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Marco Polo house
Marco Polo house
In the central part of the old town, near the church of St. Mark, there is a house belonging to the Polo family. It is believed that in it the trader, world traveler and travel writer Marco Polo was born. He was captured in 1298 in a naval battle that took place between Genoa and Venice. He was imprisoned in Genoa’s dungeon. In prison, he recounted the experiences from a trip to Asia to his cellmate Rustichelli, which he wrote down. From these records came the book Il Milione, which is the most-widely read and translated book in the world after the Bible and the Koran.
Category: Other attractions, Old town,
Ulica Depolo, Korčula 20260
42.961834, 017.136546 (42°57’42.6″N, 017°08’11.6″E)
April, May, June: 09:00-15:00h
July, August, September, October: 09:00-15:00h
Adults: 20 HRK (2.60 EUR); groups (10+ persons): 12 HRK (1.60 EUR); children (under 10 years): free entrance
There is not much to see, the house contains only one room.
GPS coordinates: 42.961834, 017.136546 (42°57’42.6″N, 017°08’11.6″E)
Address: Ulica Depolo, Korčula 20260
The House of Marco Polo is located in the old town of Korčula, in Depolo Street (around 50 meters away from the Cathedral of St. Mark)
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do kuće Marka Pola koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Korčule, u ulici Depolo (oko 50 metara udaljena od katedrale sv. Marka). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema kući Marka Pola koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Korčule, u ulici Depolo (oko 50 metara je udaljena od katedrale sv. Marka). Hvala!
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