Roman Celeia

Eastern Slovenia

In 2013 archaeologists unearthed the remnants of two late-3rd-century Roman villas, complete with surviving mosaic flooring, along Celje's main square. The ruins are now beautifully presented within a glassed-in building complete with plenty of explanation panels (and with Celje's TIC office sitting behind).

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1. Glavni Trg

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Glavni trg is the heart of the Old Town. It is filled with lovely townhouses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. In the centre of the square is the…

3. Abbey Church of St Daniel

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Dating from the early 14th century, this church has some magnificent frescoes and tombstones, but its greatest treasure is a 15th-century carved wooden…

4. Defence Tower

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This tower on the city walls dates from the 16th century.

5. Josip Pelikan Photo Studio

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Looking like an oversized greenhouse (to let in the light), the Josip Pelikan Photo Studio is the complete studio of a pioneering early 20th-century Celje…

6. Celje Museum of Recent History


The permanent Living in Celje: 1900–2000 exhibition here records the story of Celje from the late 19th century onwards. It's not the most interesting of…

7. Krekov Trg


The mammoth Celje Hall, with its turreted neo-Gothic facade, dominates Krekov trg. It was built in 1907 as the social centre for German-speaking Celjani…

8. Celje Hall

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The mammoth Celje Hall was built in 1907 as the social centre for German-speaking Celjani. Its turreted neo-Gothic facade, now used as an administration…