I didn’t had much time to Koper – the short time that we had was dedicated to Piran, however, I ended with an already unexpected stop in Koper.
Forced to choose between the two cities, due to time limitations, I preferred Piran.
However, I still got some minutes to a very quick and superficial passage in Koper, that confirming that I made the right choice, allowed only a few notes.
The most outstanding building in Koper is a palace from the 13th century, with a Venetian look but mixing late Gothic and Renaissance styles.
The crenelated top is an addition from the 17th century.
Nowadays it houses the tourist information center, and it is free to visit, even the areas used by the city council.
The only preserved Gothic loggia in Slovenia is located facing the Praetor’s palace, in the main square.
It was built in 1462, with a second floor added in 1698.
It houses a cafe, and a gallery in the first floor.
Once part of a Roman fortification this tower was transformed to be used for liturgical purposes in the 15th century.
If you risk to climb its 204 steps, you will have a nice view, 43 meters high, wit the tower reaching 54 meters at all.
It is a good solution for the next visit to Koper – a cruise. You just have to check the Mediterranean lines to choose a program that crosses the Adriatic.
I think that for me it will mean a second (at least) visit to most places, but it is a different approach, and Fernanda never seemed so enthusiastic with the idea.