Korcula s one of the biggest islands of Croatia. Few people know that Marco Polo, the famous Venetian explorer was actually born on here, in Croatia. The island’s capital is also called Korcula. This ancient city, called Little Dubrovnik, is among the most beautiful towns on the Croatian coast and is known for its unique architecture.
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One of the main attractions is the house of Marco Polo, which can be visited in the old city center.
The biggest and the most beautiful building of Korcula is the Cathedral of St. Marco. South from it, there is the Bishop’s Palace where the Abbatial Treasury of St. Marco is placed today with a rich collection of Croatian and Italian Renaissance artists, a collection of manuscripts and books and a collection of the ceremonial clothes. North from the Cathedral, there is a small church of St. Peter, the oldest preserved church in the town from the 11th century, on the western side of the square, there is Crkva Gospojina (Church of Our Lady) from 1483, a major Renaissance construction.
The Town Museum is situated in the palace Gabrielis, one of the most beautiful Korcula palaces, in the Renaissance style from the 16th century. From the palace Gabrielis towards the sea, you find two other interesting Palazzi,