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Address: Adamiceva ulica, Piran, Slovenia
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Up and up and up the Hill

In May, 2016, a friend and I had visited Piran and while attending a conference in the neighbouring town of Portoroz. Among the attractions that we were able to catch a glympse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In May, 2016, a friend and I had visited Piran and while attending a conference in the neighbouring town of Portoroz. Among the attractions that we were able to catch a glympse of, was the Church of St. George. Getting there, we caught a Gratis Bus (a.k.a. Free Bus - where you don't have to pay) at the border between... More 

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Thank Sandeep M
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This beautiful church holds a commanding view over the town of Piran and Adriatic waters. It's shadow falls upon city square and dories in the harbor. On top of the spire, the angel guards all below. Inside, the statue of St. George is cherubic: he's a young round faced knight and his horse rears over the vanquished dragon. Although many... More 

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Thank Gail G
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice walk up to it. Nice little town too. Church looks down on the town. It's worth the trek up to it for the city views.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The whole town though quite small is an adventure in walking. Basically a quite place (when I was there) might be quite busy at time. I'm not only reviewing the church which seems to be the main highlight, but the city and surrounding area, ay be one of the best places to travel in Slovenia; the Istrian shoreline in Slovenia

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Thank Warner L
Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We walked up through the narrow winding streets in Piran to this church on the hill. From the outside it was not ornate at all, but with a look inside, its beauty is revealed. An ideal spot for photographing Piran and its rooftops and surrounding sea. The bells ring out regulary. Be sure to be prepared for that. This church... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

St. George's Cathedral gives the city its special character. It was probably built in the 12th century, but no exact data in this regard exists. The St. George was protector of the town. The wall paintings are the work of the Venetian school. Really worth seeing when in Piran!

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Thank KarolaRS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

1.5 Euro will buy you entry to the church, which has three parts. A small display of around 20 religious artefacts in the treasury, the crypt with some very old walls, and the church itself which is highly decorated and has some elaborate carvings. I thought this was a fair price, even if you can see some of the interior... More 

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Thank Jeff1903
Loce pri Poljcanah, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The church itself has a very nice interior. But I enjoyed walking around it even more. As it is situated on top of a hill, it provides stunning views of the sea on one side and of the town of Piran on the other.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The views were breath taking up and down the coast . Brief view of church was lovely. It is quite a climb, don't need to go to gym. I logged over 17000 this day, exploring this lovely village.

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Thank RoseAnne G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This church looks over the town of Piran it's high on the hill very nice looking bell tower we could not go into the church because of an iron gate at the entrance. As there are 16 churches and only one priest this is why the iron gate is there to keep things safe

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