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Culture of Ciovo Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The central attraction of Ciovo is the notorious city of Trogir. It was founded in the 3rd century BC by the colonists from Syracuse. The settlement has now grown to a fairly large size and has long gone beyond the tiny island between the coast of mainland Croatia and Ciovo. You can get to the central, historically valuable part of Trogir by crossing the bridge over the canal that separates the old quarters from the newer ones. Just a few tens of meters across a wide bridge on foot or by car and you are already in an area recognized as part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
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The original name of the city is Tragurion, which in Greek means “the place where the goats graze”. During the rule of the Romans here, the city developed quite successfully, although it remained in the shadow of the more powerful Split. Many retired legionaries lived in Trogir. To this day, on the territory of the city, one can find the remains of the villas, thermaes, statues, and stells, including those praising Bacchus. The city was under the rule of Byzantium, and under the control of the Hungarians, Franks, Venetians, and Turks. You can see the artifacts left by each of these cultures in the city museum of Trogir, located in an 18th- century mansion that once belonged to a noble Venetians family Garazhnin.
In the old town, the Romanesque architecture is quite harmoniously adjacent to the Baroque and Renaissance architecture. The most interesting pattern of mixing styles is the Chapel of St. John of Trogir, located at the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. The cathedral itself was built in the 13th century on the site of an early Christian basilica, destroyed during the attack of the Saracens. A wooden 13th-century carved portal and benches and the 15th-century crucifix, which can be seen by any visitor of the cathedral, are considered to be a true work of medieval carving. The chapel, built by the disciple of Donatello, Niccolo Florentine, is a tier-like mixture of styles, which were popular in the 15th century – Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance. Copyright
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The 17th-century stone gates, which can be seen at the main entrance to the city, are also interesting. Near the gate, there is a statue of Ivan Ursini, the patron saint of the settlement. On the north and west side of Trogir, there are fragments of powerful fortress walls, which for many centuries protected the island from the attacks of the enemies. At the western end of the Old Town, there is another protective fortification, the Kamerlengo castle, which construction began in the distant 1429. The prince’s palace of the 13th century, the City Hall, built in the 15th century, and the Cipiko Palace, also built in the 15th century, will also be interesting. The Romanesque church of St. John the Baptist and the Gothic Dominican church on the embankment, built in the 13th and 14th centuries respectively, are excellent examples of church architecture of the time.
You can see the exposition of the museum of religious art. There are paintings by prominent Serbian artists here, and the objects for liturgy and worship, and even a 14th-century crucifix, which once crowned the triumphal arch on one of the island’s chapels. For those who like art and history, the Dominican monastery of the Holy Cross will also be fascinating. It is located 5 kilometers from Trogir and was built in the 15th century. The Church and Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Prizidnice, the southern part of Ciovo, is also interesting. The latter, by the way, is also an object of the religious pilgrimage. The remains of the early medieval Church of Saint Fumia can only be reached by boat, as the ruins are located on a small island north-west of Ciovo. This place is also worth visiting.
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Public palaces near Ciovo Island
♥   Palace 'Diocletian’s Palace' , 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Ciovo Island and around
♥   Art museum 'Ivan Meštrović Gallery' Split, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Gallery of Fine Arts' Split, 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Ciovo Island
♥   Konkatedrala sv. Petar Apostola, Split, 16.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacionalno svetište sv. Nikole Tavelića, Šibenik, 38.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Jakova, Šibenik, 38.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Crkva sv. Stjepana, Stari Grad, 45.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Crkva sv. Antun, Knin, 59.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Croatia

A lot of discoveries await at the Istrian peninsula, which is one of the most popular resorts. A huge number of monuments of architecture is located in the largest city of the peninsula, Pula. The city was founded by ancient Romans. An amphitheater that was built 2 thousand years ago, has perfectly survived there. It still hosts major events and concerts. In Porec, it is worth to visit the Euphrasian basilica, built in the 6th century, and the ancient Roman temple of Neptune. Otherwise, tourists may just stroll through the streets of the downtown. The old part of Rovinj that is rich in monuments of Romanesque style, is worth a look too. The city museum is set in a beautiful building in the Baroque style. An amazing exhibition is represented at the premises of the Franciscan Monastery. One of the most recognizable cities in Croatia is Dubrovnik, which is known for the old part of the city located on the steep shore of the Adriatic Sea. The central part for walks is Stradun Street, which is lined with limestone. There are numerous shops and sights on it. It is worth to visit the Princely Palace, built in the 15th century. The mansion is designed in a mixed Gothic and Renaissance style; the building has very impressive bas-reliefs. Another monumental structure of the old part of Dubrovnik is the Franciscan monastery of the 14th century, which has a rich courtyard. Next to it, there is the Great Fountain of Onofrio, which was a part of the water supply in the old city. Dubrovnik has numerous amazing museums. One of them is Rupe Ethnographic Museum, located in the building of a huge granary. … Open
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