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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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  • A show! Too bad you can't enter you can see through a grate. Nice view from the steeple
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  • Stunning views and trudnovatyj lift. Necessarily athletic shoes. On the pavement rather difficult climb. Besides pretty narrow streets. But look impressive on the top of the climb. Entrance fee.
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  • It is worth approaching the Church of St. George, the Venetian style that fills the Church is spectacular!
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