Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, Koper

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 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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  • Keep a church :) nothing really spectacular, but nice to visit and the space, especially in the Sun, is a beautiful place to enjoy.
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  • Although the side altars and carvings are quite ornate, the cathedral is lighter and brighter than some, which for me is more satisfying than some of the excesses of the baroque. There is a famous pai...  read more »
  • Enjoyed seeing the altar and paintings. You need to get a tour guide. We had one named Daniella who speaks English. She had many stories and facts about Koper. What a wonderful place to spend a couple...  read more »
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