Besides thermal complexes, the city is also famous for its rich cultural life and variety of interesting sites, including its main historical symbol - Hotel Kempinski Palace Portoroz. It has been hosting guests for more than a century. There was a time when only the wealthiest guests of the resort could stay at this fashionable hotel. Today it is accessible to everyone. The hotel has retained its luxurious appearance, as well as part of a rich historic decoration.
The resort is famous for its first-class casinos, many of which have also acquired the status of historical sites. The most popular casinos and other entertainment facilities can be found on the waterfront. Local gambling establishments are frequented by even those who have never been interested in gambling. Many casinos are remarkable for their rich design, they have a bar where you can relax with a glass of your favorite cocktail and watch gamblers.
A lot of interesting cultural events take place in Portoroz throughout the year. For more than 55 years, the resort has remained a permanent venue for holding Forma Viva Open Air Sculpture Collection. Sculptors from all over the world take part in this large-scale event. Many interesting open-air exhibitions, as well as thematic events, are held as part of the festival. According to one tradition, all the sculptures brought by masters from abroad remain in Slovenia after the end of the Collection. Subsequently, they are all used to decorate city parks, including numerous green areas of Portoroz. If you cannot visit the resort during the festival, just stroll through the local parks and admire wonderful sculptures from past exhibitions.