Korčula old town

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Old Town, Korčula , 20260

Price guide: Free

Korčula old town
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By Jane Foster, your Korcula expert

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expert-rated things to do in Korcula
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Romance, Sightseeing

Expert review of Korčula old town

Explore the medeival stone buildings of Marco Polo's supposed birthplace.

I love Korčula's medieval historic centre, sitting compact on a small peninsular, protected by Venetian-era walls and sturdy bastions. You'll find the top attractions on the main square - the splendid Gothic-Renaissance cathedral, with a finely carved portal and elegant bell tower, and the Town Museum, housed in a 16th-century Renaissance palazzo. Another popular sight is the so-called Marco Polo House, a modest medieval stone building where locals claim the 13th-century epic traveller was born. Nearby, you’ll find the old town’s only hotel, the lovely Lesic Dimitri Palace. Thanks to its beautifully preserved old stone buildings, Korčula old town is on the UNESCO world heritage site’s ‘tentative’ list.

Price advice: 

Entry into the old town is free. You pay to see inside the Cathedral, the Town Musuem and the Marco Polo House.

Expert tips: 
The avoid the summer crowds, try to explore the old town in the early-morning or the evening.
Walk up the hill behind the old town for great photos down onto the terracotta rooftops.

More information on Korčula old town:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Architectural site, Historic site, Town
Address:
Old Town, Korčula , 20260
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
The tourist board information office, on the seafront, is open May-Sep Mon-Sat 8am-10pm and Sun 8am-2pm; Oct-Apr Mon-Sat 8am-2ppm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both
Free tags / Keywords:
Marco Polo

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