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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  • After our visit to Lake Bled, we had enough time to make a quick visit to Koper town. The town square and the Cathedral is a short 5 minute walk from the port. One would need to take an elevator to re...  more »
  • 3 euros for a climb and seen from above, all in all it is worth. Is in square shooting and tickets can be purchased at the Palazzo Pretorio.
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  • I visited Koper together with my family, the city appeared for clean, homey! There was not a lot of people, it turns out that they were all walking along the promenade. We could walk without being bothered, enjoying a full Cathedral Square, really impressive!
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