Piran - Town Walls - Mestno obzidje
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Piran - Town Walls 

Piran - Town Walls
Piran - Town Walls
Piran - Town Walls

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Piran has high town wall, from where is a wonderful view to the city Piran, sea and Italy in the distant. It was intended for defense. It has slightly inclined slope. It is easly accessible from the town centre and worth seeing. Piran was surrounded with the wall in the 7th century. It was divided to quarters, which were named by town doors: Miljska, Stolna, Osrednja and Poljska. With development they included some new quarters, which were rising outside of it. The first wall, which was surrounding the oldest part of the town in the cape had to be frequently renovated. The second wall included the quarter Marcano. Its remains are preserved first Rasporska door. In the beginning of the 16th century the third wall embraced the whole peninsula. It was finally built in the years from 1470 to 1534 and had 8 defensive towers. By forms was adapting to the medieval way of warfare. There are preserved seven town walls, which are the former entrances through the walls into the town.


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Town Walls - Town wall

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Town wall
Town Walls - Town wall from direction of St. George's church

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Town wall from direction of St. George's church
Town Walls - Town wall from upper side

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Town wall from upper side
Town Walls - Sign for town wall

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Sign for town wall
Town Walls - Steps to the top of town wall

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Steps to the top of town wall
Town Walls - Town wall

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Town wall
Town Walls - Town wall

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Town wall
Town Walls - Town wall

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Town wall
Town Walls - Town wall

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Town wall
Town Walls - View of St. George's church from town wall

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View of St. George's church from town wall
Town Walls - View od Piran from town wall

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View od Piran from town wall
Town Walls - View od Piran from town wall

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View od Piran from town wall
Town Walls - Town wall

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Town wall
Town Walls - Town wall

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Town wall
Town Walls - Steps to the top of the tower of town wall

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Steps to the top of the tower of town wall
Town Walls - Town wall

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Town wall
Town Walls - View to the cliff from town wall

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View to the cliff from town wall
Town Walls - Tower

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Tower
Town Walls - Tower

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Tower

Data

Municipality: PIRAN (17717 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Lucija (5872 population), Piran (4192), Portorož (2947), Seča (1210), Parecag (986),

Sečovlje (773), Strunjan (576), Dragonja (383), Sv. Peter (379), Nova vas nad Dragonjo (229), Padna (170)

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