Traditional Architecture

Stone and living conditions were determinant characteristics of traditional architecture. Rational usage of space, materials and work force was present with no exception. Alongside conquering the territory with building houses and settling; techniques of building wells, barns, threshing floors and dry stone walls were developed as a particular weapon in cultivating and taming nature for man. Heart and soul of every house was a hearth with space for food storage, space to talk, sing and all other sorts of things. Genuine functionality that is built into beautiful houses with harmonious proportions, straight lines and geometrical conciseness is what makes them eternal.

Building expression of Trilj region completely fits into a traditional mosaic of Dalmatian hinterland, which in value and style does not lag behind typical forms of old Dalmatia, and you can find it in the villages like: Voštane, Velić, Vrpolje...

A set of old mills built in the pure and unspoiled nature, with the source of the river Grab in which the mill is named. The oldest date back to the 17th century, and were built until the 19th century, some of which are still in operation and allow a return...

There are 16 ponds, wells and cisterns in total in the Vrpolje region, all of which are the monuments of a cultural heritage of traditional architecture, and, in the past they were used to supply water to the locals and their cattle. Apart from being used as a water supply...


  • 27.05.2022.

    1st to 3rd of July 2022., Trilj


    Thrill Blues Festival is one of many events that will fullfill „Summer in Trilj“ and expand offer of the city of Trilj and Split-Dalmatia County. In top season, 1st of July 2022., Trilj will become the capital of blues music. That day starts Thrill Blues Festival and the biggest names of blues music are packing for Trilj. Besides enjoying good music, all guests who visit this town on the Cetina River will have something interesting to see.

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