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Address: Titov Trg 3, Koper 6000, Slovenia
Phone Number:
+386 5 664 64 03
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Praetorian Palace is a 15th-century Venetian Gothic palace and the main...

The Praetorian Palace is a 15th-century Venetian Gothic palace and the main cultural monument of Koper. It used to be the podestà's seat, today it houses the Koper city government.

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Beautiful in the sun

The tourist office is located in this historic Venetian building. We went inside, but did not visit the palace.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wichelen, Belgium
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Wichelen, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tourist office is located in this historic Venetian building. We went inside, but did not visit the palace.

Thank demolvlaeminck
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Praetorian Palace is nice venetian place from 15th century in gothic style. Inside is a city government and wedding hall.

Thank Barbara M
Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The palace is placed on the towns main square. The medieval palace is has a musem inside. Tourist information are also in the palace.

Thank pul_luk
Subic, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

First time here and we was scrolling around in the old town with out what to see, and we were surprise to find this beautiful area in a cold November evenuing

1 Thank kmittag
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

The most interesting medieval building in Koper. Right on the main square in the old part of town. There is a museum inside - worth a visit. Different exibitions, even an old pharmacy in the basement.

Thank izi f
Colchester - Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I visited this museum on Sunday 16th October in the morning from our cruise ship. While in Koper I lost my camera but only discovered the loss in the afternoon. The museum we had visited closed at 2pm on a Sunday. We returned to the town and explained what had happened to the cafe staff across the road from the... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This stunning looking building from the outside was a big let down inside. The place had been renovated and modernised. There were still a few nice features.... ceilings and beams. The paintings were ok but it didn't really feel you were anywhere old and special

Thank AT190
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It was a late Sunday afternoon by the time we got back to Koper after having spent most of the day in the capital city of Ljubljana. The Palace was already closed and the plaza itself was rather quiet. We walked past this building towards the old market building. Nothing was open except for the shops in the modern mini... More 

Thank Dushi-NY
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

One of the two main attractions in Koper. The Palace forms part of the main square and is directly next to Koper Cathedral and the Bell Tower. A nice area to take some time out and have a lazy half hour people watching.

Thank Gaynor T
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to sit for some time drinking coffee and watching the life on the place. On weekends a lot of wedding couples come here for picture which is really interesting to watch. The city gets overcrowded if a cruise ship is visiting Koper.

Thank Philip_Bolster

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