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…
Basilica in Ptuj

Basilica of the Patroness Mary

The pilgrimage Basilica of the Patroness Mary, in Ptujska Gora village 14km southwest of Ptuj, contains one of the most treasured objects in Slovenia: a 15th-century carved caped Misericordia of the Virgin Mary and …
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…
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…
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…
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 …
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…
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 …
Landmark in Ptuj

City Tower

In the middle of Slovenski trg, this tower was erected in the 16th century. Roman tombstones and sacrificial altars from Poetovio were incorporated into the walls in the 1830s – check the reliefs of Medusa’s head, d…
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.