The historic town of Korcula
The historic town of Korcula is part of the Tentative list of Croatia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The historic town of Korčula shows late medieval town planning. It lies at the tip of a small peninsula and is surrounded by massive defense walls. Further notable buildings include the cathedral, the 15th-century Franciscan monastery and a number of Venetian-inspired private residences.
Map of The historic town of KorculaLoad map
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The old town of Korcula is the major town of the homonymous island, it occupies a small elliptic peninsula of about 300 meters length and is surrounded on three sides by water. The old town is surrounded by walls, has narrow, steep streets, a cathedral with a bell tower etc. Quite nice, but nothing that is not already represented by other Croatian WHS. Korcula claims to be the birth place of Marco Polo, you can visit his alleged birthhouse, but there is no valid historical proof for that.
We reached Korcula after an hour drive from Mali Ston to Orebic through the sparsely populated peninsula Pelješac, and then from Orebić by ferry to the port of Korĉula (photo: view from the ferry).
2007 Added to Tentative List
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