Attractions

Top Choice Square in Piran

Tartinijev Trg

The pastel-toned Tartinijev Trg is a marble-paved square (oval, really) that was the inner harbour until it was filled in 1894. The statue of a nattily dressed gentleman in the centre is of native son, composer and …
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 from…
Top Choice Square in Koper

Titov Trg

In the centre of old Koper, Titov trg is a Venetian-influenced stunner; mercifully, like much of the Old Town’s core, it is closed to traffic. On the north side is the arcaded Venetian Gothic Loggia built in 1463 (a…
Top Choice Cathedral in Koper

Cathedral of the Assumption

Plumb on Titov trg is the Cathedral of the Assumption and its 36m-tall belfry, now called the City Tower, with 204 climbable stairs to superb views. The cathedral, partly Romanesque and Gothic but mostly dating from…
Top Choice Notable Building in Koper

Praetorian Palace

On the southern side of Titov trg is the white Praetorian Palace, a mixture of Venetian Gothic and Renaissance styles dating from the 15th century and the very symbol of Koper. Now serving as town hall, it contains …
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 stairs can be c…
Top Choice Museum in Piran

Mediadom Pyrhani

This exciting new multimedia, interactive museum takes you on an innovative journey through Piran's historical story, with a 'time machine' and numerous exhibits that take a fresh look at the town's fascinating hist…
Square in Koper

Trg Brolo

Linked to Titov trg to the east, Trg Brolo is a wide and leafy square of fine old buildings, including the late-18th-century baroque Brutti Palace, now the central library, to the north. On the eastern side is the 1…
Street in Koper

Kidričeva Ulica

On the north side of Kidričeva ulica are several churches from the 16th century, including the Church of St Nicholas, plus some restored Venetian houses and the 18th-century baroque Totto Palace, with winged lion re…
Nature Reserve in Sečovlje

Sečovlje Salina Nature Park

This 750-hectare saltpan-studded area, crisscrossed with dikes and channels, has a wealth of birdlife – 290 species have been recorded here.It’s important to note that there are two sections of the park: the main (n…