Visit Stone and Wood products Fair.
Korčulans skilfully worked and sold their stone all over the Adriatic. The high quality limestone from Korčula is incorporated in some of the best known buildings in the world such as the Haggia Sophia in Istanbul, the parliament in Vienna, the Town Hall in Stockholm etc.
The most beautiful public and private buildings in Dalmatian towns such as Dubrovnik, Hvar, Kotor etc. were also built with it. This millenium-long tradition has brought to the stage of contemporary Croatian culture the greatest sculptor Frano Kršinić and many other Korčulan and Lumbardan sculptors: Radica, Pallavicini, Trpimir Ivančević, the brothers Ivo and Lujo Lozica, Stecca, Radovanović, Jurjević-Knez and Duhović.
Stonemasonry is not so important nowadays, but some 50 or so Korčulans retain the skills. Forestry and wood-working are also important.
In boat-building, local wood has traditionally been used since Hellenic times, but today it has largely been replaced by steel (Korčula and Blato) and by fibreglass (Vela Luka).
Who is it for?All ages – Family
Tickets : How to get tickets?
At the door: If available. – call & check if available
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Saturday, July 02, 2016 | 20:00 PM to Sunday, July 03, 2016 | 22:00 PM
Venue & Address : Korcula & Korcula, Croatia
Korčula Tourist Board
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