The Korcula City Museum, housed in the Ismaeli – Gabriellis Renaissance Palace, is a meeting place for the economic and cultural past of Korcula, and is actively represented in the cultural offer in tourism of the City and Island of Korcula and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
The years did theirs, and the palace built by the wealthy Gabriellis family at the beginning of the 16th century, in extremely poor condition. The walls are frayed, the electrical installations worn out, while the floor structures are in critical condition. Water penetration through the cracks of the balcony on the west side of the building caused mold to appear in the attic, which also appears on the walls of work and showrooms on the lower floors of the building. The roof of the south side of the building is significantly damaged and the exterior and interior walls are cracked. Due to the condition of the palace itself are invaluable museum exhibits, but also all visitors to the City Museum of Korcula. In view of its decline and loss of value, a reconstruction is underway and is being implemented through the project ‘Rural Educational, Cultural and Ethnographic Tourist Attraction’.
The palace consists of a basement, ground floor, three floors and an attic. The entrance with its museum exhibition is intended as a ticket to the island, where visitors will be presented with a model of Korcula with all the important features and sights, where tourists will get a sense of the geographical location of the island. On the ground floor will be concentrated all the important works that will tell the story from the very beginning of the town of Korcula. Of course, there will also be links to other museums that would more fully represent some of the values ​​and cultural art in the town of Korcula, such as the Psephism of Lumbarda, one of the most significant monuments of Greek civilization in Croatia, ‘explains the deputy mayor.

The ground floor will also show ‘Korcula in the time of Antiquity’, and the rock that will remain in its original state is particularly interesting in order to vividly present history. ‘On the first floor there will be everything related to the town of Korcula during the Venetian Republic and the inevitable statute of the town of Korcula from 1214, the stone coats of arms of the princes and tribes that were in that century. Likewise, the Battle of Marco Polo in 1298 will be mentioned, but it will not be emphasized because it is across the square from the Marco Polo Museum, ‘says Ivan Šale, adding what is foreseen on the second floor.

The museum will also offer a view of recent times, the inevitable Moreška and all the fraternities of the town of Korčula, as well as Korčula through the 19th and 20th centuries through the works of our distinguished academics. On the third floor there will be an ambient kitchen from the Middle Ages, as well as a large hall for workshops, lectures, libraries and all that is currently missing for normal functioning.


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Monday – Saturday
10:00 – 20:00


20,00 kn


45 minutes


All ages

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