Piran

Town Wall

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Piran's town walls were built and rebuilt in various stages over the better part of a millennia, originally enclosing only the area west of Tartinijev Trg but later expanded to include the entire peninsula. Completed near the end of the 15th century the best preserved section is to the east of the city centre on Morgoron Hill, which has been reopened to the public after recent renovations and offers the best terrestrial views of the entire town, albeit it at an angle that slightly distorts the length of the peninsula. Seven well-preserved gates encompassing different architectural styles are still in existence. Our favourite is Marciana Gate on Bratstva Trg, which features the winged lion of St Mark scowling mightily but holding open a book as a symbol of peace.

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