Trogir 18.05.2016

The tasks Croatia
Music programme
Friendship dinner


Art.: Liena Bizune - Riga



18th May May 2016



 Trogir, Kamerlengo Castle
In the 14th century the Genoese built a nine-sided tower in the western corner of the city, further from the old city nucleus. It was to serve as their navy base in the Adriatic. When the Venetians occupied Trogir in 1420, they expanded this tower into the strong Kamerlengo fortress (Croatian: Tvrđava Kamerlengo). It clearly reveals the traces of construction in stages. It was named after Kamerlengo (camerarius), the public servant in charge of financial and economic affairs. Kamerlengo Castle was connected to St Marks Tower at one time. Kamerlengo Castle began to deteriorate at the end of the 19th century and was renovated after the World War II. Today the castle's interior courtyard is used as a summer stage and open-air cinema. Tourists can climb to the top of the fortress through a series of stairways and enjoy the view during the day and also at night when no movie is showing. Close to Kamerlengo, a "gloriette" was built to remind the glory of Marmont, chief Marshall of Napoleon's armies in Illyria. It is one of the few rare monuments of the French authorities in Dalmatia.




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