Church of Snowy Mary

Piran, Slovenia

The Church of Snowy Mary was first mentioned in the year 1404. A rich lady from Piran donated the money for its construction. A Baroque altar from the 17th century decorates the presbytery. There are many paintings on the walls, in wooden and fretted frames, made in the year 1666 by B. Marangoni from Mantova.

On the east side, above the entrance, there is the main painting from the second half of the 17th century portraying the wonders of snow. The paintings of the Crucifixion and Revelation were discovered on the arch wall in the year 1969. The painting of the Revelation dates from the year 1430 and is the work of a Venetian painter. The Crucifixion on a pointed Gothic arch was painted later, between the years 1450 and 1460. It was presumably painted by art master Nicolo di Antonio from Piran, who worked in Padova, as substantiated by various archive sources.

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Founded: c. 1404
Category: Religious sites in Slovenia

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Blanca Arizti (8 months ago)
Don’t miss the tower! The 2 smaller bells ring every 15 minutes and that was fun to see, too!
Linda M.K (16 months ago)
Take the stairs all way up and see the most fabulous view all piran from up.
Radek Popelka (2 years ago)
Nice view of the city, but not comparable to the view offered by the city walls... In the tower they do not accept other than cash payment. We paid 5 euro for a family of 2+2
Team VentZ (3 years ago)
Perfect view on the old town, village and sea, It is a must sight in Piran.
Andrea Nori (3 years ago)
I find that the outside is much better than the inside of the church. However, it is worth to go up to the bell tower to enjoy the beautiful views
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