Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, Koper

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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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  • One of the smaller cathedrals, but still unique with it's very plain façade and the clock tower as well. Inside, the altar and surrounds are quite ornamental and beautiful. Didn't do the clock tower c...  more »
  • Weather is good in Piran. Come and visit church in Piran. Its fantastic. To be here at slovenian coast its something to see  more »
  • ... like the whole town of rest, which I did not hit anything. Desolate and bleak.
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