Piran Minorite Monastery, Piran

4.5
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Piran Minorite Monastery is a Roman Catholic monastery located on the hill above Piran, a port town on the coast of the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Slovenia. It is operated by the Conventual Franciscans.
Early historyThe first church on top of the hill was already built in 1301, when a nearby church begun to be built by Greyfriars. Historiographers of the monastery (Trani, Granić in Frasson) wrote that Giuseppe Tartini received his first musical education in the monastery where his parents hired a room for him after 1700 A.D. From 1954 to 1990, it was nationalized and with denationalization it was given back to the church in 1996.
Tartini familyAt 300th anniversary of Giuseppe Tartini's birth, blueprints of old gravestones including the one belonging to Tartini's family, were found in the monastery's archives.
Leading to the cloister there is a half-arched portal adorned with richly carved columns, bearing an architrave with an inscription and coats of arms.
The atrium of the monastery has been for decades the venue for Musical Evenings of Piran events.
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  • It is easy to miss the cloisters because the entrance is just in an ordinary looking street going up the hill from the main square. For this reason perhaps not so many tourists visit it. To get the...  more »
  • Without a guide this atmospheric hidden gem will not mean a great deal. I’d strongly recommend using a local guide for the cloisters and the associated church. Well worth seeing and discovering the....  more »
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  • The most beautiful sacral and cultural venue of Piran. There are many cultural events happening. The priests are very warm and welcoming!
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