• Tourist board of Trpanj

    Tourist board of Trpanj

    official web site
  • Trpanj is:

    Trpanj is:

    Crystal clear sea, hidden romantic lagoons, beaches..
  • Trpanj is a place of rich history:

    Trpanj is a place of rich history:

    numerous cultural and historical monuments
  • Trpanj is:

    Trpanj is:

    untouched nature, therapeutic mud...
  • Trpanj is a place of top gastronomic experience:

    Trpanj is a place of top gastronomic experience:

    restaurants, taverns,.specialities of dalmatian cousine - accompanied with a sip of renown wines of Peljesac
  • Trpanj is a place for fun:

    Trpanj is a place for fun:

    concerts, live music, local gatherings, bars, parties till dawn
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Cultural monuments - sites worth visiting

Trpanj, as an old settlement, in his long history has a remarkable cultural herritage starting with a late Roman Gradina to various churches, chapels and monuments.

Gradina

Gradina is on the hill right above the harbour. It was most probably built in turbulent periods of late Antique, when a great Byzanthine emperor Justinian
whiped away East Gots from Illyrcum and raised many fortreses along the coast in order to provide safe navigation. The staircase and the path leading to this most significant cultural monument, and an excelent lookout as well, was built in 1936.

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History of Trpanj

As late as prehistoric age, the advantages of the locality where Trpanj is situated today have been recognized, so that population continuity of the area can be traced from ancient times to present. 

Thus, on the slopes of hill Gradina that dominates with the harbour examples of hand-made prehistoric pottery were found, that along with remains of walls, show that a prehistoric settlement was there.

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Origins of the name

There are two theories of possible origin of the name of 'Trpanj':

If the word Trpanj comes from a verb "trpjeti", meaning to endure, to suffer, to bear, then the name represents the sufferings that first inhabitants had to endure since the nature did not give them furtile land and wide fields to cultivate successfully.

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