Orpheus Monument


The 5m-tall Orpheus Monument stands in the middle of Slovenski trg. This Roman tombstone from the 2nd century, with scenes from the Orpheus myth, 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.

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Nearby Ptuj attractions

1. Slovenski Trg

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Funnel-shaped Slovenski trg is the centre of old Ptuj. The 16th-century City Tower dominates the square's eastern side. Roman tombstones and sacrificial…

2. Old Town Hall

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

3. City Tower

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In the middle of Slovenski trg, this tower was erected in the 16th century. Roman tombstones and sacrificial altars from Poetovio were incorporated into…

4. Ljutomer House

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On the northern side of Slovenski trg, the Mediterranean-style Ljutomer House was built in 1565 and now houses the TIC.

6. Provost’s House

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On the northern side of Slovenski trg are several interesting buildings, including the 16th-century Provost’s House.

7. Church of St George

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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…

8. Late Gothic House

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