Standing on a small hill reinforced with stone arches, Church of St. George dominates the town center. The present cathedral was built in the 14th century, but its Baroque facade dates from 1637. Legend has it that at the end of the 16th century Saint George blinded the skeptical mayor in order to motivate the citizens to restore the decaying church. Among the rich interior decoration, keep an eye out for a large medieval Gothic crucifix, a small silver-plated sculpture of St. George, and a Roman sarcophagus converted into a baptismal font. From the 46 m (150 ft) bell tower, a smaller copy of the Venetian San Marco Campanile, you can see panoramas of the Slovenian, Croatian, and Italian coast, and sometimes as far as the Julian Alps. Work out when and for how long to visit Church of St. George and other Piran attractions using our handy Piran attractions app .
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  • This church is the center of the town..all roads lead up to it and once you climb up one of the hilly streets, you will be rewarded with a gorgeous view of the city rooftops, mountains & the sea...  more »
  • Relatively comfortable 140 wooden steps lead to the porch on top of the tower. The views are simply stunning and worth the effort.  more »
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  • Ok backpackers- watch out for disappearing numbers after 25- it is in a lane to the left. Very large dorm 20 beds. Attractive vineyard view from rear. Handy to tram near bus/train stations. Go up steps up to nearest bridge.
  • Simply said Wow! What an amazing place. It's not too crowded and very clean. A streetartist was playing gorgeous guitar music. The place is not easily accessible by a wheelchair or for people with a problem with walking. I recommend it for everyone, wonderful view!
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