Slovenia’s towns and cities are adorned with some fabulous burgher architecture that is now generally converted for public use. The highest number of palaces or urban mansions can be found on the coast, especially in Koper
. The Praetorian Palace
, with its late Gothic-Renaissance façade, is among the finest of Slovenia’s palaces. Part of this palace now houses a museum. The Manzioli Palace
in Izola is another landmark. It is now the centre for the local Italian ethnic community, and it frequently hosts art exhibitions. Inside the Gruber Palace
in Ljubljana, the premises have been converted to house the Slovenian National Archives.