St Florian Column
Ptuj castle is an agglomeration of styles from the 14th to the 18th centuries. It houses the Ptuj Regional Museum but is worth the trip mostly for the views of Ptuj and the Drava River.
Behind the City Tower in Slovenski trg is the Church of St George, which reveals an array of styles from Romanesque to neo-Gothic.
In front of the City Tower stands the 5m-tall Orpheus Monument, a Roman tombstone from the 2nd century with scenes from the Orpheus myth. It was used as a pillory in the Middle Ages; those found guilty of a crime were shackled to iron rings attached to the holes on the lower half.
Just past Sunny Park (Sončni Park) in Muzejski trg is the former Dominican Monastery, which contains the lapidary and archeological collections of the Ptuj Regional Museum .
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 .
The Ptuj Castle houses the Ptuj Regional Museum on its three arcaded floors, but mostly worth the trip for the views of Ptuj and the Drava. The shortest way to the castle from here is to follow narrow Grajska ulica, which starts just west of the Garni Hotel Mitra and leads to a covered wooden stairway and the castle's Renaissance Peruzzi Portal dating from 1570.
About 150m west of the monastery is round Drava Tower, a Renaissance water tower built as a defence against the Turks in 1551.
Inside the Drava Tower is the Mihelič Gallery, which hosts exhibitions of modern art.