Piran is a port city located at the end of the Piran Peninsula and slowly narrowing between the Bay of Piran and the Strunjan Bay. It is an interesting Mediterranean town, full of prints from previous periods and an invaluable monument of successfully designed architecture.
The people of Piran are very proud of their compatriot, violin virtuoso and composer, Giuseppe Tartini, who was born in 1692 in Piran. Piran got its present appearance at the end of the 19th century. Tartini Square was created by the inundation of the Inner Harbor. The city extended southeast toward Bernardin, where they built a shipyard. Today, Piran is the administrative center of the municipality. The city has many cultural institutions and schools. The Maritime Museum boasts a wealth of art and history. The Piran Archives is one of the richest in Slovenia, containing a collection of documents from the 12th century onwards. The cultural pulse is revived by numerous galleries with events and various exhibitions. During the summer, various concerts and other cultural events attract foreign and domestic visitors. With its preserved historical monuments and Mediterranean architecture, Piran is a true open-air museum. The lighthouse is located at the very tip of the Piran Peninsula, at Cape Madona. The Piran lighthouse consists of connected structures, which, in addition to the rest of the lighthouse and the fort with the lighthousekeeper's apartment, consist of the Our Lady of Health Church and the tower. The famous stone fortress was built in 1617 and was part of the former city walls. The fort became a lighthouse between 1871 and 1872, when a red light was placed on it and a small stone building next to it for the needs of the engine room.
About the layout of the the lighthouse a stone plaque dating from 1872 has been preserved. The apartment for the lighthouse keeper was made at the fort in 1874. The apartment has three smaller rooms, one larger and a bathroom.
Piran - Lighthouse
Lighthouse at Presernova ulica
Piran's Lighthouse at the Church of St. Clement
Lighthouse in Piran
Lighthouse at sunset
Fort, lighthouse, lighthouse keeper's home and tower
Lighthouse at the end of the Cape Madona
Coat of arms
Lighthouse at Cape Madona
Lighthouse with tower on the top of the fortification
North side of Presernovo nabrezje with the lighthouse in background