Standing on a small hill reinforced with stone arches, Church of St. George dominates the town center. The present cathedral was built in the 14th century, but its Baroque facade dates from 1637. Legend has it that at the end of the 16th century Saint George blinded the skeptical mayor in order to motivate the citizens to restore the decaying church. Among the rich interior decoration, keep an eye out for a large medieval Gothic crucifix, a small silver-plated sculpture of St. George, and a Roman sarcophagus converted into a baptismal font. From the 46 m (150 ft) bell tower, a smaller copy of the Venetian San Marco Campanile, you can see panoramas of the Slovenian, Croatian, and Italian coast, and sometimes as far as the Julian Alps. Work out when and for how long to visit Church of St. George and other Piran attractions using our handy Piran attractions app .
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  • The steps up to the tower are new and easily manageable if you are reasonably fit. The view from the top Ian magnificent. You can see the red roofs of Piran and the beautiful blue ocean beyond.  more »
  • St. George's Church is located atop the mountain that forms the peninsula. The entrance is simple. The ceiling is very nice.
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  • Beautiful place overlooking the Adriatic! The church has lot of paintings, even on the roof. Offers a nice view of sunset.
  • Great place to see Piran and coastal architecture, and few churches. I recommend to see it in September as there are not many tourists. Near orthodox church, there is a tower (entrance costs 2 euro) with a great view over Piran. Great!
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