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Photo Credit: Matic Kremžar

A FORMER SALT STOREHOUSE

Monfort special venue, once a salt storehouse, is now a vast and magnificent exhibition and event space, situated right by the sea. Built during 1823 and 1827, and placed halfway between Portorose and Pirano, it nowadays serves several functions. One part of the grand space is occupied by the Monfort Contemporary Art Space and is managed by the Coastal Gallerie, while the other part houses a museum collection on traditional shipbuilding and the development of water sports, set up by the Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. Additionally, Monfort is occupied by a museum of tourism and hiking.

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Photo Credit: Open House Slovenia

During the early-19th century, the growing salt industry of Sečovlje demanded a more centralised system for storing salt, which led to the replacement of several smaller and dispersed vaults with a few bigger, newly built storehouses, among them also the one called Monfort. The venue is also used for various festival activities, such as those of the Ex-tempore Piran and the Piran Days of Architecture, as well as other events.

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Photo Credit: Open House Slovenia

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Monfort
Sončna pot 9
Portorose, Slovenia

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+386 (0)5 674 82 62
https://www.portoroz.si/si/odkrij/piran/znamenitosti/663-object-razstavisce-monfort