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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 Slovenian in Korte

Hiša Torkla

One of our most memorable meals was enjoyed here, where Andreja and Sebastijan provide warm service in a stylish setting, with fine local flavours accentuated by accomplished, not-too-fussy cooking (like Black Angus…
Top Choice Slovenian in Portorož

Rizibizi

In a tucked-away, elevated position (signed off the road between Portorož and Piran), Rizibizi earns accolades as one of the coast's finest dining options. Savour sea views and a locavore ethos – best value are the …
Top Choice Seafood in Piran

Cantina Klet

This small wine bar sits pretty under a grapevine canopy on Trg 1 Maja. You order drinks from the bar (cheap local wine from the barrel or well-priced beers), but we especially love the self-service window (labelled…
Top Choice International in Portorož

Montagu

Super-chic, this new restaurant and cocktail bar shines like a beacon on the main strip. The short menu hones in on some serious steak (eg Argentinian Black Angus) with price tags to match, but rice dishes, salads a…