Mestna Obcina Ptuj Things to Do

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Mestna Obcina Ptuj Things to Do

  • Visit the castle

    Ptuj castle is realy nice and worth visit, plus it offer a great view on the town's roofs and the river. The castle is well signaled and there is a free parking lot at the foot of the hill. You will walk uphill to the top where the castle is, maybe a 10 minutes walk.The museum is interesting, beside the rooms of the castle you can visit, there is a...

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  • Pay your respects at the new church In...

    So much is written these days about dwindling church attendance and the decline of the Catholic church in Europe that it was a surprise to stumble across a new church in the little town on Odranci.What caught our eye first was the distinctive architecture which can be seen from kilometres away across the flat landscape. More prosaically, our...

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  • PTUJ - THE CITY TOWER

    During the centuriesPtuj dates back to the Stone Age. During the centuries, it has been in the reign of diverse imperators and it has got enormously rich history.

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  • PTUJ WITH THE CASTLE

    Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia is situated in its northeastern part. With 23.000 inhabitants it is one of the smaller towns in Slovenia. The old city core is spreading around the castle which dominates above the city. I have visited Ptuj couple of times, but I haven't visited the castle yet. Shame on me. But next time, it I'll do it.

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  • PTUJ - THE OLD TOWER

    This tower was built in 16th century, by the river Drava. At the begining it was the part of defence system. Much later it was turned into apartment and in 1938 into museum. In 1992 the museum was renamed after the artist France Mihelic to The Mihelic Gallery

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  • Weapons

    My favorite part of each museum is the weapons section. I simply love cold steel, cannons, maces, hammers and all sorts of armor.

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  • Ptuj Castle interior

    Few pictures of museum interior, it was forbidden to take photos with flash so they are a bit blurry...

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  • View at the city from the Castle

    If you have the chance you should go and have a great view at the city from the Castle which is situated on the hill above the city.

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  • Ptuj Castle

    Archaeological finds have shown that the first settlers took to the Castle Hill at the end of the Stone Age or the beginning of Copper Age.The oldest written record about the castle is a record by the chronicler of the Salzburg archbishop Konrad I, who wrote that Konrad I had the castle rebuilt on the spot of the old castle that had been ruined...

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  • Morning walk to the Drava bridge

    We got up early in Ptuj, and took a walk from the Old City down to the Drava bridge and across the river.The air was fresh, the town still looked sleepy, the view of the countryside was serene and inviting, and a big family of ducks was just waking up on a wooden dock by the bridge, walking as if out of sleep, pushing one another along the way and...

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  • Mithraea

    If you get chance, try to visit the Mithras lll shrine on the Maribor road just outside Ptuj.Mithraism was a popular army religion in Roman times, and there are four shrines around Ptuj. Mithras lll is well-preserved, and contains altars and refliefs from other sites as well.More details in my 'off the beaten track' tip.

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  • A very big tombstone..........

    Whilst the smaller Roman tombstones incorporated into the Ptuj bell-tower are fairly easy to miss, the huge one just outside its entrance is more difficult to ignore.This massive piece of stone is the tombstone of one Marcus Valerius Verus, who was 'mayor' of Roman Poetivio in the 2nd century AD. It is almost 5 metres tall, originally carved in...

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  • Roman tombstones

    Incorporated into the base of the Ptuj belltower are a number of Roman tombstones, well worth a closer look (and easy to miss as one passes by).Ptuj was a prosperous Roman settlement (Poetovio, dating from 69AD), with many fine mosaics and sculptures remaining. I think (and I may be entirely mistaken) that these tombstones were unearthed by...

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  • Pay a visit to the marketplace

    Maybe not the most important market in Slovenia, but surely an interesting and lively one! We missed it due to being lazy and having to leave suddenly, but we passed by and we are sure it was worth a patient visit.

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  • Walk up to the Castle

    The Castle stands over Ptuj, dominating the scene from the hill. The building is nocely preserved and still used.

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  • Cross the Drava river by the footbridge

    It's rather impressive to walk over this wide river, with calm water, flowing lazily amid the plain lands of Central Slovenai and then southwards across Croatia, Slavonia and ending in the Danube.

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  • The Franciscan church

    Interesting church, close down the Drava river, in face of the most smoky (and possibly unique) Internet-cafe in Ptuj.

