Praetorian Palace

Koper, Slovenia

Dominating the southern side of Tito Square is the imposing Praetorian Palace, which has served as the municipal seat for some eight centuries. Its Venetian Gothic design dates from the middle of the 15th century, with the outer staircase and balustrade added fifty years later, and the overall appearance of the façade taking shape in 1664 after significant renovations. After serving various purposes following the downfall of the Venetian Republic at the hands of Napoleon in 1797, the building underwent a decade long restoration in the 1990s and now once again serves as the municipal seat and mayor's office, as well as the Tourist Information Centre.



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Titov trg 4, Koper, Slovenia
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Slovenia


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Andre Coleman (4 days ago)
You can rally experience the Venetian periode of the century. A bit of Venice in Slovenia
Gergő Batizi-Pócsi (31 days ago)
Koper's main square. Beautiful buildings, coffee, ice cream near the gate. The old pharmacy is free in the building.
Patricia Moghames (31 days ago)
You will walk past this square when you visit, nice connection with history. More information on the building written on the walls around so make sure to check that.
David B. (2 years ago)
Nice historical building
Lauris Kļaviņš (2 years ago)
We had a romantic dinner on palace balcony with excursion in the tower to watch the sunset. We also got to walk around the palace a bit on a guided tour with very kind and konwledgable guide. This was really great experience both for views and for nice food. Thank you very much for this very special service!
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