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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  • ... like the whole town of rest, which I did not hit anything. Desolate and bleak.
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  • Romanesque church of 1100 with a tower of 1300 always the same style. Visited the first of the year with the central square still decked with lights for the festive season and ice skating rink. Inside we can find paintings of various Venetian painters of the 1500 and the Baroque. For Christmas I had a beautiful crib beside the altar. Opposite the altar lies the sarcophagus of San Nazario.
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  • This is a lovely Venetian square, we stayed there during Epiphany then still dressed to the nines the Christmas holidays ... We suggest a walk
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