Attractions

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…
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…
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.
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.
Notable Building in Ptuj

Ljutomer House

On the northern side of Slovenski trg, Ljutomer House now houses the TIC; the Mediterranean-style loge was built in 1565.
Notable Building in Ptuj

Provost’s House

On the northern side of Slovenski Trg are several interesting buildings, including the 16th-century Provost’s House,
Notable Building in Ptuj

Old Town Hall

Ptuj's baroque Old Town Hall is one of several interesting buildings on the northern side of Slovenski trg.
Notable Building in Ptuj

Late Gothic House

The Late Gothic House, dating from about 1400, has an unusual projection held up by a Moor's head.
Landmark in Ptuj

Peruzzi Portal

Ptuj castle’s Renaissance Peruzzi Portal (1570) adorns the castle approach from Grajska ulica.