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Church of St. George, Piran

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Is a church very girl of style Baroque but attractive. The economic input and the employee who is in receipt speaks several languages. The style is Baroque. But the most significant for my was the Tower from where you get beautiful views of the peninsula surrounded by sea. I have to pay another entry to upload.
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  • We walked up through the narrow winding streets in Piran to this church on the hill. From the outside it was not ornate at all, but with a look inside, its beauty is revealed. An ideal spot for photog...  read more »
  • St. George's Cathedral gives the city its special character. It was probably built in the 12th century, but no exact data in this regard exists. The St. George was protector of the town. The wall pain...  read more »
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