The elegant Town Hall adorns the Old Town of Corfu. It is one of the best and most impressive Venetian architectural structures on the island. It was constructed between 1663 and 1693 when the island was under the Venetian occupation. The prevailing materials used for its construction were marble and stone.
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At first, this building functioned as a club for the noblemen, which is why Morosini's Statue (the Doge of Venice from 1688 to 1694) was placed on the eastern wall in 1691. In 1720, the building hosted the Noble Theatre of Saint Giacomo of Corfu and it wasn't until 1903 that it turned into the Town Hall.
The Noble Theatre of Saint Giacomo operated from 1733 to 1893 and it was the first Greek opera house. The first opera presented was Gerone, tiranno di Siracusa by A. Aurelli. The place constituted a meeting point for Italian musicians and composers due to the Venetian occupation, while it also gave a chance to many eminent Greek musicians to present their works. In fact, the first Greek opera took place there in 1867 on an exclusively Greek libretto.
The building and its historical archives, which belonged to the Noble Theatre, were destroyed in the Second World War bombardment in 1943. Sadly, many other historical buildings in Corfu Old Town were demolished, too.
Fortunately, later on, the beautiful building was renovated and visitors can admire it during their strolls around town.
The Town Hall is located in Corfu Town just a 6-minute walk away from the central bus station and a 10-minute walk away from a parking lot.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 693 484 3704, or 0030 694 726 6811, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Town Hall and many other points of interest in Corfu at their own pace.
Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.