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Church of St. Francis of Assisi

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Address: Bolniska ulica, Piran 6330, Slovenia
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+386 5 673 34 40

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Very nice church with an ambulatory

In a small street you will find this church. The Tartini family has their graves here. It is very calm, not too much tourists - you should climb up to the church! The ambulatory... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Not a lot to see here - but worth a walk around town and a stop here for 10 minutes or so. Some interesting things to see inside the church including the frescos on the ceiling.

Thank SDSpartan
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

In a small street you will find this church. The Tartini family has their graves here. It is very calm, not too much tourists - you should climb up to the church! The ambulatory is beautiful, there are concerts in the main season here.

Thank 545medva
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Inside the "Samostan Sv. Franciska" is a chair carved from a 500 year old indigenius olive tree. Try the chair with your eyes closed for a couple of minutes. One can hear the church choir's soft music from inside too. The place is simply magical!

Thank GiligaZsu
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Worth the climb up a narrow street for a peek inside the church and musem rooms. They ask for a voluntary donation but its free.

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

While strolling through the narrow alleyways we came to a wide staircase which led us to a small square , which the the chuch of St Francis faced with its monastery to the right . A beautiful interior with fine frescoes and altars and very attractive cloisters in the monastery next door .A very peaceful place to visit , and... More 

Thank EricaDavid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Immaculate church with a surprisingly detailed inside. Tucked away off a small square and accessed through narrow lanes, this church is deceptively large.

Thank Nick D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

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.

Thank tradIndy
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

If you are in Piran you might go and see it, as it is an old and beautiful monastery, it is not active nowadays.

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Tainan, Taiwan
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

An old and beautiful monastery in Piran with lovely court yard. Inside the church, you may find the special saint faces on the dome, which is seldom found in the other churches. Also, you may find a hand holding the saint cross from the side of 2 floor lookout, which is quite interesting and special.

Thank 我的輕旅行
Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Each important medieval town in middle of Europe had Church or monastery of St. Francis of Asissi. Piran has one too. It is little hidden north of the main Tartini Square, right from narrow street. Some steps lead you to a terrace. Main façade is nothing special. Inner part of church is far more interesting, colorful, with nice decorations. Very... More 

Thank Miha P

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