Sights & landmarks in Piran

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  • Debbie Tabone
    31 contributions
    Amazing architecture and views of Piran from the top of the towers. Must visit! Entrance fee is very cheap at EUR2 per person, but you DO need to mind your head when climbing the tower stairs! :)
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Benjamin
    Paris, France180 contributions
    The Tartini square in Piran is probably the nicest place in the city (together with the view we can get from the city walls). It is a very large square surrounded by many old buildings with a great architecture (including the famous Town Hall), and a nice selection of pubs and restaurants.

    Right in the middle of the square there is a statue of Tartini, whose story is a very good one and is worth to be told (or read online). Once a year, the square becomes a huge place for free concerts.
    Written September 25, 2021
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  • DonaldMichigan
    Michigan85 contributions
    I went through the museum first because there was a service going on in the church.The museum was small but had interesting depictions of the history of the architecture of the church over time.The church itself was beautiful with it's golden alter and blue painted ceiling and statues and monuments around the nave
    Written February 5, 2020
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  • Benjamin
    Paris, France180 contributions
    The port of Piran is a pleasant place to walk close by the sea, along the shore. The harbour is full of various small boats (some recent ones and some older ones), which adds up to the view to make the atmosphere quite relaxing.

    Moreover, the port is situated next to several buildings with an interesting architecture (maybe not as great as in Piran’s downtown), and various restaurants and cafes.
    Written September 25, 2021
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  • peetajohn
    Norton, UK686 contributions
    It is easy to miss the cloisters because the entrance is just in an ordinary looking street going up the hill from the main square. For this reason perhaps not so many tourists visit it.
    To get the best of it needs a guidebook or a guide as there is very little in the way of explanations provided.
    The cloisters themselves are plain but with interesting artifacts - such as the seat made from a very old olive tree.
    The church is typical but nonetheless beautiful.
    Recommended.
    Written December 20, 2019
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  • Elderly Traveller
    Bournemouth, UK1,254 contributions
    We found the guide here invaluable in understanding the recent history of this church. Especially during the communist era. Some of the art works are now in Italy and await repatriation. Look out for the immense sea shell. But use a guide.
    Written September 19, 2019
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  • TravelerTP
    Northern Virginia, VA971 contributions
    Had I walked through here on my own, I might not have realized the significance of this square. Once our guide pointed out the cistern and the spouting, it was all much more interesting. This is definitely one of those places that I was happy to have a guide to show me the significance of the area we were in.
    Written January 20, 2020
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  • EGR3623
    Chicago, IL10 contributions
    This is a wonderful small hotel to use as a base when exploring the coast of Slovenia. We stayed in the attic apartment which overlooked Tartini Square so you can't get much closer to town center. The free parking was wonderful since parking in this area is in short supply. The room was comfortable and clean and the owner was extremely helpful in sorting out an issue we had with our rental car. I would definitely rate this place as one of the best in the area.
    Written October 2, 2019
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  • Benjamin
    Paris, France180 contributions
    The Town Hall of Piran is a beautiful building with a great architecture. It lies on the Tartini square that is also surrounded by old buildings, restaurants and bars. It is a bit a pity that the town hall cannot be visited, but as it is still a functional building, this could have been expected.
    Written September 25, 2021
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  • izif_37
    Ljubljana, Slovenia3,005 contributions
    First - the photo above is not from this church - it is from main cathedral of st. George. Church does not have a bell tower. It is very nice decorated from inside - specially around altar. Take a look at the ceiling painting which looks like a balcony.
    Written December 24, 2019
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  • SloZlo
    Portoroz, Slovenia108 contributions
    Saint Janez Kapistran, reformer and sermonizer, Franciscan - observer, stopped in Istria in 1451 on his method, that LED him from the European nation, wherever he reached the vastly superb triumph against the blame, the war against the Turks and Islam. He came to evangelise to the Piran folks and excited them.
    The localities area unit Sv. Janez Kapistrana urged fervidly to permit outside the wall of Piran to make a church dedicated to the new saint of Siena, St. Claude Bernard Siensky, and a cloister for his brother observante. Janez Kapistran in agreement. The place that he selected for the holy building couldn't are additional healing, spacious and pleasant. It stands on the shelf of Capitol Hill facing the ocean, close to the church of St. Madonna of Rožnoven and higher than the port with an equivalent name that the city of Portorož has additionally got its name. And right at this place, his fate began, that nowadays writes a traveller name
    Written August 2, 2018
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  • LPLoveToTravel
    Ocala, FL1,576 contributions
    The most beautiful building in Tartini Square. Very grand building which is now a working courthouse.
    Written November 7, 2019
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  • izif_37
    Ljubljana, Slovenia3,005 contributions
    Lovely building is located just next to the church of St. George. So excellent views from this part of the city are offered! The interior is interesting, but there s not much to see. Sometimes exhibitions are held inside. So worth to visit if you are walking to the church. Don't forget to visit the bell tower just steps away!
    Written October 5, 2018
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  • Miha P
    Maribor, Slovenia8,808 contributions
    This building is the easiest church to visit from Tartini square. It stands in a line of houses and is very precious as an old temple between houses around the square. Interior is not as interesting as main facade. You can find in guidebooks that it is a work of Pietro Nobile.
    Written April 1, 2017
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  • izif_37
    Ljubljana, Slovenia3,005 contributions
    The palace is nothing special from the outside - it would be difficult to spot it as there was not a gallery inside! The street is not so popular with tourists but it is worth a small detour to visit some of the exhibitions.
    Written September 28, 2018
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