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Situated in the center of Dalmatia, Trogir is one of Croatia's most beautiful cities. The region is made up of 20 islets, islands, and villages making it a great region to explore—and a great destination for photography. The city boasts over 2300 years of history and architecture derived from the Greeks, Romans, and Venetians who all once called Trogir home.
Trogir is sometimes referred to as "The Stone Beauty" due to its high concentration of churches, palaces, towers, and a fortress that sits next to the sea. In 1997, the city was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. There are a few must-see sights in the surrounding Old Town.
One of Trogir's most visited attractions is the St Lawrence Cathedral. It is so ornate that it took over four centuries to build. Many visitors like to climb up the cathedral tower to get a bird's eye view at the surrounding square. In Venetian times, many prominent families built their palaces here. The most notable are Palace Ćipiko, which is located next to the cathedral and the Garagnin Fanfogna palace, which now hosts the Trogir City Museum. The City Hall, Europe's first pharmacy, and Northern Town Gates are also great stops to add to a tour of the city. It is important to note that Trogir is also used as a base for boat tours to the nearby Blue Lagoon. City maps, special event schedules, and assistance with booking Blue Lagoon sight-seeing tours can be found in Trogir's Visitor Center. It is located directly left of the Old Clock Tower in Trogir's Main Square. Cover photo courtesy of Pixabay.