Sights and attractions - Portorož - Piran

Magazen Grando and Monfort Salt Warehouses

The warehouses are marked by a monolith featuring a heron made by sculptor Vladimir Makuc that stands in front of them. They both date back to the first half of the 19th century. The buildings are of a simple but robust and imposing design. Their main characteristics are 2.5m thick walls and 28m long joists and even longer wooden frames above them (the longest in Slovenia), made out of a single piece of wood. After the salt season ended, workers moved their yearly harvest from their houses into these warehouses. Today Monfort houses two exhibitions of the Maritime Museum – »Traditional Shipbuilding« and »The Evolution of Water Sports«. It is also a gallery hosting many exhibitions of modern art.
, 6320 Portorož