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Korčula: Culture and History Walking Tour

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Tours Culture & history Walking tours

Discover the major sights of Korčula Old Town on this guided tour. Learn about the brotherhoods and its traditional processions, see the byzantine icons, and be inspired by the town's rich history.

Highlights

  • Learn about the historical nucleus of Korčula Town
  • Walk along the streets laid out in a fishbone pattern
  • Enter the seat of All Saints’ Brotherhood where Byzantine Icons are on display
  • Marvel at St. Mark’s Cathedral decorated with gorgeous carvings
  • Feel what it’s like to be a local

Description

Carved out of local limestone, mostly in the 15th and 16th centuries, Korčula Old Town is a harmonious example of the Gothic-Renaissance whole. This walking tour embraces the entire Old Town, goes into the secret corners, and traces little by little the history of the town pointing out the key elements of its ingenious urban construction. Starting at the Land Gate, your tour guide will lead you through narrow streets where laundry is hung out to dry, to the main square where St. Mark’s Cathedral is squeezed. As you stroll, you’ll see cats that already outnumber the inhabitants of the Old Town. You’ll learn about the strategic position of the town, and where all that limestone was hauled from. You’ll get to know that Korčula formed part of the Republic of Venice, and that Marco Polo, a celebrated Venetian, was born in Korčula. You may not believe it. But once you hear your guide's story, you’ll change your mind. Finally, you’ll visit All Saints’ Church which guards a 15th-century polyptych painted by the most respected Dalmatian artist of that time – Blaž Jurjev Trogiranin. You’ll enter the seat of All Saints’ Brotherhood where Byzantine Icons are on display, and you’ll also see the wax candles that brothers carry in their processions. On this Korčula walking tour you’ll discover that this is where you should be living.

Includes

Licensed local tour guide Entrance ticket to All Saints’ Brotherhood

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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