Arts and Culture in Korcula

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Hotel Marko Polo Korcula Hotel Marko Polo
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Hotel Korcula Korcula Hotel Korcula
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Hotel Korsal Korcula Hotel Korsal
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 Korcula Old Town - on the peninsula  Korcula - Land Gate - Tower Revelin  Korcula - Sea Gate - a neo-Baroque stairway  Church of St. Peter - Gothic church, 14th century

what to see in Korcula - arts and culture

The old town - enter the town through the Land Gate or through the Sea Gate and enjoy the view of impressive Gothic and Renaissance buildings, including churches and palaces. Delightful architecture with remarkable details represents the most recognizable artistic and cultural heritage of Korcula.

Bishop's Treasury of St. Marc - The Treasury preserves old paintings, sculptures, ecclesiastical vestments and silver and some written monuments.

The ground floor contains a lapidary and "The old kitchen". This interesting ambience exhibits pottery made of clay and ceramics, recovered from the wreck site of a Roman galley from the 1st century.

The art lovers will enjoy an impressive collection of paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque age, mostly works of renowned Italian masters. You can also see some masterpieces of the Croatian Modern art.

 Fish-bone pattern of streets in Korcula Old Town  Cathedral of St. Marc and Episcopal palace - Bishop Treasury  Bishop Treasury of St. Marc  Korcula City Museum - old paintings, sculptures

 Moreska - battle between White and Black kings for the Lady  Korcula - the five-century old tradition of Moreska  Korcula Moreska - parades of various international knights associations  Korcula Moreska - Festival of Sword Dance

cultural and artistic events in Korcula

Festival of Sword Dance - The festival of old folk customs and dances takes places in July and August. The international Festival of Sword Dance hosts traditional sword dance groups from all over the world.

Korcula itself proudly maintains the five-century old tradition of Moreska, a sword dance originated from Spain. Moreska is kind of a dance drama representing the battle between the White and Black kings, along with their suites.

Beside dance performances, you can also see a parades of various international knights associations.

Marco Polo Fest - The international festival of song and wine is held in July. The Festival combines a magic of Dalmatian music with the abundance of indigenous souvenirs and food products, with an emphasis on local wines..

Korkyra Baroque Festival - 5 - 12 September 2015 - An international festival of Baroque music takes place in September. Relax and reduce your heart rate listening to the Baroque music in a perfect acoustic ambiences of Korcula's churches.
Please visit Korkyra Baroque Festival website for more info...

 Reconstruction of the battle for the Marco Polo  Marco Polo Fest - the international festival of song and wine is held in July  Korkyra Baroque Festival - international festival of Baroque music  Korkyra Baroque Festival - in a perfect ambiences of Korcula churches