Korčula in Korčula (island), Dubrovnik-Neretva (county), Croatia
The Town of Korčula
The town of Korčula is rightly proud that stones-cutting and shipbuilding being through centuries the most important professions of the town as well as the preservation of its traditional dances: Moreška, Moštra and Kumpanija. The greatest world traveller, Marko Polo, also began his great journey in this town. This refined harmony of man and his ambience existing from ancient times speaks in the best way about the permanent attractions of this Town on the island
Location. 42° 57.648′ N, 17° 8.098′ E. Marker is in Korčula, Dubrovnik-Neretva (county), in Korčula (island). Marker is at the intersection of Obala Franje Tuđmana and Foša, on the right when traveling north on Obala Franje Tuđmana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Korčula, Dubrovnik-Neretva (county) 20260, Croatia.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Memorial Tablet (within shouting distance of this marker); Silk Road (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Naval Battle in the Waters Off Korčula (about 150 meters away); Marco Polo (about 150 meters away); Reconstruction of the House of Marco Polo 2015.-2020. (about 150 meters away).
Also see . . . Korčula (town) - Wikipedia. The old city is surrounded by walls, and the streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern allowing free circulation of air but protecting against strong winds. Korčula is tightly built on a promontory that guards the narrow sound between the island and the mainland. Building outside the walls was forbidden until the 18th century, and the wooden drawbridge was only replaced in 1863. (Submitted on December 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.