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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  • The Church is not that great but the views of Piran is very nice. You have to climb a nice climb but is definitely worth a stop
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  • A must visit the Church which is beautiful as such. The architecture is superb and you can enjoy a beautiful view of Piran and the sea in the distance.
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  • This is absolutely a must to get up, way up through the old stone streets and the view out over the entire Piran's magic, they recommend to max, a must in my opinion. Photos from Outlook.
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