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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,058 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We visited the Piazza Tito whilst on a one day stop in Koper on a Sunday in June. We had chosen to take a self-guided tour of the port and found the Piazza whilst walking around. We had been warned that being a Sunday there may not be many things open, however most shops and restaurants seemed to be open and there was a celebration of children’s gymnastic taking place near the marina.
The square is not overly large but nevertheless has room to move about and take some nice pictures. Here we found a tourist information centre with a very helpful lady inside and also the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.
Written July 17, 2022
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TravelerTP
Northern Virginia, VA934 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Koper is a charming town and I enjoyed our time there, wandering the streets and learning a bit about the history. This is the main square and a place where you can capture the ambiance and character of the town. Be sure to take a little time to just sit and enjoy the square.
Written January 20, 2020
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,344 contributions
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Oct 2019
Arriving at the main Koper Square is a paradise for the soul. Surrounded by beautiful buildings leaves us breathless. So we decided to stay in this square for as long as possible with a cup of coffee and soak up the breath of the past. The central town square (formerly Platea Communis) with worldly and ecclesiastical buildings that show all the splendor of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, is today a quality and valuable artistic setting that arouses the attention, curiosity and admiration of visitors. The square got its present appearance in the 15th century, when the Praetorian Palace, the seat of the Koper podestates and captains, and the Grand Council (Maggior consiglio) grew on the southern edge. Construction took place in the Gothic and Renaissance style, with baroque remodeling in the 17th century. Under the portico, at the entrance to Shoemaker Street, the remains of the first 14th-century city loggia (Lobia vetus) are visible. The western edge of the square is closed by Foresteri and Armeri from the 15th and the 16th century. Foresteria adorned the Renaissance portal "Del Corte" and the buildings served as city offices, weapons depots and pawn shops (Monte di Pietà). The city loggia was built in the second half of the 15th century in characteristic Venetian Gothic style, and was upgraded and reworked in the 17th century. From midel of the 19th century, it housed the Loggia city café.
Written November 29, 2019
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Jeffery W
Raleigh, NC443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We walked through the Piazza Tito, it was pleasant enough. Just not very inviting or colorful but has great potential. Not enough there to cause you to want to spend more time.
Written September 22, 2019
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UK10006
Vancouver, Canada106 contributions
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May 2019 • Couples
The day we were there was cool and wet. The square is not a large as I thought it would be. There are several sites adjacent to it including the Palace, tower and also the tourist information office. From the square we walked down to the gate and turned left. After walking for a while we saw the tower and ended up back at the square.
Written May 27, 2019
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SloZlo
Portoroz, Slovenia104 contributions
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Jul 2018 • Family
Koper developed on a rocky island, that the Romans known as Capris, and created the foremost of its 3 coastal cities. to the present day, there are exchanges of many rulings and countries that have given their seal and its name: for the Romans it had been Capris; throughout the time of Pope Pontiff (l. 599) Insula Capraria (Goat Island), for Byzantines (mid sixth to eighth century) Justinopolis; for the Patriarchs of Aquileia Caput Histriae (the head of Istria), Venetians modified their name to the Italian style of Capodistria, the Slovene version of that became Koper.

The Venetian Republic (1279-1797) was the longest during this region, once Koper skilled a powerful economic (trade, salt) and cultural flourishing (painting, music). Today, we are able to still admire the remnants of the Venetian era in urban design, which, despite nice new-age operations, has preserved its medieval look. this is often conjointly the explanation why Koper is enclosed within the Association of European Medieval Cities. within the past, Koper was AN island enclosed by a wall connected to the solid ground by a picket bridge (towards Škocjan), protected by a mighty defense - the Lion's castle, and in depth salt pans around Koper. Koper began to lose its leading role within the eighteenth century once Trieste was declared a free port, and eventually lost it to the collapse of the Venetian Republic.

