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Korčula in Korčula (island), Dubrovnik-Neretva (county), Croatia
 

The Town of Korčula

Grad Korčula

 
 
The Town of Korčula Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2018
1. The Town of Korčula Marker
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Inscription. is situated on the island of the same name and it encompasses administratively the settlements of Čara, Pudnat, Žmovo, Račišće and the town of Korčula itself. Korkyra Melaina, the wooded Korčula, as it was named by the ancient Greeks, is known for the beauty of its nature and for the richness of its historical, cultural and its traditional heritage. The medieval town of Korčula, encircled by walls and towers, was erected and richly ornamented by local stone-masters in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. The greatest among them all was Marko Addrijić, the builder of the bellower of the St. Marko Cathedral. The Gothic and Renaissance buildings, palaces, churches, small streets and squares emphasize the harmonious ground-plan inside the old town walls, together with numerous artistic and other exhibits in museums, churches and collections.
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
The Town of Korčula Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2018
2. The Town of Korčula Marker
The Great Prince's Tower is in the background.
of Korčula.
 
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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Old Town entrance gate image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2018
3. Old Town entrance gate
Old Town entrance gate, inside image. Click for full size.
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4. Old Town entrance gate, inside
Saint Mark's Belltower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2018
5. Saint Mark's Belltower
Old Town's narrow streets image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2018
6. Old Town's narrow streets
The Town of Korčula image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2018
7. The Town of Korčula
 
 
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