There is a fair number of museums and galleries to visit while you’re staying on the Island of Korčula. Below, you can find a few of them that are located in Korčula Town, Vela Luka and Blato.
In the town of Korčula, you can visit the Korčula Town Museum and St. Mark’s Cathedral. There is also the Bishop’s Treasury and gorgeous views from the bell tower of the cathedral. These will surely amaze you. The City Library, which is a cultural and information centre of the town, is also a great location to visit.
Vela Luka is an amazing archaeological site, so our first recommendation would be to visit the cave Vela Spila. While it's technically not a museum, it’s really worth the visit, since it is one of the most important prehistoric archaeological localities, not just in Croatia, but in Europe. Impressive archeological collection can also be seen in Vela Luka Cultural Centre, which includes the archaeological findings of Vela Spila, among other things.
Did you know that the world’s longest mosaic is also located in Vela Luka? Residents and visitors from all over the world continuously create hundreds of mosaics in a workshop held by the Luka Mozaika project. They have been building a stone ode to the beauty of creativity, diversity and community. If you wish to leave your mark on Vela Luka, you can install your piece of mosaic and become a part of the longest mosaic in the world.
Visit Blato Cultural Centre and get to know a part of Blato’s rich history and heritage. In Blato you can also find the Etno House Barilo, which is a museum in a house that is about ordinary people created by ordinary people. The owners will guide you through the house, which is filled with objects from the past. In the end, you can taste some traditional homemade snacks and drinks and buy authentic handcrafted souvenirs.
After that we recommend a walk through Blato. The town's romantic secret little streets will lead you to the Sanctuary of The Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified Petković, who founded the congregation of the Franciscan Sisters Daughters of Mercy and was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003.