Korcula Cathedral

Korčula, Croatia

St. Mark’s Cathedral is probably the most important building in the Korcula Old Town. It is built in Gothic-Renaissance style, completed in the 15th century at the place of other church from 13th century. It was built by local masters and craftsman of stone masonry, very well known in renaissance and baroque Dubrovnik and Venice.

Most famous among them was stone mason Marko Andijic who completed the cathedral’s tower and cupola (1481) as well as elegant ciborium above the main altar. Cathedral’s facade is decorated with the truly beautiful fluted rose and various relief and statues (photos), while the main door – portal is framed by statues of Adam and Eve and figures of lions. Inside the Cathedral there are two Tintoretto’s paintings.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Turi Galbraith (5 months ago)
The Cathedral of St. Mark, Korčula’s Gothic-Renaissance cathedral, hemmed in by a web of streets in the center of Korčula’s old town is stunning. Completed in the 15th century at the hands of local artisans with the help of Italian masters. The view from the top of the bell tower is beyond stunning.
M M (10 months ago)
Beautiful old church with stunning views from the bell tower! Amazing view of the sunset from the top! Be warned - very narrow stone steps at first and then scramble up a ladder to the last part!
Helen Lim (13 months ago)
Found folks at Keen Korcula Island to be much more friendly, and laid back with island grace and friendliness. Korcula is a relaxing walled island steeped in history and rich culture. There are many coves and small beaches which dot this south coastline of Charming Croatia. We enjoyed the many narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnicent palaces of this charming medieval town in captivating Korcula. We also enjoyed a scenic coastal cruise as well. The Museums are closed on public holidays. We visited the ruins of the house where according to local legend Marco Polo was born.
Robert Chomicz (16 months ago)
Certainly the most impressive church in town. Worth a visit when in Korcula, especially the tower which has great views of the town and the surrounding bay. The tickets for the tower and the church are separate.
Northern Wanderers (2 years ago)
Korcula is a dream place and The church was beautiful. The bell tower was also really good, at first there was a narrow stair spiral but after that the stairs were wider. The panorama at the top is good, you can see everything. You have to pay for the church and the tower separately, they cost around 25kuna for adults and 15kuna for children. Overall, I would say that it is worth it to see both of them, especially the church. Make sure you do it!
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