Its name stems from the fact that, in the past, cobblers’ workshops were mainly situated there. Otherwise also known as Calegaria, this street has been welcoming traders and artisans for centuries. Their business premises are located on the ground floors of some palaces. Here, you can also admire various palaces and special houses, some of which are slightly secluded from the street.
In addition to the house of Orlandini and the palace of Barbabianca , you can also take a look at the narrow Venetian Gothic apartment building with a painted main façade, called the Galli House (Čevljarska ulica 1, the house is joined with the Praetorian Palace), a Baroque apartment building from the 18th century composed of several building units joined together by a small inner courtyard (Čevljarska ulica 5), a Renaissance courtyard portal (Čevljarska ulica 7), a Baroque palace from the 18th century (Čevljarska ulica 17), a Neo-Gothic palace from the 19th century (Čevljarska ulica 23), a Baroque palace called Pellegrini de Favento from the 17th century (Čevljarska ulica 25/Ulica OF 2) and, just across the street, the De Franceschi palace (at the beginning of the 20th century, it supposedly served as the headquarters of the “Casa rurale di prestiti e risparmi“).
Two other interesting buildings on that street are the Biscontini – Minca house from the 16th century with a preserved Renaissance entrance portal (Čevljarska ulica 30) and the palace located at Čevljarska ulica 38.
When taking a walk down the street, we also recommend you stop in the Galerija Meduza Koper gallery (Čevljarska ulica 34).