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Standing on a small hill reinforced with stone arches, St. George's Church 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 St. George's Church and other Piran attractions using our handy Piran attractions app.
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St. George's Church reviews
I went through the museum first because there was a service going on in the church.The museum was small but had interesting depictions of the history of the architecture of the church over time.The... more »
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 »
I like this place in summer when you can swim on the small beach under the church and admire It from the sea. You can take a walk from Fiesa beach to the church an enjoy the view or have a great photoshoot on sunset
One of the most fascinating churches in Slovenia and the most iconic in Slovenian coast. You can see it from each point you look at Piran (from the sea, from Strunjan, from Croatia or from Tartini square). It has a view point in front of it from where you can see Itqly, Croatia and part of Slovenian coast as well as overview on the city and Alps if the weather is right. Inside it has a Jesus on Y cross that is very rare to see.
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