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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Ivan Golović (5 months ago)
My opinion is church itself is beautiful but consecrated place of worship shouldn't have tickets at the entrance.
Marko Dilberovic (5 months ago)
There are actually two entrances, one for the church, and one for the bell tower. There's even two different tickets for each of those.(around 20 kuna each). The cathedral looks nice, but I can't say it's something you've probably haven't seen before. But if you cherish art really well, you could enjoy it. But the bell tower view is amazing. Just be warned, it's really steep and narrow inside. If you're afraid of heights or if you have a bigger constitution, it could be challenge to go upstairs.
Andro Milanovic (5 months ago)
A very nice old cathedral of the Mediterranean (Italian) type. Great view from the bell tower (admittance is not free).
Jacqueline Firth (2 years ago)
Fabulous understated church in the old town
Joe Newman (2 years ago)
Rarely will you get the opportunity to scale a bell tower without health and safety nets everywhere. Just before walking out onto the top, you have to cross a metal grate, with a significant drop below. Don’t look down. Hold onto your hats and enjoy 360 degree views. Like anywhere, the perfect way to get your bearings.
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