Trogir, Croatia. June 2019

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The old town of Trogir has evidence of human settlements as far back as prehistoric times, it was the Greeks who settle here in the 3rd century BC and founded the settlement Tragurion, which then went on to become part of the Roman Empire, which was expanding through Dalmatia at that time. Trogir is a small islet connected to the Croatian mainland by a bridge. Part of the city walls, built between the 13th and 14th centuries, are still visible today on the southern side of the city, inside the walls are filled with Romanesque and Renaissance buildings. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.

A walk through the maze of narrow streets of the old town is the best way to see Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. St Lawrence’s Cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries. The bell tower is 47 meters high and dominates the skyline.

Just outside my hotel was this delightful market, Tržnica Market. It had huge stalls laden with oils, preserves, fruits and vegetables, as well as small tables selling a just couple of items. It was at these smaller stalls I saw locals catching up with the latest news while they were shelling broad beans.

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