Piran Town Walls

Piran, Slovenia

Significant parts of the city walls of Piran remain well-preserved. Piran's three walls were built in response to the city's expansion. The first wall was built in the 7th century, separating the town into four streets. The first wall can be seen in the old part of the town. The wall was moved south-west when new streets were built. The fortification wall, which was built along the southern coast of the town, hasn't changed much since it was first built.

In the final phases of expansion between 1470 and 1538, the second fortification wall was built to protect the peninsula during construction. It protected the Marčana quarter. The biggest part was built when the use of gunpowder became frequent.

The third wall is almost completely intact. Its northern part is accessible while the southern wall's floors and stairs are missing or are under reconstruction. Between them a gap opened where the wall collapsed. A small portion of the third wall is next to the rectory, facing north. A tower viewer is located in one of the towers.Seven city entrances or gates remain preserved.

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Founded: 1470-1538
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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Gregor Stampohar (19 months ago)
Must see, and from the top you see old town. Great view
Zsombor Berkes (19 months ago)
Nice castle, nice view, fresh air, everything you need on your vacation. ;) Just make sure to go at sunset!
Uros Vidovic (21 months ago)
Very nice piece of history to view. But from it you have great sight of the town Piran and part of the Slovenian coast.
ahmad farisy (21 months ago)
Apparantly it close when we visit, but door was open. We went in and took some photos. Very nice view of Piran from it. Becareful with strong winds
John Van der velden (2 years ago)
A nice piece of history you can touch and walk on. With a great viewpoint on the end of the wall
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