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Church of St. George, Piran

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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. To visit Church of St. George and other attractions in Piran, use our Piran itinerary planner.
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  • The location in hill make you can see beautiful scenery, the Piran and the sea. It easy to reach, you can enter the tower . The tower structure remind me of the tower in san marco polo in venice 
  • The Cathedral of San Giorgio of 1344 is located in the upper part of the town of Piran and was recently restored in 2013. The White plaster façade appears almost anonymously compared to priceless treasure that the Interior of the Church. The style is richly decorated columns, Baroque frescoes and paintings, all authors of the Venetian school and Saint George statues including the most majestic covered almost entirely in silver depicting the Saint about to slay the Dragon. The majestic organ of 1746 is located above the entrance of the Church. The Bell Tower next to the Church of 1608 Soars with its 46 meters high and can be visited for a few euros. The view from this place is literally breathtaking especially on clear days and terse, not to mention the sunsets and nuances beyond description.
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  • Beautiful views, great for photographs the scenery and gorgeous. Beautiful also the Interior of the Church, but even more advice visit the Bluebells for one euro is worth. Don't get scared of wooden stairs look old but hold above view and a show worth the trouble of going up.
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