Crkva Svetog Jurja
Favorite thing: On the rise above the town there dominates a baroque church with a belfry and a baptistery. The slope with its church complex was strengthened with flying buttresses, built gradually from the mid-17th to the early 19th centuries. The Baroque hall church began to be built after 1595 in the place of the older Gothic church hallowed in 1344. The church was completed and rehallowed in 1637.
Fondest memory: The western facade was built as a temple front with pilaster jointing and triangular gable, clearly influenced by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.
The rich Baroque fittings of St. George's Church are supplemented by the Baroque organ built in 1746 by master Petar Nakic, a native of Dalmatia and one of the most important Venetian organ builders.Related to:
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My Sweet Memory...
Fondest memory: My sweet memory in reaching Piran was walking from Portoroz.
Portoroz is all about the sun, sea, thongs....beachside activities but Piran has a difefrent contrast.
A medieval town also by the sea, rich in history & amazing views that I couldn't get in Portoroz.
It's a great feeling walking along the beach from Portoroz to Piran...It's only an hour or so walking only between the 2 places.
The photo shows a sight in Portoroz...Related to:
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The Blue Blue Adriatic
Fondest memory: Words cannot describe how blue the Adriatic Sea is. I love the ocean. Love it, love it, love it. I could spend a lifetime on a beach, so long as there were other things to do -- I can't just lie around. But the ocean itself always boosts my spirit and calms my soul. So I was prepared to be excited about my first ever European ocean experience, and I was not disappointed.
The Adriatic is crystal clear, clean and blue. I had actually expected a sea of sewage and industrial waste, kinda like Lake Michigan, but amazingly the sea seemed totally clean, even after 5000 years of human development on its shores. Remarkable.
Piran's map and usefull websites
Favorite thing: News, tourism, pics, links and what else at:
Great VR Panoramas.
Interesting pictures and more.Related to:
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Favorite thing: Piran is a wonderful example of medieval street layout and architecture. The old town in built following a star-like pattern, and every main street originates from the same square at the centre of town (1st of may square)
Fondest memory: getting lost and suddenly finding my way again.. i thought it was a sort of sixth sense or miracle: only upon coming home i read about the town's layout. no miracle, no special orientation gift... nothing
Favorite thing: Piran - little I knew about it when I went there - I was basically just dying to get out of Portoroz and its concrete architecture. Piran seemed to be the nearest place - and my giudebook sort of praised it, without clearly stating why. Anyway it looked as if it was going to be worth a try. It turned out to be the highlight of the week.
Fondest memory: Upon approaching it - by bus - it became quite clear that it would be unlike any other Slovenia town; the architecture and streets-layout appeared clearly influenced by Venice, and it actually it felt more like being in some coastal town of Croatia. Thinking back I shouldn't have been so surprised - this part of coast is in Istria, which used to belong to Italy, which was once, in this area, the republic of Venice.
Favorite thing: Piran is old Mediterranean town which is situated at the cape of the Piran peninsula. The town is actually one large museum with the medieval architecture and rich culture heritage. Narrow streets and tight houses are a special charm of the town. Piran is an administrative centre of the local area and also important Slovenian tourist centre.Related to:
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Fondest memory: While we were sitting in the main square, a small boy of about 7 or 8, who was with his group of friends on the other side, came up to my friend, who is 25, and asked him to beat up his friends because they were teasing him. Seriously.Related to:
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Relax and let the feel of this...
Favorite thing: Relax and let the feel of this enchanting city in your soul, wander the narrow streets, and along the seawall with the gentle breezes.
Fondest memory: You can take the boy from the beach and to the mountains but you can’t take the beach out of the boy. Having grown up at the beach my whole life, I have developed a fascination for the mountains and I need to get my fix every couple years. It was for this reason that I chose Slovenia and had bypassed chapters on its coast in many guides, fixating on hikes rather than waves. I’d been in Slovenia for over two weeks at this point and had done quite a few hikes into the alpine and relaxed at lakes with peaks virtually rising from their waters, but as I headed west once again in this tiny country with the intent of exploring the Soca Valley, it appeared I had run out of luck with the weather. It just seemed to get darker as the car traveled further west. After popping into the Skocjan Caves for a tour of the World Heritage Sight, it was obvious that the only sun looked to be at the coast. The lush valley to the northwest of us looked to be getting some of what makes it so green in the first place so with a little trepidation, we headed down to the coast, away from the clouds and to the sun we hoped. As we got closer, it was obvious we’d made the right choice. It was not only sunny but warm and the sense of relaxation that permeates the quaint coastal town soon made futile attempts to see it all in one afternoon all the more meaningless. It was all too easy to wander narrow back streets or along the rocky outcroppings by the sea, all the while licking at the ubiquitous gelato cones on offer. Near sunset, the sense of purpose was again found and up we wandered to the Church of St. George, on a ridge above the main square. Though a bit rushed and incongruous with the easy going afternoon, once there, a magical glowing sun set in the sea, and I was glad I’d made it to this small slice of the Slovenian coast.
visit to Postoinska jama...
Favorite thing: visit to Postoinska jama (Postoina cave)
Fondest memory: The cave is very large and beautiful. By train, you go into the cave and then walk around in the cave. It takes more than 1 hour to look around. The temperature of cave is unchageable. You need sweater or something to protect cold.
visit the town walls for a...
Favorite thing: visit the town walls for a great view of all Piran (see photo above). The town is built on a small peninsula jutting into the sea, and it is a crowded mesh of red tiled roofs and churches. You can climb one or two of the towers in the walls, although I think a lot of visitors are probably put off fro entering because it looks like the entrance to a private house. Try not to get carried away with snapping...I took 7 pictures, all of them identical!
Piran is a town that stirs the...
Favorite thing: Piran is a town that stirs the imagination and challenges researches due to its rich history and mysterious origin. It is believed that the Piran peninsula was first settled by Illyrians in prehistoric times or at least by the Roman era.(New town guide; Slobodan Simic)
Sv. Jurij church (St. George)....
Favorite thing: Sv. Jurij church (St. George). The present church was built in 1637. It is the best view point in Piran. You can get to the church by foot in cute little streets. This pic was taken in one of a million ways like that just few steps away from the church.
Fondest memory: Is going to the St George's church and back.
Spend time exploring the old...
Favorite thing: Spend time exploring the old town. Many narrow streets, a beautiful square, fruit and veg market along with a pleasant concerete beach with great views over the gulf of Trieste.
Fondest memory: Many quiet bars and restaurants to have a 'rest' after exploring!
Do everything described in the...
Favorite thing: Do everything described in the intro - wander through its streets and (mostly) alleys, climb to the St George Church, taste seafood and plunge into the sea if the temperatures allow it.
Fondest memory: Walking hand in hand with my sweetheart...
Stjenkova ulica 1, Piran, 6330, Slovenia
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