Koper, Slovenia - A Great Day Trip

Posted on August 6, 2013 – 22:50
Koper, Slovenia - Travel Guide and Travel Info ~ Tourist Destinations

Koper is a Slovenian city That is right on the border with Italy. Koper was originally built on an island very near the shore. Now the island is a peninsula as a straight That Has Been filled in. The Golden Age of Koper was During the 15th and 16th centuries and was controlled by the Venetian Republic. Currently Koper is Slovenia's only port city and it is a business and industrial center.


Koper is the largest city on the coast and Slovenia there are several attractions, many restaurants, a small beach, and a recreation center. There is Also a lot of shopping near the marina. Koper is a great day trip and if you are traveling from Italy onto Croatia, Which is a country I highly recommend visiting, it is right on the way and a great place to stop and check out. If you plan on staying overnight, you can check out the HotelsCombined price comparison site to find the best deals on hotels in Koper .

There are many monuments, old palaces, and quite a few churches in Koper. There are a few tourist offices in Koper, Mainly around the marina, and you can pick up some info on all that Koper has to offer. The main place to start may be Titov trg and most of the roads in the city lead to this main square. It is nice on all sides having a town hall, a cathedral, the Praetorian Palace and the Logia kavarna, Which has a great coffeehouse in an old Venetian building.

Praetorian Palace

The palace is located on the south end of Titov trg and it has a Venetian Gothic and Renaissance style. The palace was constructed in the 15th century built from 2 older houses dating from the 13th century. The Praetorian Palace was the palace of the mayor and the façade of the palace features many shields and coat of arms. There is a great archway leading to the small street of cobbler Čevljarska ulica. Inside the palace you can find the Tourist Information Office.

The lodge is at the northern end of Titov trg and was constructed in 1463 and was renovated in the 17th century with 5 arches facing the square and then there were blackberries added arches That Face Green Street. In 1555 terra cotta statues of the Virgin Mary was erected. Now the ground floor of the building is a posh coffee shop, Which is a great place to have a drink and look over the square.

A great thing to do in Koper is to wander around the old city center, Which is made up of narrow alleys with many small restaurants, cafes, and shops.

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Calendar. I just watched some of Rick Steve's outing in the Slovenia area. Now that the area is safe for tourism, and seeing how stunning the country side is, i would love to see some great pics from there and the USA.

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