St. Mark's Cathedral
St. Mark's Cathedral
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Tommy599
Two Rivers, WI861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The detailed Romanesque portal by Bonino of Milano depicting Adam and Eve on either side and St. Mark perched at the top.

Inside the cathedral it was very detailed (WOW have we viewed a lot of the insides of churches in our travels). I love the architecture of churches as they reflect the passion of those that are looking for that quest of “everlasting life” (do not want to relate / accept that everything STOPS at death).

What shocked me the most was the Cathedral had 9 different altars, and not that much of a seating inventory.
The 16th-century painting by Tintoretto above the main altar was very impressive.

This church also has a sketch by Da Vinci, drawings by Raphael, and paintings by Italian masters (no pictures allowed of that one).

Went into the small All Saints’ Church and noted all the crypt slabs covering the floor. Turns out the rich & influential were buried beneath the floor of the church (following a donation $$), so pensioners can read their names as the masses walk over their graves (the more money you donate, the closer to the alter or entrance = gets you planted there). Wonder if they realized their graves will most likely be opened in about another 300 years or so by grave robber archeologist to see how many teeth the deceased had.
Written 27 November 2023
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK8,861 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
St Mark’s is the cathedral within the walled town. Not very big, but to be fair the town isn’t that big either. It is a church in current use and is worth taking a look.
Written 26 October 2023
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Karen C
Sydney, Australia226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Definitely not for the faint hearted. It was definitely a memorable experience climbing to the top of the belfy - spiral marble winding staircase with very narrow treads. I kept reminding myself that thousands had done it before and just kept focusing on the next level. The views across the harbour and the town were great - but I honestly think the experience of getting up and back down was the best feeling of all. A real achievement in itself.
Written 4 October 2023
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Cathedral of St. Marc is the main religious building in Korcula city and it is located in the old town of the most important city of the homonymous island. It has a bell tower located at the left side of the main facade. Also, it is open to the public, so you can go up and see wonderful views of the old town and the sea, the best part of the Cathedral. Also, you can also visit the main building, where you can see the altar and some chapels. Really it is better from outside and in the inner part is austere.
(See also Korcula Old City)
Written 22 September 2023
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Julie
102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Costs €5 but worth it for the views and experience! Not that many steps to reach the top but firstly very narrow spiral staircase which leads to a first floor platform then irregular spaced steps, a narrow squueeze to a short metal step ladder...to reach the top. At top it's a narrow walk around the bell tower with spectacular views, we are not small and in our 60s and managed it!
Written 11 June 2023
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DJC
Vancouver, Canada139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The view from the top of bell tower is great. It gives you a good appreciation of the place. interesting church
Written 10 May 2023
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Traveller162014
Leeds, UK1,520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My boyfriend and I climbed up the Bell Tower for around 3 euros each and it was a great experience. The staircase was incredibly narrow, we were both a bit scared if truth be told. However, the views of the town from the top were absolutely incredible. Well worth it.
Written 3 October 2022
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Sarita P
Samarkand, Uzbekistan56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
St. Mark's Cathedral is the most dominant tower and building in Korcula fortified Old Town, marking a strong venetian influence over the area.
It is an actual living church not just a tourist spot to walk in and photograph, the church comes alive every day with prayers and Holy Mass is celebrated in the evening with a crowd of locals and a few visitors.
Heavily baroque in decoration, with an eclecticism in the decoration marking the many different foreign influences on the island over the centuries it is still evolving and incorporating new art influences.
Definitely worth a slow, detailed visit.
Written 23 September 2022
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Marent
Rome, Italy179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Scaryish but worth it! Narrow staircase with iron banisters is not for the overweight or claustrophobics. Iron platform at top was as far as I made it.. My husband enjoyed the views on the bell tower.. It was too windy for me but beautiful view of the area;-)
Written 12 September 2022
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weigsimo
Schoengeising, Germany6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
It costs 30 Kuna (for children 15) to climb up the tower. You have a beautiful view on top over the old town of Korčula. But the stairs are very narrow and the "balcony" on top is quite narrow as well.
If you want to visit the church itself, it costs 20 Kunas in addition, which we found quite inappropriate as the inner space is not as nice as we'd expected it to be.
Written 24 August 2022
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