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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  • The little town of Koper offers beautiful sights, and this cathedral is one of them. It is near the sea and the local green market so after wondering around town and looking at beautiful houses you ca...  more »
  • This is a really beautiful cathedral. Wonderful tall columns in an unusual white reach up to a lovely domed roof. It has the advantage of being very simple in design, giving the opportunity to sit qui...  more »
  • The Cathedral itself is amazing inside but the view from the Bell Tower (a few steps up and only 3euro each) is well worth it, giving a view of this lovely town  more »

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