1. Spot a key date
Referred to, somewhat mysteriously, as Master Radovan, the locally born creator of the soaring cathedral that dominates Trogir’s historic centre made sure later generations would know when he worked on it. Little else is known about this master craftsman – it’s not even certain he was from Trogir, although historical documents hint to the fact – but his carving of ‘1240’ decorates the ornate main west portal. Triple nave, vestibule and sacristy all came later, 300 years later, giving this national treasure a more Gothic appearance than its previous Romanesque style. Radovan and his contemporaries also fashioned the bizarre creatures around the doorposts, and scenes of Christ.