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. For Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and beyond, use our Koper online tour itinerary maker to get the most from your Koper vacation.
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  • We stopped in Koper on a cruise ship and had resisted the trip to the (not) nearby lake to take in this local port. The port was pleasant and we walked around the shops easily. To give us something...  more »
  • In the central square of Koper, Tito Square, are the beautiful Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary. The Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, built in the 15th century in the Gothic style, was later...  more »
  • Must go in the church. Very basic with some nice artwork. Climb the Bell tower to overlook all of the town out to the sea. Worth the short climb up easy steps.  more »
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  • It's not the most stunning looking cathedral from the outside but the interior is lovely. Although the whole setting with the bell tower and palace in the surrounding square makes for some great photos and a lovely place to walk and relax. The bell tower was €3 each and has 204 steps to the top. As usual you get a good view from the top. It is also suppose to be the oldest working bell tower in Slovenia.
  • You can visit the tower, entrance fee is around 3 € and you need to climb 204 stairs to get to the top where you can see whole of Koper. I liked the view but I think that the entrance fee is too high.
  • This cathedral is one of the biggest churches in Slovenia. Almost completely white and quiet interior contrasts with the lively square in front of the church. Art lovers will find some precious art pieces (main and side altars) and they will certainly apreciate the breathtaking white facade. Visit of the bell tower is possible as well.
  • Amazing Vittorio Carpaccio paintings, great cathedral, soon with the biggest organs in Slovenia.
  • 3.5 euro to go up the stairs. Maybe I'm jaded but it didn't feel worth the money.

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