St George's Cathedral
St George's Cathedral, overlooking Piran from the hill above the town centre and offering a view over three countries, is the largest church building in town. It was named after St George, the town's patron saint who is thought to have saved Piran when it was hit by a violent storm. In the 14th century, the church was built to its present size, whereas the Baroque renovation in the 17th century gave the building its present appearance. The interior of the church boasts an organ, two sculptures of St George, a richly ornamented suspended wood ceiling and wall paintings influenced by the Venetian school.