Attractions

Top Choice Square in Piran

Tartinijev Trg

The much-photographed, pastel-toned Tartinijev Trg is a marble-paved square (oval-shaped, really) that was the inner harbour until it was filled in 1894. The statue of the nattily dressed gentleman in the centre is …
Top Choice Cathedral in Piran

Cathedral of St George

A cobbled street leads from behind the Venetian House to Piran's hilltop cathedral, baptistery and bell tower. The cathedral was built in baroque style in the early 17th century, on the site of an earlier church fro…
Top Choice Historic Building in Piran

Venetian House

One of Piran’s most eye-catching structures is the red mid-15th-century Gothic Venetian House, with its tracery windows and balcony, in the northeast of Tartinijev trg.
Top Choice Museum in Piran

Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum

Located in the 19th-century Gabrielli Palace on the waterfront, this museum's focus is the sea, with plenty of salty-dog stories relating to Slovenian seafaring. In the archaeological section, the 2000-year-old Roma…
Top Choice Tower in Piran

Bell Tower

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 …
Square in Piran

Trg 1 Maja

Trg 1 Maja (1st May Square) may sound like a socialist parade ground, but it was the centre of Piran until the Middle Ages, when it was called Stari trg (Old Square). The surrounding streets are a maze of pastel-col…
Lighthouse in Piran

Punta Lighthouse

Punta, the historical ‘point’ of Piran, still has a lighthouse, but today’s is small and relatively modern. Attached to it, however, is the round, serrated tower of the Church of St Clement, which evokes the ancient…
Notable Building in Piran

Tartini House

Tartini House was the birthplace of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini. Today it's the base of Piran's Italian community and is used for cultural events and exhibitions. On the 1st floor is the Tartini Memorial…
Monument in Piran

Statue of Giuseppe Tartini

The much-photographed Tartinijev trg is an oval-shaped, marble-paved square that was the inner harbour until it was filled in 1894. The statue of the nattily dressed gentleman in the centre of it is that of native s…
Monastery in Piran

Minorite Monastery

The Minorite Monastery has a lovely cloister, and the attached Church of St Francis Assisi was built originally in the early 14th century but enlarged and renovated over the centuries. Inside are ceiling frescoes an…