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Address: Korcula Island, Croatia

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The Marco Polo house is reputedly the intrepid traveller's birth place but is now largely in ruins. Good view from the church tower looking down on it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I think it cost 20 kuna entrance fee per person, which is not a lot, but then there is not a lot to see when you go there. You can read a few information boards, climb rickety, narrow stairs which lead quickly to the top of the tower . great views of the adriatic across to the nearby peninsula make... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

For 20kn you get to see a staircase, a handful of posters with dubious information on Mr Polo, and an obersvation platform. Your money is better spent elsewhere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Don't go! This is just a few flights of wooden stairs that lead to nothing and show not much for it. Next door is the supposed site where Marco Polo was born which is now a crumbling pile of stones.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a complete tourist trap. Don't fall for it. It is just a staircase for two floors and then a roof top view ( with to be honest a nice view of the town) which will cost 20 kuna ( 2 pounds) for the privilege. His house which is next door has long fell down and you are just... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I was in an organized tour in Korcula. Our guide recommended us to go there and have a look. It's a small place. On top, you can get a view of the old town. But it was underwhelming. You have to pay for the entrance as well. Wasted 5 minutes of my time and money.

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Vancouver
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had our guide not pointed out the crumbling wall as part of a house were Marco Polo once lived, we would have walked right on by. What we saw was a wall of a ruined building with a hanging staircase on it. We thought we were walking past ruins that just hadn't been rebuilt. It wasn't worth our while to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Marco Polo house is reputedly the intrepid traveller's birth place but is now largely in ruins. Good view from the church tower looking down on it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Save yourself the effort of climbing a set of rickety stairs for an underwhelming view and make your way straight to the Marco Polo museum. Your 20kn simply lets you climb a reconstructed tower that quite probably is not on the site of the Polo family residence. On the other hand the museum just outside the town walls is great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

20kn to go up a few stairs. Not really any information around aside from a few plaques. The view from the top is nice but it's not that high.. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I loved the tower that you climb to the top! Great view. I also loved the maps placed in the building, very historical.

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

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