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Kurentovanje is a rite of spring celebrated for 10 days in February leading up to Shrove Tuesday; it’s the most popular and best-known folklore event in Slovenia.
Pedestrian Prešernova ulica was the town’s market in the Middle Ages. The arched spans above some of the narrow side streets support older buildings...
You can rent rowing and sailing boats from the Ranca Boat Club, about 2km southeast of the centre on the Drava.
This annual festival held in August gathers international poets, writers, storytellers and musicians for readings, concerts and good wine through the summer evenings.
Murkova ulica, lined with interesting old houses, leads westward from Mestni trg to funnel-shaped Slovenski trg, the heart of old Ptuj. In the centre, the City Tower (Mestni Stolp) was erected in the 16th century...
The key attraction at the Dominican Monastary are the Mithraic shrines at Spodnja Hajdina (key at house No 37a) and Zgornji Breg (key at Ulica K Mitreju 3), a couple of kilometres west of town where you can see the R...
On the east side of Minoritski trg, which has a plague pillar (1655), is the massive Minorite monastery , built in the late 13th century...
Just past Sunny Park (Sončni Park) in Muzejski trg is the former Dominican Monastery dating from the 13th century, which contains the lapidary and archaeological collections of the Ptuj Regional Museum ...
On the east side of Minoritski trg, which has a 17th-century plague pillar of Mary and the Infant Jesus in the centre, is the massive Minorite monastery, which was built in the 13th century...
On the northern side of the Minorite monastery's inner courtyard, the Church of Sts Peter and Paul is one of the most beautiful examples of early Gothic architecture in Slovenia...
One of the largest cellars in Slovenia, this is the place to go if you want to buy wine, especially local tipple such as Haloze Chardonnay, Šipon or Laški Rizling...
You'll find a large Mercator supermarket in the same square as the open-air market.
This very trendy redder-than-red designer bar is one of the top spots in town right now. The front bar just goes on and on for days.
Inside the Drava Tower is the Mihelič Gallery, which hosts exhibitions of modern art.
About 150m west of the monastery is round Drava Tower, a Renaissance water tower built as a defence against the Turks in 1551.
By day and evening a popular cafe, the Evropa turns into one of Ptuj’s hottest central clubs on Friday and Saturday nights.
The town’s open-air market sells fruit, vegetables and more.
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