Church of the St. George. The church was built approximately in the 12th century, present figure is from 1637. The tower bell of the church St. George was bulit in 1608 and is a smaller copy of the famous tower bell of St. Marcul in Venice.
The painting of St. George inside the Curch. Why St. George is so popular in Piran told us about several old legends:
In one very stormy night, St. George appeared in the sky dispersed the black
clouds and saves the town from the catastrophe.
One of the legends told us a little more about this event:
It was a very rainy week. The level of water was extremely high. The sea started
to flood the town. People were very scared and the catastrophe was inevitable.
Many of them started to say the last prayers to God and all the saints. On the
21st Julie 1343 two fishermen saw a divine creature on a white horse with sword
and shield who saved Piran from the inevitable catastrophe. The people from
Piran were so grateful to the saint that they used the St. George shield with
the red cross in the middle for the city emblem.
Another legends told us about a fisherman who got lost in the sea. It started to
rain and the man could not saw the port. So St. George came down from the black
clouds and led the fisherman to the port.
The most remarkable buliding of the Piran is a parish church of the St. George. The church was built approximately in the 12th century, present figure is from 1637. The tower bell of the church St. George was bulit in 1608 and is a smaller copy of the famous tower bell of St. Marcul in Venice. Take a look inside!
Last but not least, the cathedral of St George!
Nobody should miss this impressive church overlooking Piran. If not for other reasons, for the view which is really rewarding for such an easy walk.
Walk up to the magnificent San Giorgio Church. Enjoy the view of the whole town, and then as a contrast enter this strange but fascinating church. The campanile is the 'little brother' of the Tower of San Marco at Venice. It has a feel of raw, unpreserved but nevertheless great art with its big frescoes. Hopefully there will be enough money to do some renovations in the next years!
Beautiful church with a ,,campanile`` which looks like San Marco in Venice.The church is well restaurated and very beautiful and worth a visit.
The the most remarkable building of Piran is a church of St. George, located on the hill and being seen from far and near. It is one of the main sights of Piran.
Don't be lazy and climb up the hill to the church. the climb is beautiful as you pass the narrow alleys and when you get to the top you have amazing views of the town and the Adriatic sea.
If you want to have a Venetian feeling, to complete it, you will just have to climb up to the hill to the St George church. Also the views are magnificent, as you can expect...