Square, Plaza sights in Ptuj
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Murkova ulica, which has some interesting old houses on it, 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 as a belfry and later turned into a watch tower. Roman tombstones and sacrificial altars from Poetovio were incorporated into the tower's exterior walls in 1830; you can still make out reliefs of Medusa's head, dolphins and a man on horseback.
At the end of Krempljeva ulica, which runs north from Minoritski trg, is Mestni trg, a rectangular square once called Florianplatz in honour of the St Florian Column (1745) standing in the northwest corner. To the east is the neo-Gothic town hall on Mestni trg 1, designed by an architect from Graz in 1907.