We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Moreska Sword Dancing

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Ljetno Kino, Korcula Town, Korcula Island, Croatia
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Sparks were flying

There is an interesting history for the Moreska. It is an enchanting evening show. My husband and I were impressed with the skill, dexterity and strength that each of the men... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2015
SueIS2015
,
Bealeton, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 110: English reviews
Bealeton, Virginia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

There is an interesting history for the Moreska. It is an enchanting evening show. My husband and I were impressed with the skill, dexterity and strength that each of the men demonstrated.

Helpful?
1 Thank SueIS2015
Level Contributor
209 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this kind of performance; on one hand it's great that the locals perpetuate an ancient tradition. On the other hand the plot and choreography is so silly. If you're really into folk lore and costumes, then you should really go and see this. Otherwise just pass. It's not good just because it's supposedly ancient.

Helpful?
Thank Thomas B
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
233 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

There were 3 features before the sword dancing: traditional folk dancing which was interesting; an acapela group who were excellent; and an orchestra who were ok. The actual sword dancing was quite spectacular. How they managed to keep going in the heat was a feat in itself. The dancing and fighting got faster as it progressed and how they didn't... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Julia C
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Great show,great history...you can see this dance only here in Korcula,where it's performed last 400 years...

Helpful?
1 Thank waltz1303
Zagreb
Level Contributor
121 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Regardless of some comments saying the show was slow at times etc., visiting Korčula and not seeing Moreška is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. Although at 100 kn per person it might seem pricey, it's well worth it, given what Moreška is and its history. For anyone afraid of not understanding what is being said, flyers... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank erin78
Virginia Beach
Level Contributor
154 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Thanks to Trip Advisor we knew to plan to attend, and to get there early enough to get a good seat. We thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle, and by being up close could see the athletic skill needed by these men to perform. Each dancer wears a small towel in his belt to wipe sweat -- we saw traces of blood... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank virginia70
Osijek, Croatia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

I'm Croatian, so I appreciate the historical and cultural importance of the sword dance. Definitely not for those whose idea of culture boils down to Hollywood blockbusters ;)

Helpful?
1 Thank Maria F
Malton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

The dancing involves about 20 men in costume and a live band. The dancing looks exhausting and they are not messing about - when the swords clash there are sparks flying. Not to be missed!

Helpful?
3 Thank Philip H
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Brillant get there early to get a front seat. Amazing no-one gets hurt fast lovely costumes well worth a visit you won't see anything like this elsewhere.

Helpful?
2 Thank patgrubert
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

This is absolutely superb. The dancers are so skilled it is mesmerising. Also on were a group of singers who were fabulous. Well worth paying to see - a once in a lifetime experience I will always remember.

Helpful?
1 Thank Barbs G

Travellers who viewed Moreska Sword Dancing also viewed

Korcula Town, Korcula Island
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
 
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
 

Been to Moreska Sword Dancing? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Moreska Sword Dancing and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Moreska Sword Dancing staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?