Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, Koper

4.4
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
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. For Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and beyond, use our Koper online tour itinerary maker to get the most from your Koper vacation.
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  • In Koper, take a walk through the old town and be sure to visit the Cathedral. This church dedicated to Mary felt to be in the spirit of the country. Not overally ornate but rich looking enough to...  more »
  • View from the tower is amazing and if you visit Koper you must go on top and see the view. You see whole town.  more »
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  • It's not the most stunning looking cathedral from the outside but the interior is lovely. Although the whole setting with the bell tower and palace in the surrounding square makes for some great photos and a lovely place to walk and relax. The bell tower was €3 each and has 204 steps to the top. As usual you get a good view from the top. It is also suppose to be the oldest working bell tower in Slovenia.
  • You can visit the tower, entrance fee is around 3 € and you need to climb 204 stairs to get to the top where you can see whole of Koper. I liked the view but I think that the entrance fee is too high.

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