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  • Viist the Town Hall place

    A great place in the lower side of the old town, close to the Drava river and the market area. The building is not exceptional, but nice and the place offers a good example of an old-fashioned bow-window building.

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  • Walk along the main street

    There's one main street that go across the old historical centre: Presernova ulica. That starts from the Cathedral, an impressive building, maybe not so sophisticated, but solid and well positioned so to dominate the town.

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  • beauty place

    Modernized place, you can spend great time with your children too! The curative low-mineral water springs are beneficial particularly in treatment and rehabilitation of rheumatic and degenerative diseases, locomotor system disorders, neurological and stress diseases. The holidays at the spa are not just for taking the cure but also a perfect...

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  • Minoritska crkva

    The parish church St. Peter and St. Paul is adjacent to the Minorite Monastery, making a part of the complex. The church was heavilly damaged in the Second World War, actually, it was pulled down. The reconstruction of the church was finished just a few years ago and in its interiors it looks like an contemporary made church.

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  • Drava Tower

    So called Drava Tower, situated on the left bank of the Drava river, was built by Italian masters in 1551 as a town fortification against the Turks. A couple of similiar towers can be seen along the banks of the river Drava, in the nearby town of Maribor which is north of Ptuj, but also in the southern direction, like the castle of Borl.

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  • The Statue of St. Florian

    The statue of St. Florijan stands in the middle of the Town's Square, right opposite to the Town Hall. After the town had been seriously damaged of fires, the inhabitants of Ptuj turned for help to St. Florian and erected a monument to him in 1745.

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  • The Minorite Monastery

    According to written records, the monks of Minorite Order arrived to Ptuj in 1239. The monastery, established by the Lords of Ptuj, was first mentioned in written documents by the end of 13th century. At the beginning, it was it was a long, narrow, single-nave and simple preacher church.In the 17th century the monastery was renovated and a few...

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  • St. Jurij's Church

    The church of sv. Jurija, St. George, is the most prominent building on Slovenski trg. It was built on the spot where the 4th century Christian basilica stood. Actually, there were two churches on this spot, but only the smaller one existing still today, the one which dates from the 9th century. It was rebuilt and renovated several times which is...

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  • The Castle of Ptuj

    The Castle of Ptuj is mighty fortified construction which dominates the hill above the old core of the town. It had strategically remarkable position from which it was possible to control the vast surrounding flatland, and that was the main reason why people settled here already in antiquity. The archaeological finds prove hat the first settlement...

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  • The Orpheus Monument

    The Orpheus monument stands in the central position of the Slovenski trg, right in between the Town's Tower and the theatre of Ptuj. It is almost 5 meters high and is the biggest monument of its kind unearthed in the Roman Province of the Upper Panonia.The monument got the name Orpheus after mythological representations carved in relief on it....

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  • The City Tower

    The City Tower is the most imposing town rdifice which strongly marks the old core of the place. It was first mentioned in 1376 in the Town's Statute. In the begining of the 19th century the curate from Ptuj, Simon Povoden, built in the Tower all collected antiquity monuments from Ptuj and its surroundings. The majority of monuments are built in...

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  • The Town Hall

    Mestna hiša, The Town Hall, is the most prominent building in the Town's Square. It was erected in the first decade of the 20th century. The building was built on the ground-plan of the former late Gothic house, according to designes of Max Ferstel, Austrian architect from Graz. It is the seat of the Town Municipality and administration, and with...

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  • Ptuj

    Another "Must see" in Ptuj is the Regional Museum. It houses Collectons of arms, Collections of music instruments, Colections of shrovetide masks and more and more.

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  • Ptuj

    It was a rainy day, but our trip to Ptuj was a pleasant one anyway. Ptuj and its suburb has so much to offer the visitor. Beside the castle (I'm sory I couldn't take a photo ) there is at the first place a Regional Museum

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  • Ptuj

    The oldest castle buildings are from the Middle ages. The castle and the town were owned by Salzburg archdiocese in that time.Administrators of the castle were ministerials who got the name "Lords of Ptuj

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  • Ptuj

    Landmark of Ptuj is absolutely a castle. Its location above the town Ptuj makes that picturesque Castle admired by the visitors.Famous antar road has taken its course over Drava river below the castle hill

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  • Postojna caves

    The caves of Postojna are very beautiful and I think one of the largest in Europe.You can take a small train to ride through the caves in about 1 hour.

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