Cultural - Portorož & Piran



Our ancestors, salt workers, farmers and fishermen, handed down to us a rich cultural heritage.

Duka Gallery

Welcome to this studio of unique ceramics. Enjoy perusing over ceramic art pieces or visit one of the latest exhibitions of recognised artists.

Forma Viva Portorož

Take a look at outdoor cultural treasures in the form of over 120 stone sculptures, made by sculptors from all over the world.

Gallery Meduza 2

This smaller gallery offers occasional exhibitions and presentations of various artists.

Gallery of Herman Pečarič

Enjoy the permanent exhibition of paintings that the recognised artist left to Piran.

Historic Houses

Venetian architecture, rich frescoes, legends and tales of the wealthy families of Piran. Visit the historic houses in Piran and journey into the past.

Maritime Museum

The museum presents the maritime past of the coastal region, many models of ships, photos and art history collections. It is open to visitors in the wonderful Gabrielli House with views overlooking the sea.

Mediadom Pyrhani

When planning your visit to Piran, you are invited to all the experiences offered by the Mediadom Pyrhani. It is a newly opened cultural centre and a multimedia museum in which the latest technology introduces the history and cultural development of the town.

Piran, the dream city

One of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean, Piran has preserved its unsurpassed charm. Enter the picturesque Piran, get to know its rich history and culture and listen to the stories of our people.

Portorož and Piran TOP 10

Our tiny Pinch of the Mediterranean offers a surprising wealth of attractions. We have listed for you the TOP 10 tourist attractions - the ones that you simply cannot afford to miss.


Our town is marked by music, as here was born and raised the internationally renowned musician, composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini. His statue decorates the main square that is named after him.

Tartini House

The house, where the renowned composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini was born, has beautiful frescoes and interesting objects that the artist left to his family in Piran. Nowadays, it is also a meeting place for numerous cultural events.

Tartini Square

It used to be an inner dock for fishing boats, and afterwards, tram railways were built on it. Nowadays, the ellipsoid plateau made of white stone, designed by architect Boris Podrecca, is a place where people get together and where throughout the year various events take place.

Tona's House

This one-story stone house with olive mill and olive press is located in the village of St. Peter. With the renewed ethnological collection, it represents the typical house of the picturesque Istrian villages.

Town Gallery Piran

The renovated gallery is one of the most important exhibition places in Slovenian Istria, where many artists known in Slovenia and abroad have exhibited their art.

Town wall

Climb the streets of Piran up to the town wall and enjoy the view of the beautiful sunset over the dream city! And do not forget your camera.

Traditional events

Every year, locals present rich cultural heritage at many events. Join us, listen to the music, dance with us and, at least for a day, become a part of our story.
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