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Moreska Sword Dancing

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Address: Ljetno Kino, Korcula Town, Korcula Island, Croatia

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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 

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Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 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 ;)

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Malton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 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!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband was a bit reluctant to go to this as folk dancing not really his "scene" but he loved it! The dancing was spectacular, so fast & well timed & the participants really looked like they meant to kill each other, in fact, some small children at the front started to cry! The music,costumes & the setting - in... More 

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Kranj, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Moreška is a dance depicting a battle between two kings for a kidnapped princess. It is an old Mediterranean tradition which has been performed in the area for hundreds of years, and while it used to be done everywhere from Morocco to Spain, it is now only performed on Korčula. The performance opens with an a cappella sextet singing... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My life's best enjoyment here!! I am not a good enough writer to describe the beauty we saw, but it is so amazing!

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A friend I was travelling with was really keen to see this, I'm glad she was else I might not have seen it. It really was something quite special - the setting (in the city walls), live music, costumes and obvious passion of the performers for the dance really bought it alive. The dance is unique to the island and... More 

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Address: Ljetno Kino, Korcula Town, Korcula Island, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Korcula Island  >  Korcula Town

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