The Palace of Marquis Gravisi-Barbabianca

The Gravisi-Barbabianca Palace is one of the most significant palaces in Koper. It was completed in the early 18th c. Today it is used by the music school.


Gallusova 2

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From Tito Square turn left along the Cathedral towards Brolo Square. On its south side turn to Gallusova Street. On its right, near Brolo Square is the Gravisi-Barbabianca Palace.

The Palace of Marquis Gravisi-Barbabianco is famous for its mature Baroque architecture on its facade, relief decorations and the preserved inner layout. The palace was finished in 1710. Its main hall, which was decorated by paintings in the 19th century, is used today as the music school. The Gravisi-Barbabianco Palace has three floors. It is one of the most important Baroque structures in Koper. The central axes of its symmetrical facade has an additional floor and the entrance portal with a richly decorated triple lancet window balcony above it. There is another triple lancet window balcony on the second floor, less lavish that the first one. The central axes is additionally emphasized by the gable end-on. The facade is horizontally divided into three parts i.e. each floor has differently constructed windows. The ground floor windows are the smallest and highly raised, while the first floor ones, the piano nobile, are monumental with Baroque decorations above and below the window. The second floor windows, which are not decorated, are still bigger that the ground floor ones. The central part of the second floor has special decorations. The triple lancet windows are not of the same size. The central one is bigger, while the lateral two in the relief depict two dragons. The above placed gable end-on is also decorated by the family crest relief.