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  • February 21, 2024

Kaštel Sućurac - Podvorje

The oldest defense tower in Kaštel Sućurac—Podvorje is a cobblestone compound that forms a courtyard of palaces—a high Gothic-style mansion and a traditional country house. The exhibition area is formed at the main square, where archaeological finds are kept.

Kaštel Gomilica - Kaštilac

A unique example of Dalmatian character lies within fortress Kaštilac, an architectural monument where locals live. The tower protects the entrance to Kaštilac with holes for cannons and guns. It is connected to the land by a long bridge on the arches. Scenes from the famous Game of Thrones took place here. 

Kaštel Kambelovac - Cambi

In 1517, brothers Jerolim and Nikola Cambi built a castle on an islet to protect themselves and the residents of Lažan and Kruševik settlements. The castle was cylindrically shaped (the only one in Kaštela), making it easily defensible. The sea surrounded the citadel but was later connected with the mainland by filling up and leveling. 

Kaštel Lukšić - Castle Vitturi

Nikola and Jerolim Vitturi built a castle by the sea to protect their families and peasants of the Ostrog village on the Balovan reef. The castle became a lavish palace in 1564. It consisted of a residential two-story building with a balcony and emergency exit to the sea on the south side, two defensive keeps, and a drawbridge connecting with the mainland on the northern side. One-arc stone bridge replaced the drawbridge in the 18th century. Explore the house of the Vitturi family, which today stands proud and beautiful as a city museum.

Kaštel Stari - Cipicco

Castle Cipicco was initially composed of a fortress and a palace built on the cliff, separated from the mainland by a ditch and connected with the mobile bridge. Later, it became a Renaissance-style palace with a yard, arcades, and a balcony with the family coat of arms. The Church of St. Joseph from the 17th century is next to the castle.

Kaštel Novi - Cipicco tower

Cipicco Tower, a square in the tower's shape, developed a settlement surrounded by a defense wall and sea. On the foundations of the 13th-century church, the church of St. Peter, with the rich treasure of silver and ecclesiastical clothing, was built.

Kaštel Štafilić - Rotondo

At the entrance of Kaštel Štafilić stands the Rotondo fortress that was used for leaving the village on ships in times of danger. The emblem of the family Stafileo that built the fortress is engraved on the southern entrance. Nehaj tower within, unfinished but compelling to the artists, seems as if it sails during the tide.