The 10 Best Things to Do in Piran, Slovenia

December 11, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Piran (Slovene pronunciation: [piˈɾáːn] ( listen); Italian: Pirano [piˈraːno]) is a town in southwestern Slovenia on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the three major towns of Slovenian Istria. The town has much medieval architecture, with narrow streets and compact houses. Piran is the administrative centre of the local area and one of Slovenia's major tourist attractions. Until the mid-20th century, Italian was the dominant language, but was replaced by Slovene as demographics shifted.
Restaurants in Piran

1. Magical World of Shells Museum

Tartinijev trg 15 | On The First Floor, Piran 6330, Slovenia +386 40 758 900
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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5 based on 116 reviews

Magical World of Shells Museum

The only Museum of Shells in Slovenia and other interesting animals from ALL OVER THE WORLD!More than 4000 specimens of unusual and rare molluscs! The biggest clam in the world, pearls, crabs, sea urchins,sea stars. You can see the shell of the biggest snail in the world, shells of snails so rare that only tribal chiefs of distant Islands were allowed to wear and many more surprises ...

Reviewed By Amy P - Seattle

Shells are displayed from all over the world. A very interesting array of different types, colors, sizes. The museum docent was the best in his infectious delight about the shells and gave us a handy guide to help us go through the museum.

2. Piran Town Walls

Ulica IX. Korpusa 29, Piran, Slovenia
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 425 reviews

Piran Town Walls

Reviewed By mcink - Beverley, United Kingdom

The town walls run along from one side of the peninsula to the other as a way of guarding the entire city between the walls and the sea. The walls are easily walk-able and you can climb the towers too, to get a really great view of the Adriatic and the surrounding countryside.
Really is a good experience for the minimal price.

3. Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)

Piran, Slovenia
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 991 reviews

Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)

Reviewed By tinylass - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Nice big square with great views out to sea. Lots of lovely shops and restaurants around it and it had a massive Christmas tree and fairy light up when we visited although it was quite warm for December!

4. Church of St. George

Adamiceva ulica, Piran, Slovenia
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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1%
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4.5 based on 402 reviews

Church of St. George

Reviewed By angelaofcastleton - Rochdale, United Kingdom

The baroque style church is a landmark overlooking Piran. The road to it is behind Tartini Square and it is steep. Inside the church there is a great statue of St George slaying his dragon and lovely painted ceilings and ornate alter. For E1.50 you can visit the small museum containing treasures such as statues and roman foundations as well as enter the main church (otherwise for free you can peer through the metal gate at the entrance. Well worth the E1.50.

5. Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej)

Cankarjevo nab. 3, Piran 6330, Slovenia +386 5 671 00 40
Excellent
50%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej)

Reviewed By Anja T

Interesting old museum on 2 floors. In the museum you can find also old furniture. In one angle you can find very interesting floor, because it is made of glass and below are stones and sea shells. Museum talks about development of Slovenian maritime.

6. Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Bolniska ulica, Piran 6330, Slovenia +386 5 673 34 40
Excellent
25%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
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4 based on 71 reviews

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Reviewed By tradIndy - indy

This is more than a church, it's also a convent. The church has several nice altars. There's also a cloister and a couple other rooms one with some interesting artifacts and paintings. Found this much more interesting than St George up the street.

7. Port Piran

Tartinijev trg 1, Piran 6330, Slovenia
Excellent
44%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Port Piran

Reviewed By Dundun0101 - Tel Aviv, Israel

took a stroll along the Promenade, the sea was quiet and everything was very relaxing. I guess that during high season it is much more crowded and maybe there are some events going on, but on a sunny October afternoon the place was relaxing.

8. First of May Square

Prvomajski trg, Piran, Slovenia
Excellent
27%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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4 based on 40 reviews

First of May Square

Reviewed By 545medva - Budapest, Hungary

If you walk around in the small streets of Piran, you will definitely come to this square. There is a higher platform, with Fountains, under the platform there are cistern. Earlier here was the water Reservoir of the city. Statues of law and justice ont btoh side of the stairs which leads to the platform. Quiet, with a very good restaurant.

9. Mediadom Pyrhani

Kumarjeva ulica 3, Piran 6330, Slovenia +386 30 703 110
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Mediadom Pyrhani

When planning your visit to Piran, you are invited to all the experiences offered by the Mediadom Pyrhani. It is a newly opened cultural centre and a multimedia museum in which the latest technology introduces the history and cultural development of the town. Also the future connects many paths leading to Piran to meet in the Mediadom Pyrhani, where you are invited to take a ride on our time machine taking you through 20 centuries, from the antique times to today’s Piran. In the all-purpose hall, suitable not only for lectures, but also for film shows or Concerts, there is room for 50 visitors, who are by the help of modern technology capable of experiencing highly educational and cultural contents.

Reviewed By 545medva - Budapest, Hungary

In the Mediadom you have the opportunity to learn more from Piran history - using the most modern technology.Thank you for the review! You're welcome to visit us again!

10. The Museum of Underwater Activities

Zupanciceva 24, Piran 6330, Slovenia +386 41 685 379
Excellent
38%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
10%
Terrible
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4 based on 39 reviews

The Museum of Underwater Activities

Reviewed By izi f - Ljubljana, Slovenia

I liked museum with so many old diving suits and equipment. I was even lucky to see how this old things work in reality! On special occasions they perform a dive in to the nearby sea! Unique event!

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