Korcula is a coastal, wonderful town, the birthplace of the famous traveler Marco Polo. It is one of the best preserved medieval cities of the Mediterranean and the main tourist attraction of the island. The city is located on the island of the same name. Due to the picturesque market squares and medieval atmosphere, Korcula is often called "Little Dubrovnik".
The city is full of attractive old houses, churches and museums. St. Mark Cathedral is the largest and undoubtedly the most beautiful monument of. This Gothic-Renaissance building was built of hewn stone immediately attracts attention, having a beautifully decorated dome. Saint Roche Chapel, was built onto the cathedral in 1525 - it was protect the population against outbreaks of plague. You should also pay attention to the small church of St. Peter and Abbots' Palace which houses the church treasury. It should also visit the Municipal Museum, which is housed in the palace Gabrielis, one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces of the city of Korcula.
In Korcula was born famous explorer Marco Polo. The Venetian merchant and explorer was the first man from the West, which, traversing the Silk Road, came to China. His contemporaries regarded him as a raconteur and his stories as fantastic tales. Today he is considered to be the greatest traveler of the time. His family home is one of the biggest attractions of the city. Today the building houses a museum devoted to him, and on its terrace offers a beautiful view of the islands scattered around the coast.
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