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Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
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Slovenian Coast and Karst Region Day Trip from Ljubljana
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Koper
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“ISTRANKA tours”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

Koper, Slovenia
On a recent cruise, four of us traveling together hired the tourist agency ISTRANKA for a 6-hour tour from the port of Koper, Slovenia. Ivan arranged for us to have a very pleasant, English-speaking guide in a nice, spacious van. We first visited the old centre of Koper (Pretorium Palace, cathedral, and Tito Square). After a drive through the country, the next stop was the 13th century Socerb Castle, which stands on the edge of a 300 meter-high Karst cliff offering a breathtaking view to the Gulf of Trieste. Here there is a castle restaurant, where we relaxed in the courtyard for refreshment. We stopped for a regional lunch, which was very substantial. Our tour continued with a short drive to the village of Hrastovlje, well-known for the Church of the Holy Trinity and its famous frescoes. The excursion ended with the return to our ship. Except for drinks at lunch, everything was included in the price of the excursion.
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Visited October 2011
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“Beautiful koper”
Reviewed November 22, 2011

We stopped here on our Adriatic cruise beautiful, interesting town, with narrow streets , good value food & drink

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“In the center of town - go up the bell tower for a wonderful view”
Reviewed October 28, 2011

On one side of Tito Square are the Koper Cathedral and its bell tower.

We enjoyed visiting the church, which is known as the Cathedral of the Assumption. It was started in the 1100’s and contains several wonderful paintings along with a stone sarcophagus that is behind the altar.

The bell tower has a small fee to enter it and has about 150 steps to get to the top where it offers a terrific view of city and its area.

Visited October 2011
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