Kaštel Gomilica

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Kaštel Gomilica
Kaštilac as seen from the west side
Kaštel Gomilica is located in Croatia
Kaštel Gomilica
Country Croatia
Region Dalmatia
County Split-Dalmatia
Municipality Kaštela
Latitude 43.33 N
Longitude 16.24 E
Surface (km²)  ?
Population 4,811 (as of 2011)
Time zone (UTC) UTC+1 CET

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

The town of Kaštela[edit]

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 Gomilica is the second of 7 "kaštels", counting from East.

History[edit]

Kaštel Gomilica was built in the first half of the 16th century by the Benedictine nuns from Split. The nuns built it on the estate (Pustica) which they received as a donation from King Zvonimir of Croatia in 1078.[2] They also built the Romanesque church of St. Cosmas and Damian in 1160, and erected a Catholic Monastery on a small island known today Kaštilac.[3] Kaštel Gomilica was used as one of the shooting locations in the HBO series Game of Thrones where it was used as a backdrop for the Free City of Braavos.[4]

Sport[edit]

The town is home of NK GOŠK Kaštel Gomilica, an association football team previously called Jugovinil.

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 43°33′N 16°24′E / 43.55°N 16.4°E / 43.55; 16.4