In the nineteenth century till the primary warfare (the reign of Napoleon's French Empire 1806-1813 and also the Habsburg autocracy 1813-1918), Koper began to alter in line with economic and social development. This was the time once the salt pans began to crumble and were finally abolished in 1912, however the town solely began to lose its image of the island. In 1825 a second road reference to the solid ground (Semedelska cesta) was engineered, and within the middle of the nineteenth century a coastal road association, then a sea connection with Trieste and in 1902 a railway connection between Trieste and Poreč.

Under the dominion of European nation, the town fully lost the island's look by boning the abandoned saltpans.

The time once the Second warfare brought plenty of changes. till the completion of the border, once Koper signed the London note in Oct 1954 to the then Serbia and Montenegro, it belonged to the Yugoslav military authority among zone B, foremost the urban center Giulia, and from Sep 1947 it had been a part of a state formation known as Free Trieste. once the town became a part of Serbia and Montenegro, the national composition that fully brought new branch of knowledge interventions within the core of Koper and its surroundings modified fully, and also the town skilled a powerful development - a port.

Today, Koper is each AN economically and tourist-oriented town that develops bathing, nautical, sports and searching touristry. It conjointly became a university place.

On the most sq. of Koper, Titov trg, you'll be able to see several cultural attractions:

1. Praetorian palace, the foremost distinguished Koper palace

With the restored Pretorian Palace in might 2001, the Municipality of Koper got a house within the center of the town and on the sq. that has preserved its original municipal style to the present day. it's a typical urban arrangement of the Mediterranean area, that in Koper, owing to its closeness, reminds the town hall.

2. City Tower

It is primarily a Romanesque architecture fortification facility that was within the amount from 15th-17th. centuries changed into a belfry and serves nowadays as a viewing purpose. The cathedral bell tow with the oldest bell in Slovenija, i used to be casting in 1333. The oldest bell is that the following:

+ NICOLAVS ET MARTINVS ME FECERVNT FILII (quondam) MAGISTRI IACOBI Delaware VENECIIS, DIE VI. SEPTE (m) B (ris)

T (em) P (o) RE EGREGII ET POTENTIS SOURCES D (omi) NO PETRI Delaware CANALI HONOR (abilis) POT (estatis) ET CAPITAN (ei)

JVSIN (opoli) S MARCE S NAZARII speak P (ro) wealthy man (is)

Letter. that area unit written in brackets, there's no bell. Individual words area unit written with abbreviations.

Nicolaus and Martinus were Jacob's sons and took over his bell-ringing trades. Their bell was still preserved within the bell-tower of the Koper cathedral and was run up Sep half dozen, 1333. Nicolaus was in all probability Vivence's father. The bell incorporates a diameter of 108 cm.

Source: ACTA ECCLESIASTICA SLOVENIAE, Matjaž Ambrožič, Zvonarstvo in Slovenija, Prim. Gnirs I., 33, p. 48



3. Foresterio and Armerio

Both buildings were in-built the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Foresteria, erst called Albergo Nuova, served to accommodate and accommodate subway guests. it's embellished with terribly lovely stone Renaissance gates, referred to as "Porta del Corte".

The neighboring building, Armeria, served as a weapons store (armory) till 1550, however later it became a town savings bank or a loan office for the poor (ex cards di Pietà) and therefore the offices of town offices and vicode. The erst separate buildings were connected within the eighteenth century, once they conjointly inflated the Armerio for one floor.

Both Armeria and Foresteria area unit nowadays the seat of the University of Primorska.

4. arcade restaurant

The building was in-built the fifteenth century and its gift look was within the seventeenth century. it had been meant for the controversy club of all voters, and their discussions were conjointly taken under consideration within the council. it's embellished with various heraldic decorations and terracotta plastic Madonna with a baby within the corner niche, set in memory of the devastating plague of 1554. within the middle of the nineteenth century a restaurant was opened within the ground floor, that is one in every of the oldest in Slovenija and wherever nowadays Drink low and luxuriate in the complete market.

