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Koper, Slovenia: 19 reviews and 61 photos

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Titov trg is in the centre of Koper and is where you can find the town's most important buildings such as the cathedral and bell tower, loggia, Foresteria, Armeria and Praetorian Palace.

The cathedral dates from the 12th century and its fašade combines Gothic lower parts and Renaissance upper parts that were added following a fire in 1460. The bell tower was built in the 15th-17th centuries and is 54m high.

Foresteria & Armeria: These buildings were constructed in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Foresteria was formerly the Town Hall or Albergo Nuovo and was used as a reception and accommodation facility for important guests. The adjacent building, the Armeria, was used for weapons storage till 1550. Later on, it was changed into a savings bank and pawnshop for the poor and then offices of city administration.

The Loggia stands at the northern end of the central square (Titov trg). It was built in 1463 as a single storey building although its present appearance dates from the 17th century when the five arches were added facing the square and four more were added facing Verdi Street. A terra-cotta statue of Mary was erected above the corner in 1555. In 1698 another storey was added to the loggia and two arches from the west side were moved on the ground floor. It was used as a debate club for all the townsmen and today houses a posh coffee shop.

The Praetorian Palace dominates the southern end of Titov trg with its Venetian Gothic and Renaissance styles. It was built in the 15th century on the site of two older houses from the 13th century that were connected by a loggia. It was the former palace of the mayor, who was appointed by the doge in Venice, council and other city administrators. The fašade features a whole host of heraldic shields and coats-of-arms. There is a lovely archway which leads into the small pedestrian street of Cevljarska ulica (Cobbler?s Street). Today, the building houses the Tourist Information Office.

Address: Titov trg
Website: http://www.slovenia.info

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