Korčula Town attractions

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St Mark’s Cathedral

Dominating the little square at Korčula's heart is this magnificent 15th-century cathedral, built from Korčula limestone in a Gothic-Renaissance style by Italian and local artisans. The sculptural detail of the faca…
Fort in Korčula Town

City Defences

Korčula’s towers and remaining city walls look particularly striking when approached from the sea, their presence warning pirates the town would be no pushover. Originally these defences would have been even more fo…
Museum in Korčula Town

Icon Museum

This modest museum has a collection of interesting Byzantine icons, painted on gilded wood, and 17th- and 18th-century ritual objects. The real highlight is access to gorgeous 15th-century All Saints’ Church (Crkva …
Museum in Korčula Town

St Mark's Abbey Treasury

The 14th-century Abbey Palace houses an important collection of icons and Dalmatian religious art. The most outstanding work is the 1431 polyptych of The Virgin & Child with Saints by Blaž Jurjev of Trogir. The …
Museum in Korčula Town

Korčula Town Museum

Occupying the 16th-century Gabriellis Palace, this museum traces the history and culture of Korčula throughout the ages. Displays cover stonemasonry, shipbuilding, archaeology, art, furniture, textiles and examples …
Tower in Korčula Town

Veliki Revelin Tower

The main entrance to the old city is through the southern land gate at the base of this tower. Built in the 14th century and later extended, this fortification is adorned with coats of arms of the Venetian doges and…
Museum in Korčula Town

Marco Polo House

Located in the skinny tower of the house that is purported to have been Marco Polo's, this tiny museum has a few displays, but perhaps the real appeal of the building is its views. Climb the very steep steps for a v…
Museum in Korčula Town

Marco Polo Museum

One for the kiddies, this somewhat tacky display tells the story of Polo's extraordinary life by way of seven life-sized waxwork tableaux illustrating key scenes. Some of the commentary is a little dubious.
Tower in Korčula Town

Sea Gate Tower

This small, crumbling tower has an inscription in Latin from 1592 stating, somewhat fancifully, that Korčula was founded after the fall of Troy. It now houses a souvenir shop.
Tower in Korčula Town

Small Governor's Tower

This tower was built in 1449 to protect the port and the Governor’s Palace, which used to stand next to the town hall. It's not open to the public.