Koper is the sixth largest city in Slovenia and the largest in the Coast. In addition to Koper, the towns of Ankaran, Piran, Portoroz and Izola are located on the 47 km long Slovenian coast.
Koper is the administrative center of the Municipality of Koper. The city is bilingual, its name in Italian is Capodistria. Koper has an extremely rich cultural heritage, which is characterized by squares, palaces, churches, monasteries and other sights in the old town, such as the Muda City Gate from 1516, the Ponte Fountain from 1666, the Lodge opposite the Praetorian Palace, Fontica from 1392 , which is the oldest building in Brolo Square and more. In the old part of Koper are the picturesque markets - Preseren Square, Tito Square, Brolo Square, Ribiski trg Square, Carpacco Square and Gramsci Square. Among the churches stand out the Cathedral of Mary's Assumption and the bell tower, the Franciscan monastery and Saint Franciscan church, St. Jacob's Church and Rotunda by John the Baptist. The most famous are the Praetorian Palace, Carli Palace, Brutti Palace, Belgramoni - Tacco Palace, Almerigogna Palace and others. The Totto ex Gavardo Palace is located in the area of Kidric Street, where they are also the church of St. Nicholas, Tacco Palace, Church of the Holy Trinity, a House with a wooden balcony and a Servite Monastery. The palace got its present baroque appearance when three buildings were merged in the 18th century.
In its inner part, the palace hides a staircase, atrium and many interior and floor paintings. The outer part is decorated with the relief of the Venetian lion, which comes from the fortress Lion Castle. It protected Koper at its only connection with the land.