Piran is an Adriatic Sea port town in southwestern Slovenia, located on Gulf of Piran. The town has population around 4,000 and is popular among tourists for its medieval architecture. Until mid-20th century, the dominant language was Italian.
Piran is currently the most popular city on Slovenia's Adriatic coast. This busy scenic town, lying at the tip of narrow peninsula, has Venetian Gothic architecture, remains of 15th century town walls and history dating back to ancient Greeks. The Maritine Museum represents this sea linked history via antique model ships and folk paintings. Buildings of interest include the Court House, Town Hall and the Baroque Cistern which was used during the 18th century to store town's water. On a ridge above sea level is the Renaissance and Baroque Church of Saint George boasting marble altars and beautiful frescoes, free standing bell tower and octagonal Baptistry dating from 17th century.