kairos from the 4th century AC is kept. Small, narrow streets and little squares, numerous restaurants, cafes, terraces, souvenir shops and galeries give this little town an ancient, mediterranic atmoshere. A perfect place for lots of cultural and music events in summertime.
Split has a rich history showing off in all ancient and medieval monuments of the town. Especially the center of the town with the former summerpalace of Roman emperor Diocletianus, the cathedral, the big square and the open air theatre Perestil brings you back in time.
The history of the town is also to be found in the many musea of Split like the town museum, the maritime museum and the splendid museum of the sculptor Mestrovic.
The summerpalace of Diocletianus was build in the year 305 AC en still does have many original spaces from that time. The main entrance you find through the bronze gate from the magnificant boulevard of Split.
The main square, the Narodni Trg
SOLIN and KLIS
In Solin you can find the archeological excavation of the by the Romans founded town Salona.
An authentic fortress on top of a hill with a superb view over the town Split and the Adriatic Sea can be found in Klis. Very much worthwhile visiting, also because this a major film setting from The game of Thrones.