The City of Korcula is situated on the northeastern end of the island, erected along its indented coast. It is made up of the old town on the small, oval peninsula, the Baroque quarters just under the old town walls and the new areas, which spread along the coast to the east and west of the old town centre.  The city is the administrative centre of the City of Korcula, which includes the section of the island and five towns: Korcula, Zrnovo, Pupnat, Cara and Racisce, with a total of about 6000 residents.  Korcula has many social, cultural, economic and health institutions and organizations, restaurants and so on. It also has cultural and performing societies that foster choral singing and folk dancing, and sports societies.
The old stone houses had only one story, rarely two, they were built of roughly dressed stone or dry-stone walls, and were unadorned. The other buildings, churches, loggias and public buildings were similar. At the beginning of the 15th century the city was completely reconstructed and none of the old town remains except the identical location of some buildings. Moreška is a traditional sword dance from the town of Korčula. It is one of the many proud traditional sword dances that are performed on the island. It arrived in Korčula around the 16th century. Korčula has a rich musical history of Klape groups. Klapa is a form of a cappella style of singing. The tradition goes back centuries, but the style as we know it today, originated in the 19th century.