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Ivan S wrote a review Aug 2020
Korcula Island, Croatia4 contributions
Great for a rainy day. Looks simple when you go in but with headphones and the storry being told going through the museum it is a really great experiance.
Date of experience: August 2020
James wrote a review Feb 2020
Colchester, United Kingdom470 contributions46 helpful votes
Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant and one of the world’s greatest explorers. The exact location of his birth in 1254 is unknown. There are those who believe he was born in Venice itself. Many sources, however, confirm he was born in Korčula, which was then part of the Venetian Republic. It was said the richness of the island inspired him to embark into the unknown. He became among the first Europeans to travel the famous Silk Road trade route, stretching from the Middle East to China. Around 1298, during the naval Battle of Curzola near to Korčula, Marco Polo was captured by the Genoese. Imprisoned in Genoa, he shared his stories with his cellmate, Rustichello da Pisa, an Italian romance writer. Rustichello wrote the (now world famous) book “Book of the Marvels of the World”, known also as “The Travels of Marco Polo” or simply “Million”. Inside the museum you can learn all about Marco Polo’s legendary exploits in rooms decorated to resemble the real-life settings. The museum can be found just outside the southern old town walls opposite the Land Gate. The history surrounding Marco Polo quickly became one of my favourite things to do in Korčula! Admission costs 60KN (£7.50) and I'd recommend 1-2 hours.…
Date of experience: June 2019
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PWMW wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California5,239 contributions67 helpful votes
I really liked the way they set up the small rooms along a path with stage sets of the places visited by Marco Polo. It was like walking through a diorama. The headsets gave you the narrative in your language.
Date of experience: October 2019
Laura W wrote a review Oct 2019
New Jersey3 contributions1 helpful vote
I recommend everyone who comes to Korcula to visit the Marco Polo Museum, very interesting and it pays to see.
Date of experience: July 2019
Ojre wrote a review Sep 2019
Kent, United Kingdom24 contributions7 helpful votes
An audio story with visuals rather than a traditional museum conatining things associated with Marco Polo. All had to have our ipods re set - but we were given our headphones to keep!
Date of experience: August 2019