Bell Tower

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Bell Tower information

Location
Piran , Slovenia
Address
Adamičeva ulica
Prices
admission €1
Opening hours
10am-8pm summer
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The Cathedral of St George's freestanding, 46.5m bell tower, built in 1609, was clearly modelled on the campanile of San Marco in Venice and provides a fabulous backdrop to many a town photo. Its 147 rickety stairs can be climbed for superb views of the town and harbour. Next to it, the octagonal 17th-century baptistery (krstilnica) contains altars and paintings. It is now sometimes used as an exhibition space. To the east is a 200m-long stretch of the 15th-century town wall .