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) and an old pharmacy 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.
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.
Fees for guided tours:
Adults: 5,00 €/person
Students and seniors: 4,50 €/person
Children and groups (min. 15 per.): 4,00 €/person
Guided tours are possible at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. by prior arrangement. Visits for larger groups of people are also possible at other times (by prior arrangement).
In case there are events taking place in the palace, tours are not possible. Visits could be limited because of restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus.