Praetorian Palace
Praetorian Palace
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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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soinic
Lux.2,452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A few minutes walk from the cruise ship port takes you to this beautiful, postcard like place.

It reminds me of the Serenissima and has a "back in time" Venetian ambience.

Don't forget to check with the friendly tourist info located inside the building.
Written August 2, 2023
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,613 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The palace is undoubtedly the most representative building of Koper. It was built in the Venetian Gothic style in the 15th century and stands at the southern end of Tito Square (Titov trg).

The building is best described as a mishmash of Gothic and Renaissance features and really looks more like a castle than a palace. It is distinguished by an external staircase, a beautiful attic with a sculpture of justice inside and many coats of arms of leading Koper families and busts of prominent city administrators on the facade.
Written June 26, 2023
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LPLoveToTravel
Ocala, FL1,679 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Praetorian Palace is a 15th-century Venetian Gothic palace in Koper. Located on the southern side of the city's central Tito Square, it now houses the Koper city government and a wedding hall. It is considered one of the city's architectural landmarks
Written February 20, 2020
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Written February 21, 2020
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Arriving at the beautiful Tito Square, one can immediately notices the lovely Palace. The central town square, once Platea comunis and today Tito Square, is surrounded by the most important city buildings with a rich history. Opposite the town loggia, in the southern part of the square, is this beautiful Praetorian Palace, the most important profane architecture in a city with exceptional architectural history from the 13th to the 17th centuries. The building is dominated by late Gothic-Renaissance style and Venetian Gothic, which places the building at the very top of Slovene profane architecture. The Renaissance portal, also known as the 'del Corte', was created in 1505. The final appearance is given in Baroque, when a striking toothed finish was added in 1664, and in the same year the decorative coats of arms on the facade were rearranged. On the corner of the facade is a relief in the shape of a lion with an opening or Bocca del leone, an opening that was used in the Venetian era for anonymous messages to the governors of Koper. Extremely beautiful building, there is always a nice atmosphere in the square thanks to this Palace.
Written January 3, 2020
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Written January 5, 2020
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Gretchen M
Timonium, MD504 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is the cornerstone of the Old town square in Koper. Nice photo op and great start to a walk around the town following the arrows on the sidewalk,
Written September 29, 2019
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Tracey F
408 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
In the centre of town - you cant miss it and it's full of typical Venetian character - definitely one to see when exploring Koper.
Written September 9, 2019
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ElSloveno
Koper, Slovenia208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
If you are in Koper you must visit the Praetorian palace. It is situated in the biggest square in the city center and therefore dominates the city. The views in the square are beautiful!
Written September 8, 2019
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Vic186338
London, UK64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
You can see it all over the Istria region, but Kotor is so small and dull you can spend 1 hour and see all the attractions. It's better to go to Croatia
Written August 1, 2019
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,310 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Located in the heart of the town on Tito Square the palace completely dominates the area and it is well worth stopping to admire the architecture. The building is a must see if in the area.
Written July 21, 2019
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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Built on the site of a municipal hall in mid 16th century this Venetian Gothic style building is Koper's landmark. The façade was renovated and decorated with reliefs and coats of arms but lost its importance when Napoleon defeated the Venetian Republic in 1797
Written July 20, 2019
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