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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  • August 18, 2017
    The Cathedral can be visited but nothing extraordinary. The place is nice. The tower is worth the €4 to get in and admire the view of Koper (and its large port). Anedocte has 2 francs illustrating Slovenian hospitality. Arrived at 12:55 (the closed tower at 13: 00) we give our tickets and we are told how to get out and close behind us...
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very quiet village where you can find good restaurants and walking in a way quiet for its historic centre, which is not very big, but if that streets are attractive! Arriving at the Centre of the village you find a really nice plaza where the main buildings are: the Church with its bell tower and the Praetorian building! Its main attraction is that you can upload to the belfry with good views of the area (2€)
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  • August 13, 2017
    A very bright Church is the Cathedral of Koper, the walls are predominantly white. The square pillars and the large pulpit have liked very much. The black and white marble on the side altars is interesting. The Red Golden Chair is gigantic, the canopy is remarkable. I really liked the Cathedral.
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