Piran - Portorož & Piran


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.

The proximity to the sea and the rich history, which is mirrored in the architecture, draw magical scenes.

In Piran, you will feel as though you have stepped right into a picture postcard. You will be charmed by the narrow streets within the old town wall. In the main square, you will be greeted by the statue of the most famous man in Piran, the well-known Giuseppe Tartini, composer and virtuoso violinist who was born in a house just steps from the square. On the pier, you can catch sight of fisherman unravelling a fishing net. A market woman from Piran will have just delivered vegetables, fresh from her garden, to the market. Locals sitting by the sea, chatting and listening to sounds of the sea, greet you with a nod.

Having coffee, lunch or dinner surrounded by sounds of the sea will ensure pleasant memories for a long time to come.

Our town is very proud of its various cultural and art establishments such as the Tartini theatre, coastal galleries, Maritime museum and Aquarium. Many national and international artists gather at the annual Ex-tempore. Throughout the year, many other cultural events take place.

Some, especially traditional events are connected to our natural heritage and our crops. Every year on St. George’s Day, the patron saint of Piran, we organise the festival of salt to honour the famous salt produced at the Sečovlje Salina. In autumn, inhabitants of Piran organise the Festival of Persimmon… Here you can read about how we celebrate the local products such as olive oil, wine, garlic and chard.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.
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