Church of St. George, Piran

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#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Slovenian Littoral Region
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 worth to be visited by your story and location that provides some great views to 360°. Go to the clock tower, if you do not suffer from Vertigo, and dazzle yourself with the magnificent landscape
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  • I enjoyed the view of the panorama which can be admired from the top of its Hill. From the architectural point of view, the structure is quite simple, but you can climb to the top of the church tower for a view even more exciting. A small sacrifice is required, a few euros and stairs.
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  • Climb the tower and enjoy the views!! Make sure that the bells are going to sing when you are over there!!  more »

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