Town hall, Piran
A clloser view onto the Town Hall. In the central axis on the second floor you can see an immured stone statue of a lion holding an open book,. An open book meant peace, and a closed one war. In the atrium, there are immured inscriptions and some of the old coats of arms from the old Town Hall, as well as the polygonal stone with quantity measures.
Photo 1 shows the Town Hall, an imposing building built in 1870 in a Neo-Renaissance style, while Piran was under Austrian rule. It replaced a former Town Hall built in the XIIIth under Venetian rule. On the second level, a Venice Lion holding an open book has been carved in order to remind the former building. In the Serenissima Republic of Venice, an open book means peace while a closed book would mean: war.
Photo 2 is a close-up on the central columns, entirely carved in a baroque style.
The town hall is the most eye-catching building in Tartini square: It's a huge, monumental neo-Renaissance white building built between 1877 and 1879 by the Trieste architect Giovanni Ribetti. It really takes up one entire side of the square. To its side you can see the Law Courts.
The town hall in Piran is Neo-Renaissance style building from the late 19th century when Piran was under austrian/hungarian rule.
I tis set on Tartini square and buld by the time when There was no Tartini suqare there cause it was the harbour.
It is one of the most impressive buildings in Piran and is currently (april 2011) housing the only mayor of african decent in the former east block in Europe.
Peter Bossman is his name and he was born in Ghana, but has lived most of his life in Slovenia and is a well known doctor in Piran.
The Town Hall building.
The neo - renaissance Town Hall building was designed and built between the years 1877 - 1879 by Givanni Righetti. It is an impressive building located on Tartini's Square.
The Town Hall was built between 1877 and 1879 by Givanni Righetti in Neo-Renaissance style. It is built on the site of a former Town Hall building that was built when the Venetian arrived in the 13th century. It was built in Roman-Gothic style and featured coats-of-arms and inscriptions on the façade. In the central axis on the second floor you can see a stone statue of a lion holding an open book as a memento of the Venetian Serenissima Republic and the old Town Hall building. The current Town Hall is where you can find the Tourist Information Office.
Built in location of the former town hall dating from the 13Th century, this big palace from the 19Th century, preceding the filling of the square, is a modern structure, displaying some statues and other antiques retired from the old construction.
Piran's Town Hall is the largest building on Tartini Square. It was built in the 1870s under the supervision of the architect Giovanni Righetti.
The monumental neo-Renaissance Town Hall was built in 1877-79 by Giovanni Ribetti, an architect from Trieste.
An impressive building in the neo-renaissance style designed by Givanni Righetti and built in the seventies of the 19th century.