5. The Cathedral Church of the idea

It stands in a very place in-built antiquity, and before today's church there was a Romanesque architecture basilica. The history of the cathedral dates back to the twelfth century once the city received its own jurisdiction. Today, the façade could be a mixture of the Gothic (the lower a part of} the facade) and therefore the Renaissance vogue (the higher part of the facade). The church has several treasures: 3 paintings by Vittora Carpaccia: an oversized altar painting "Madonna with a baby on the throne and saints" from 1516 and 2 smaller "Presentation within the Temple" and "The Injury of the Innocent Children", a stone casket of the shielder of St. Nazarius from the fifteenth century et al. within the edifice of the cathedral, the valuable image of the author, A. Zanchi, "The Wedding in Cana" hangs. the inside of the church was restored within the eighteenth century by the illustrious creator Giorgio Massari.



In order to form the tours a lot of attention-grabbing, we tend to permit guests to buy individual tickets for every landmark, namely:

1. guided by the Praetorian Palace,

2. read the town tower



There is conjointly a KOPER CARD which has a tour of the many sights and is cheaper than if you bought a personal price ticket to envision every of the sights one by one.

Tickets for guided tour of all the on top of listed sights is purchased at the traveller data Center Koper (TIC Koper), situated within the Pretorian Palace.

The collection purpose for guided tours is within the vellication Koper.

Guided tours area unit conducted in Slovenian, Italian and English language

Schedule of the Tourist Information Center Koper

1.1-13.1.2018 9: 00-20: 00 14.1. - 14.6. & 1.10. - 31.12.2018: 9:00 - 17:00

15.6. - 30.9.2018: 9:00 - 20:00

 

Timetable visits:

From 1 January to 14 June & 1 October to 31 December 2018

Guided tour of Pretoria Palace: at 10:00, 11: 00,12: 00,13: 00,14: 00, 15:00 and 16: 00.

City Tower - belfry: 9:00 - 17:00 (ticket purchases until 16:30)

 

From 15 June to 30 September 2017

Guided tour of Pretoria Palace: at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00

City Tower: 9:00 - 13:00 & 16:00 - 20:00 (purchase of tickets until 7:30 pm), on arrival of cruise ships, from 9:00 to 20:00 (tickets until 19:30)

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Guided tour of the Praetorian Palace

3,5 €

3 €

2,5 €

City Tower - ZVONIK, entrance fee

3,5 €

3 €

2,5 €
Written August 1, 2018
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Tracey F
408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Close to the cruise terminal and centre of the town - you cant miss it when you walk from your ship and it's well worth exploring the area.

Get a map from the tourist office and stroll round the town - nice and peaceful and good to visit.
Written September 9, 2019
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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK9,170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
My wife and I visited Koper on a cruise ship and after our excursion returned to the ship I took some time to explore the town, despite it being very windy and wet. The centrepiece to the town is Tito Square, which is bordered by the Cathedral and the venetian-style Praetorian Palace.

The clock tower to the cathedral is impressive and stands tall over the city. You can climb the tower normally (I believe a small charge applies) but the town was deserted when I was there and the tower was closed, although it wasn't really the weather to take photos to be honest.

The square is just a short walk from the cruise port and there are steps and an elevator to get from the water side to the street level to see the square. There are many narrow alleyways leading off the square which have interesting shops and bars and are worth exploring if you are there when they are open.

I didn't stay long here as it was cold and wet but on a nice day the climb to the top of the cathedral tower would be on my 'must do' things in Koper.
Written July 6, 2019
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keith h
Preston, UK20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The centre of the old town, were you can find the tourist information office that has lots of good information and advice about Koper.
Written November 12, 2018
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ccws50
Ferndown, UK1,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Head here for the major buildings and sites of Historical old Koper Town.
The walking routes takes you through from the port.
Lots of interesting buildings with a good smattering of cafes and shops. Worth a trip in. Can get busy later with competing walking tours.
Written May 13, 2018
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