Gallery in Ptuj

Mihelič Gallery

Inside the Drava Tower is the Mihelič Gallery, which hosts exhibitions of modern art.
Monastery in Ptuj

Minorite Monastery

On the east side of Minoritski trg, with its 17th-century plague pillar, sits the massive Minorite monastery established in the 13th century. Because the Franciscan Minorites dedicated themselves to teaching, the or…
Castle in Ptuj

Ptuj Castle

Ptuj castle is an agglomeration of styles from the 14th to the 18th centuries, but is nonetheless a majestic sight, sitting high on the hill overlooking the red-roofed burger houses of Ptuj and the Drava River. It h…
Church in Ptuj

Church of St George

On the east side of Slovenski trg, this church reveals an array of styles from Romanesque to neo-Gothic. The church contains some lovely late-14th-century choir stalls decorated with animals, a carved relief of the …
Church in Ptuj

Church of Sts Peter and Paul

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. Reduced to rubble by Allied bombing …
Monument in Ptuj

Drava Tower

About 150m west of the Minorite Monastery is circular Drava Tower, a Renaissance water tower built as a defence against the Turks in 1551. It houses the Mihelič Gallery, which hosts exhibitions of modern art.
Monument in Ptuj

Orpheus Monument

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 we…
Street in Ptuj

Prešernova Ulica

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. The Late Gothic House, dating from about 1400, has an unusual pro…
Square in Ptuj

Slovenski Trg

Funnel-shaped Slovenski trg is the centre of old Ptuj. In the middle is the 16th-century City Tower. Roman tombstones and sacrificial altars from Poetovio were incorporated into the walls in the 1830s – check the re…
Notable Building in Ptuj

Little Castle

The renovated yellow pile called the Little Castle was the erstwhile home of the Salzburg bishops and a number of aristocratic families over the centuries.