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Trogir lies on an island between the main land and the island of Čiovo. The sculptural artistry on the stone of the town is what makes it so specific. Trogir's historical core got its place on UNESCO's list of world heritage sights because of its beauty and cultural value. Walking through the streets of Trogir is like travelling to the time of Grecians, Romans and Venetians.

In the historical core of Trogir, almost every house has stylistic features, a crest or sign above the door. Numerous palaces and houses have been preserved, mostly dating back to the 13th century AD, as well as about a dozen churches. On the south side of the city most of the medieval stone walls and towers have been preserved (the rest of the wall were destroyed at the beginning of the 19th century). Right next to the south entrance gate to the city, a balcony (loggia) has been preserved, where travellers could take shelter after dark and the city doors had already been closed. The northern entrance gate into the city is kept by a statue of St. John. The fortress Kamerlengo is located in south-western part of the city, and dates back to the 15th century. It was used as barracks for the Venetian army, and got its name from Kamerlengo (Camerariusu), a Venetian officer who managed financial affairs. Today the fortress is used as a summer stage. On the opposite side of the city, the tower of St. Mark was originally connected to Kamerlengo in the purpose of defending the city against Turkish attacks.

Located in the eastern side of the city, in the city square is the cathedral, the municipality (the dukes) palace, the city loggia (which was used as a courtroom), and the manor of the aristocrat family Ćipiko. The entrance into the cathedral of St. Lawrence (widely known as the cathedral of St. John) is decorated with a Romanesque portal, a master-piece of the great Croatian sculptor, master Radovan in 1240. Scenes from the birth of Christ, and his life are shown on the portal. On top of the lions on the side of the portal are statues of Adam and Eve. Inside the cathedral we can find the works of Andrija Aleši, Nikola Firentinac, Ivan Duknoviča and many other artists.

The core of the city also consists of the St. Barbara church (the oldest preserved church, a mini basilica, restored in the 11th century), St Peter Church (belonged to the St. Peters convent), a Dominican monastery St. Dominic, and a Benedictine monastery St. Nicholas with a museum.

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