The historical pathway - Portorož - Piran

The historical pathway

Stories behind the mighty walls.

The strong inspiration of the Venetian architecture will lead you through the narrow cobbled streets and exuberant structures. Learn about the history and listen to the mysterious stories of the past.

Minorite Monastery of St Francis and the Cloister
As far as acoustics are concerned, the cloister has little competition in Slovenia.
Bolniška 30, 6330 Piran
+386 (0)5 673 44 17
City Walls and City Gates
The city walls of Piran were mentioned as early as the 7th century when they were built surrounding the old city core in Punta.
Športni in mladinski center Piran Fazan 5, 6320 Portorož
+386 (0)31 522 253
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.
Adamičeva ulica 3, 6330 Piran
+386 (05) 673 34 40
The Baptistery of St John the Baptist
The baptistery has an octagonal shape and represents the last addition to the church complex.
+386 (05) 673 34 40
Tartini’s Birth House
See musicians valuable items.
Cankarjevo nabrežje 3, 6330 Piran
+386 (0)41 671 297
Town Hall
Its most distinctive feature is the immured stone statue of a lion holding an open book, a memento of the Venetian Serenissima Republic and the previous town hall building.
Tartinijev trg 2, 6330 Piran
Court Palace
The Court Palace is located right where the so-called Fontik, a former grain and flour warehouse had been built in the 14th century.
Tartinijev trg 1, 6330 Piran
Tartini Square
Wondering why the square has the shape of an ellipse?
Tartinijev trg, 6330 Piran
Tartini Monument
The statue is the work of the Venetian sculptor Antonio dal Zotto.
Tartinijev trg, 6330 Piran
Mediadom Pyrhani
Are you interested in the history of Piran, do you want to know more about the reason for its distinctive shape?
Kumarjeva ulica 3, 6330 Piran
+386 30 703 110
Church of St Peter
Above the entrance, there is a relief depicting the delivery of the Keys to St Peter.
+386 (05) 673 34 40
Former Church of St Catherine of Alexandria
Right next to the entrance to the Minorite Monastery, there once stood the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria.
+386 (05) 673 34 40
St Francis's Church
The construction of the church building reaches back to the 14th century.
+386 (0)5 673 44 17
St Stephen’s Church and Jewish Square
This church is among the oldest in Piran.
Trubarjeva ulica 27, 6330 Piran
+386 (05) 673 34 40
Our Lady of Health Church
This church was first mentioned in the 13th century.
+386 (05) 673 34 40
Cape Madona and the underwater world
The Madona Cape is the most western part of the Piran peninsula.
Nacionalni inštitut za biologijo, Morska biološka postaja Piran
Fornače 41, 6330 Piran
1st of May Square
1st of May Square was originally called Stari trg (The Old Square) or Piazza Vecchia, as it once was the main square and many of Piran’s main streets lead towards it.
Prvomajski trg, 6330 Piran
Piran's cultural treasures

Piran's cultural treasures

All the cultural paths are collected in the handy brochure with a map. You can download the brochure for free and begin exploring immediately.
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