Piran is a small coastal town with 3700 inhabitants located in Slovenian Istria, on the Adriatic sea. It is one of the country's major tourist attractions and is known for its historic architecture, narrow streets, and stunning views of the sea. Piran has been inhabited since prehistoric times and was incorporated into the Roman empire in 177 BC.
Between 1283 and 1797 Piran was part of the Venetian republic, and this influence can still be seen today in the town's architecture and layout. One of the most famous landmarks in Piran is the Tartini square, which is named after the famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, who was born in the town. The square is surrounded by historic buildings and is a popular spot for outdoor concerts and events.
Another popular attraction in Piran is the Cathedral of St. George, which is located on a hill overlooking the town. The church dates back to the 12th century, although the current structure was built between 1592 and 1614. From the cathedral tower there are good views of Piran and the surrounding area.
How to get to Piran
Piran can be reached by car of by bus. There is no train station and the closest airport is in Portoroz.
Accommodation
Being a major tourist centre, Piran has countless hotels and other accomodation options, bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Tartini square 02 Giuseppe Tartini statue 03 Tartini square
04 Tartini square 05 City wall battlement 06 St George cathedral tower
08 Piran 09 Tartini square
10 City walls 11 White sailing boat
12 Adriatic sea coastline 13 St George cathedral 14 Piran
15 Tartini square 16 City walls 17 Piran
18 Adriatic sea coastline 19 Piran old town 20 Piran old town
21 Piran 22 Adriatic sea coastline 23 Old town of Piran
24 Piran lighthouse 25 Waterfront promenade
26 Tartini square 27 Tartini square 28 St George cathedral 29 Zupanciceva street
30 Harbour 31 Seagull 32 Piran 33 Piran
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