Culture and Architecture in the City of Trogir
Culture and Architecture … I would say that autumn is the perfect time to explore the city, and like to start at the main square with a cup of coffee. I have never considered myself the “tourist” type, but I have to admit, lately I’m having fun doing exactly that.. being a tourist.
I’ve done some research online, and I’ve got my guide books in hand. My phone battery is charged and I have sufficient storage space, a rarity for me. And a whole day. Bliss.
30 steps later I’m at the entrance of the old cathedral, taking my time enjoying the work of the Croatian artist Radovan. Read about how it’s interior design was different from the external structure, but still, when I gazed inside, it was even more beautiful than I thought it would be.
Don’t miss the self guided tour of the cathedral. I took my sweet time. I am still in awe of the old buildings and churches here, and can’t imagine getting tired of them anytime soon.
St. Dominic’s monastery
Next, I meandered to the St. Dominic’s monastery, an easy stroll from the cathedral. Along the way, you can admire the older Romanesque churches and may even get sidetracked at another wonderful place, the Benedictine monastery of St. Nikola, as you pass the South gate into the Riva.
Turn right past the gate, and walk a short distance. You will see a café of the same name, and perhaps a familiar looking bell tower. I’ve photographed this place plenty of times, from the outside.
Again, I had no idea what was on the inside, only that some episodes of Game of Thrones were filmed there. Also heard from a local that a few nuns still live there, and I was intrigued.
Purchased a ticket, which I think was either 10 or 20 kn. I went through a small door, past a little souvenir shop, wondering if this was the place.
Oh, yes. This was the place. It was like being transported to a movie set. I’m not going to dive into the history of this place.. you can read more about St. Dominics here.
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