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Minorite Monastery of St Francis and the Cloister

Minorite Monastery of St Francis and the Cloister

The Minorite Monastery of St Francis was probably founded before 1301, when the Greyfriars began to build a church. The monastery keeps a great collection of music literature and some of the books in its library date back to the 15th century. There are still Franciscans living in the monastery to this day. They take care of the monastery church and offer pastoral care. As far as acoustics are concerned, the cloister has little competition in Slovenia. Thus, it has been a popular venue for various musical events for many years and regularly hosts Piran Music Evenings and the Tartini Festival. From the cloister, there is an entrance to the Pinacotheca, where paintings by Venetian artists are put on display.