07 Top-Rated Things to Do and Attractions in Tirugir
1. Day trip to the Blue Cave and Hvar
One of the best day trips from Trogir is to visit Hvar Island and the Blue Caves. If you don’t have much time to explore the Dalmatian archipelago, an organized tour like the Five Islands Speedboat Tour is a great way to experience these amazing attractions.
This tour is not for the faint of heart, taking 11 hours from start to finish, but you get your money’s worth. From Trogir , you will visit the island of Biševo and the port city of Komiža , see the epic Blue Grotto and Stiniva Bay, swim in the clear waters of Vis and Pakleni Islands, and see the ancient architecture of Hvar Island.
2. City Gates: The Earthly Gate
The Land Gate ( Kopnina Vrata) was the main gate to Trogir during the 15th century and was an important part of the Venetian defences, along with the city walls that were built at the same time. It was rebuilt in late Renaissance style in the 17th century, and the high entrance to the building featured a lofty tower.
Notable features include the Lion of St. Mark (a symbol of Venice) above the door arch and the statue of the city’s patron saint, St. John of Trogir (Sword of Ivan Trogirski ), also known as Giovanni Orsini in Italian.
Despite its small size, it once served as an important access point, and today it is surrounded by many great cafes, shops, and restaurants.
3. St. Peter’s Church
Once part of a Benedictine abbey, the beautiful St. Peter’s Basilica is famous for its half bust of the patron saint looking down from the doorway with a Bible and scroll in his hand. Believed to have been built in the 14th century, the church’s interior contrasts with its simple exterior and contains a number of fine paintings, including works by important artists such as Molinari and Lazzarini .
Other highlights include several 17th-century sculptures by Jakov. Jucen , who is believed to be responsible for the building’s finely shingled roof, as well as the carved wooden statues of Saints Peter and Paul.
4. Benedictine Monastery of St. Nicholas
Another monastic church of interest is the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Nicholas. Built in 1066 with a bell tower added in the 16th century, the building’s most impressive feature is its impressive interior, which was completely rebuilt in 18th-century Baroque style. In addition to the beautiful reliefs carved in honor of the city’s eminent personalities, the building also contains many valuable works of art, including the kairos , a wonderful relief depicting characters and scenes from Greek mythology. Among the many paintings of the church, the most notable are those by Antonio Zanchi, Paolo Veneziano and Niccolo . Grassi , Thirteenth Century Madonna and Child.
5. Trogir City Museum
civil terogir ( muzig locust Trogir ), located in the Baroque palace of Garagnan-Fanfogna, across from the Land Gate in the northwest corner of Trogir . A highlight of this valuable museum is its diverse collection of Greek and Roman artifacts, manuscripts, ancient documents, drawings, and paintings, as well as displays of old uniforms and ancient clothing. Also of interest is the fine collection of 18th-century furniture on the first floor.
Although a quick visit to the museum is enough to see the highlights, its location near the Land Gate and the cathedral makes it an easy stop during a walking tour of this area of Trogir .
6. Saint Dominic Monastery
Founded in 1265, Saint Dominic’s Abbey has undergone many additions over the years, its nave and nave being built later in the 14th century. The impressive interior of this beautiful monastery includes several important ancient tombs, including those of Ivan and Simeon. Sobota , famous as a humanist in the city in the 15th century.
Also of interest is the wooden triumphal arch and altar designed by Palma the Younger around 1600, along with a number of important works of art and religious relics.
7. Visit Marina City.
Just 20 km west of Terugir is a charming community dominated by a large tower -turned-Castel . This small seaside resort on the Dalmatian coast features a beautiful sandy and stony beach with impressive architecture in two churches: the Gothic St. Luke and the Gothic-Renaissance St. John. Both were built in the 15th century and are still in the care of the same family. The Marina makes for a fun day trip, especially if the aptly named Marina Bay, a favorite spot for yachtsmen from all over the world, is included.