Town of Trogir is located on a tiny island and is one of the oldest also most exciting cities on the Croatian side of Adriatic coast. That afternoon, I was on my way to Split and passing by this little town with 2300 years of traditions. "Whoa! I have to explore this medieval town!" I said that to myself. It's rich culture is created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, Venetians. I've always loved ancient stuff and visiting old town in Europe countries so I was quite sure I would love Trogir too.
|the little Venice|
As soon as I walked through the gate, I was greeted by those beautiful limestone buildings along the narrow alley. My eyes widened with excitement and I couldn't stop saying "Ohhh this is so pretty! Wow, I love this!" And I stopped complaining about the scorching hot weather that made me melting like a snowman under the sun. It's a very touristy place indeed, a lots of people were doing sightseeing, taking pictures and shopping in the ancient town.
|cathedral of Saint Lawrence|
|the city hall|
After a while I decided to give a little rest for my weary legs and had a glass of iced coffee in the city hall. I sat down on a marble bench next to the clock tower and admiring the view of Lawrence cathedral. Suddenly a group of tourist gathered in front of me, aimed the camera to my direction and started taking pictures. I was confused and thought, "Why are they taking my picture?" as I smiled nervously. They ignored me. Then the guide started to explain while pointing something behind me, so I look over my shoulder. Turned out I was blocking an important piece of art the whole time. It's a relief by Nikola Firentinac known as "Justice" dating to 1471. I'm sooooorry, folks :p
|the clock tower|
|there's one 'sexy shop' down this alley :p|
In the 1997, Trogir's old city centre was put into the UNESCO's list of the world's monumental heritage. I was chatting with a local lady and she told me that people have to fork out at least 200 thousands euro to buy a house in this town. They are free to design the interior while the exterior of the building must be preserved.
|one of the house|
|a pretty traffic control girl!|
I found it so easy to be in love with this tiny town, every corner of those alleyways kept surprising me with its charm. Trogir with concentration of palaces, churches, towers, fortress on a small island deserves it's nickname "The Stone Beauty"
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