orcula is enchanted by timeless beauty, and the past times have impressed their mark in its stones which tell the story of its rich history.
Get to know the rocky city, discover the hidden “kale” by going past the decorated facades of elegant palaces, walking up the stone streets until the sun goes down to the sea in the afternoon.
His name in Korcula is today hosted by hotels, restaurants, festivals, even sporting events, and his home is an inevitable part of the tourist offer of Korcula. But since the coast of the island of Korcula is 180 km long, there are still a number of very beautiful beaches. Most of them are pebble beaches, but there are also sandy beaches on the island of Korcula. Most sandy beaches are located in Lumbarda and Kor?ula.
TOP 5 SIGHTS
1. The old city core
The Old Town was once completely girded by a high defense wall with towers, and a long time of its history it was connected to the mainland with a mobile bridge. The Old Town can be accessed through two entrances – the Mainland Gate on the south and the Sea Gate on the west. The walk along Kor?ula is a special experience.
2. St. Mark’s Cathedral
St. Mark Cathedral is the center of religious life and one of the most important and beautiful monuments in the old town of Korcula. It was erected in the 15th century on the site of the 13th century Romanesque church. It was built by local craftsmen well known all the way from Dubrovnik to Venice.
3. The House of Marco Polo
In the centre of Old Town, north of St. Mark’s Cathedral, there is a house belonging to the Polo family and believed to have been the birthplace of the famous merchant, world traveler and travel writer Marco Polo.
In 1298 he was captured in the naval battle between Genoa and Venice, which took place in front of Korcula. He was then taken to Genoa and thrown into prison.
4. City Museum of Korcula
The Kor?ula City Museum is located in the Gabrielis palace, a representative example of residential architecture of the 15th and 16th centuries, on the central square of the old town centre, embellishing it with its decorative stone facade, ornated with a balcony and coats of arms of the Gabrielis family. Walking through the museum’s unique showrooms, you revive the cultural and economic history of Korcula from prehistoric times to our days.
5. Glavica Sv. Antuna
From the town of Korcula, the road to the sea continues to the Glavica of St. Anthony, where this part of the city got its name: St. Anthony.
At the top of Glavica, which is led by 101 stone stairs and tree-lined cypress, there is the church of St. Anthony and hermitage dating from 1420, with the reliefs of St. Anthony of Padua and St. Anthony the Hermit.
In the summer months, music festivals, Croatian theatre performances, and performances of friendly folklore groups from Croatia and the world are held in all places, especially in the bigger ones. There are also numerous sports events, especially the water polo competitions in Korcula. Especially for the summer months, the city is full of positive energy that delights every guest.