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Address: Korcula Island, Croatia

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It is interesting to visit..but worth remembering that this is a 15th century building and Marco Polo was born in 13th century. ..could be this building was built on site of a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
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Harrow
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It is interesting to visit..but worth remembering that this is a 15th century building and Marco Polo was born in 13th century. ..could be this building was built on site of a previous building though....

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The stairs are narrow, the villa itself is not interesting. And they do not have constructive info to offer to tourists. I have seen much better memorial houses or museums in the world. Besides that, you shall visit Korcula, a very enchanting little town.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We payed around £3 to go up a lot of stairs, read a couple of plaques and walk through tiny rooms to get to the top and see a view (largely obstructed by buildings). Not worth it.

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Flagstaff
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is not a museum, but one gets a history lesson about Marco Polo in a Disney-like type of viewing with a walk-through of probable Polo's experiences. Good as an introduction to this historical time period.

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Genoa, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's just a shell of what used to be there and there doesn't seem to be any proof that Marco Polo really lived here. You can climb up some old a rickety wooden stairs but there's really nothing to see.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I will be visiting Korcula soon and I am going to see Marco Polo birth place. I think this is just a tourist trap. As far as I know and documents registered Marco polo was born in Venice Italy. Anybody willing to contradict this ???? Love to hear from you .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pay a visit, but just for the view from the watchtower. Interesting but don't expect too much. Great for kids.

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Manchester, England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The tower is interesting and gives lovely views over Korcula town. However, there is no house - it is just walls. It looks as if it was an amazing house cenuries ago. Time to restore it?

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

When you enter the birth house of Marco Polo you immediately face the stairs. There is nothing much to see in the actual house but the view from the top of it is great. I personally love these old stone houses.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

If this house actaully was the home of the sailor Marco Polo it's definitely worth a visit. Apart from the interesting ruins of his house the views of Adriatic are nice.

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