Kaštel Lukšić

Kaštel Lukšić
Kaštel Lukšić is located in Croatia
Kaštel Lukšić
Country Croatia
Region Dalmatia
County Split-Dalmatia
Municipality Kaštela
Latitude 43.33.18 N
Longitude 16.22.05 E
Surface (km²) ?
Population 5,370 (as of 2011)
Time zone (UTC) UTC+1 CET

Kaštel Lukšić is a town within the administrative area of Kaštela in Dalmatia, Croatia.[1]

The town of KaštelaEdit

The town of Kaštela is located on the coast of the Bay of Kaštela. It has over 40 000 inhabitants, and it is the second largest town in the Split and Dalmatia County. It stretches over the length of 17 kilometers. The town is specific because it developed around 7 settlements or around castles. Kaštel Lukšić is fourth of 7 kastels from East.

HistoryEdit

 
Castle

Kaštel Lukšić was built as a castle, by the aristocratic family Vitturi from Trogir, at the end of the 15th century.[2] Kastel Luksic was originally renaissance residency with the inside yard and sea around, but later was connected with the mainland.[3] Here is situated Kaštela Municipal Museum with permanent exhibition.

Local InterestEdit

Monument of Horticultural & Architecture Vitturi-The town includes the first ever park which was erected by the Nobleman Rados Michell Vitturi in the second part of the 18th century. He was a renowned agricultural expert and President of the Agricultural Academy of Luksic. Since 1968 the park has been protected as a monument of horticultural architecture and culture, covering an area of over 9 hectares. Today the park includes features including aleppo pine, cypress and bay laurel as well as more established characteristics such as several exotic and rare samples of trees.

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Coordinates: 43°33′18″N 16°22′05″E / 43.555°N 16.368°E / 43.555; 16.368