5 Places to See in Koper City

1. Koper Carpaccio Square

It was named after Vittore Carpaccio, the famous Venetian painter. In his honour you can admire the masterpiece portrating Koper at the Cathedral of St. Mary Assumption on Titio Square. It is said that he lived his last days in Koper, at that time part of the Venetian Republic Serenissima. 

2. Muda Gate Koper

Muda Gate was the main gate to the city of Koper. This gate is especially significant because Koper used to be an island and here is where the bridge was located connecting the mainland with the Island. Muda gates has the purpose to welcome in town only the noble families, all others were designated to enter by side gates.

3. Tito Square Koper

Tito Square (Titov Trg)  is probably the highlight of Koper. What was once the center of the city, when it was an island, is surrounded by truly stunning architecture,  Venetian-influenced and most of all connecting all the streets at the top of the Island. With great admiration Tito square hosts four of the most important buildings: Cathedral, Loggia, Pretorian Palace and the Foresteria, all having their own influence in shaping Koper as a economical force.

4. The Catherdral of the Assumption

The Cathedral of the Assumption (Stolnica Marijinega Vnebovzetja) an 18th-century church. Next to the cathedral is the Bell Tower (Mestni stolp), and you can climb the 204 stairs for a beautiful view of Koper.

5. Pretorian Palace

A 15th-century Venetian Gothic palace dominates Titos Square called Praetorian Palace (Pretorska plača).

September 2021