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Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower

Titov Trg, Koper 6000, Slovenia
+386 5 664 64 03
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The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands in the location of a former ancient building - a Roman basilica. The history of the Cathedral goes back to the 12th century, when the city acquired its own diocese. Today's front combines Gothic (the lower part) and Renaissance styles (the upper part). The Cathedral keeps numerous treasures: the big altar painting "Madonna with Child on the Throne and Saints", painted by Vittore Carpaccio in 1516, the stone sarcophagus of Koper's patron saint, St. Nazarius from the 15th century, etc. Town tower in Tito square, once romanic forticication, became a bell tower in 15th / 17 th century. It houses one of the oldest bells in Slovenia, dating back to 1333. From the panoramic point (43 metres) you can see the nearby and distant surroundings of the city Koper.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“bell tower” (60 reviews)
“old town” (19 reviews)
“the main square” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Titov Trg, Koper 6000, Slovenia
Titov Trg, Koper 6000, Slovenia
+386 5 664 64 03
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

On Tito's square is also a Koper cathedral and Bell tower. You must stop here also. Around you will found also other sights. Beside cathedral you can drink good coffee. On the top of the tower you will have a nice view around the city.

Thank andrej k
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Right in Tito Square, you can see the Cathedral and pay a few euros to go up the bell tower. Remember that it is quite a long climb up to the top with over 200 steps if I remember correctly. The panoramic view of the...More

Thank Drum_Davey
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I thought that it is worth a visit it is in Tito's square and has a beautiful interior. It is not a large cathedral. There is a lot of things to see in the square,

Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We visited Koper on a Saturday and the old town was all but deserted. Consequently, when we went to see this beautiful cathedral located in a large city square within the old town, we were able to do so, unhindered by crowds. Its impressive bell...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Worth a stop if you are visiting Koper, but I was not overly impressed by this Cathedral. Didn't get the usual sense of peace I get in Churches and Cathedrals when sat in this one. It is quite small and not highly decorated. However, the...More

Thank yuki1234
Reviewed 18 September 2017

On a hill above the old town and a few minutes walk from the sea front with a Romanesque interior. For a cathedral it is not very large but feels bright with white walls, gilt and an ornate alter and pulpit. Heavy columns and side...More

1  Thank angelaofcastleton
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Set in the middle of a classic old port town, the cathedral is old and relatively bare of ornamentation both inside and out. The front entrance opens into a good size square of similar white buildings. The bell tower is separate but adjacent, has a...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 31 August 2017

As you enter the city from the cruise ship dock (a very short walk), this is the first sight that will grab your attention. The clock tower is very attractive and striking. Make certain you get inside the cathedral to enjoy it and the beautiful...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Cathedral in Ljubljana is colorful, another one in Gornji Grad is big but the cathedral in Koper is very noble with Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance parts outside and Baroque interior. It also has some fine paintings and stone sculptures in the church. Bell tower is...More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our Cruise stopped there and we didn't planed anything but walking around. We found out there is free wifi everywhere. Surprised considering such a small country. Small cathedral, expensive bell tower, 8€ to have to climd 400 steps. Be aware, no store is open on...More

Thank Paul D
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