Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, Koper
(4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
See one of Slovenia's oldest bells and take in excellent views of the bay at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, whose simple exterior with Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance elements belies a luxurious Baroque interior. A large oval window above the main portal dominates the facade plated with white marble. Built in the 12th century, the church and the tower were restored on several occasions. The four-story tower holds a bell from 1333; for a small fee you can climb to the upper terrace and enjoy panoramic views of the bay. Admire the 18th-century Venetian-style frescoes adorning the interior walls of the church, and behind the altar don't miss the 14th-century chiseled sarcophagus of St. Nazarius, featuring the image of the bishop on the lid. Put Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Koper holiday planner.
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  • Koper is a Slovenian town in the called Capo d'Istria. Close to Venice, which has already left some of its air in this population that belonged at the time to Venice. The Slovenian city of Koper Cathedral is located in the Centre of the town in a beautiful plaza, where the Cathedral of raises to blue skies.
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  • We climbed the bell tower before visiting the cathedral, and felt it was well worth doing for a very minimal fee. Unlike many European bell towers, this one has a new staircase in straight flights for...  more »
  • The Cathedral is located on a beautiful square. From the port there are 5 min. There's also a supermarket and a bakery, which is open daily from 6-23 h. Just around the corner, the shopping street in the Centre begins.
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