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Bishop's Palace and Museum

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Bishop's Palace, located in a two story building on St. Mark's square, has a second name - the Episcopal Treasury. On the first floor are the library, offices, archival rooms, and a kitchen. There are also exhibits related to the history of the Treasury. On the second floor is the residence of the Bishop.

The Palace is adjacent to the Central building of the city - the Cathedral of St. Mark. Itself is a two-storey building may not attract the attention of tourists, but the treasure is represented in his Episcopal Palace is known all over the world.

Here is preserved a collection of small icons, some of them are recognized by collectors all over the world rare. This collection is located in the Ante room. In the hall of Dalmatian art preserved collection of drawings by masters of the Renaissance and Baroque. Also here are manuscripts and printed books Dating from the XII century.

In the hall of the Italian Renaissance preserved many works of the XV-XVI centuries created by Italian artists. It exhibits sculptures made of alabaster and marble, and in the numismatic collection of coins belonging to different countries and eras.

In the hall in the Baroque style shows a collection of portraits of the bishops, priors and abbots of korčula, and in the center of the hall is the throne of the Bishop. The next hall exhibits contemporary art of Croatia - here are exhibited works of artists and sculptures on religious themes.

In the collection of vestments preserved fabrics and embroideries, which were created in korčula from the XIV to the XX century. A lapidary collection of the stone fragments found during the restoration of the Episcopal Palace at different times.

In the kitchen located appliances and kitchenware, wooden furniture, ancient Roman and Venetian dishes, pottery and small decorative objects made of metal, glass and porcelain. So visitors have the opportunity to get an idea of the life of the time.

The Episcopal Palace also demonstrates the exposition, consisting of paintings, which are of great artistic value: “portrait of a man” Carpaccio, “virgin and child” Bossano, the drawings of Raphael, a tiny image of the Madonna, painted by a local artist. One of the most valuable exhibits is the sketch of a soldier's costume, made by Leonardo da Vinci.