The palace, which is considered one of the most magnificent palaces in Koper, continuously impresses the visitors with its elegant appearance and rich history.
The Praetorian Palace closes the southern side of the central town square – the Tito Square. The palace was built in the 13th century, while it received its current appearance in the middle of the 15th century. The building’s appearance is dominated by the late Gothic-Renaissance and Venetian Gothic style. The palace is decorated by an external staircase, external balcony, a distinct façade, a statue of Lady Justice with her sword and the many decorative coats-of-arms with carvings from the history of Koper.
The palace was last renovated in 2001.
Nowadays, a Tourist Information Centre (TIC), an old pharmacy and an exhibition space are located on the ground floor of the palace, while on the first floor there are, among others, a wedding venue, the mayor’s office for protocol activities and a conference room intended for the meetings of the municipal council.
***During the TIC opening hours guided tours of the palace are available.
The Praetorian Palace is considered one of the most popular attractions for the visitors, who visit the city from all around the world, which is why it has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence numerous times, along with other important awards.
Winter schedule (1. 10.-17. 6.): every day from 9.00 to 17.00
Summer schedule (18. 6.-30. 9.): every day from 9.00 to 19.00
Winter schedule (1.10.-17.6.): every day (every hour) from 10.00 to 16.00
Summer schedule (18.6.-30.9.): every day (every hour) from 10.00 to 18.00
Guided tours for smaller groups can be provided only for groups of at least 5 people.
Tickets – prices:
Adults: 5 €/person
Students and seniors: 4,50 €/person
Children, disabled* and groups (min. 15 p.): 4,00 €/person
(*accompanying person for the disabled: free of charge)
Visit of Praetorian Palace and Bell Tower for groups (min. 15 per.): 7 €/person
**Due to the Coronavirus epidemic the working hours can vary and are updated at this site: TIC working time.
***Due to the restrictions regarding the Coronavirus epidemic guided tours of the palace are not provided.