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Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower

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Address: Titov Trg, Koper 6000, Slovenia
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+386 5 664 64 03
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands in the...

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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Cosy and welcoming Koper

Nice and cosy town with a lovely Cathedral square. If you are visiting in the winter time, there is plenty of mulled wine, beautiful lights an decorations around the city... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Dovile D
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Portoroz, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather is good in Piran. Come and visit church in Piran. Its fantastic. To be here at slovenian coast its something to see

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and cosy town with a lovely Cathedral square. If you are visiting in the winter time, there is plenty of mulled wine, beautiful lights an decorations around the city. Definitely worth visiting!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The Koper Cathedral is smaller than most in the regions many other walled old cities. But it is just inside the gate and free admission. It has beautiful artwork and alter. The adjoining tower is a few euros and a long dozen tight flights up to ta nice view of Koper. The church is nice visit but the tower is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

First time here in Koper and not the last time. The cathedral is really good maintain and gene rel very lovely. Free entrance and enjoy the time ehre

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Worth a steep climb! From the terrace there is the best view of Koper, especially the old part of town. Interesting church as well, but nothing spectacualar,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We climbed the bell tower before visiting the cathedral, and felt it was well worth doing for a very minimal fee. Unlike many European bell towers, this one has a new staircase in straight flights for most of its height except a very small stretch after the bells themselves to the outside. It's an interesting experience if you're at 'bell... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The outside is spectacular and the inside has some lovely features . It is worth a quick visit but you don't need too long

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Absolut awesome. The weather is almost warm. Nice people, nice Harbour. Pretty nice trails around the city

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Although the side altars and carvings are quite ornate, the cathedral is lighter and brighter than some, which for me is more satisfying than some of the excesses of the baroque. There is a famous painting by a local artist in the side chapel on the right (OK I forgot his name - he's not that famous) which is well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the altar and paintings. You need to get a tour guide. We had one named Daniella who speaks English. She had many stories and facts about Koper. What a wonderful place to spend a couple days!

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