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, dates from about 1400. Opposite is the sombre Romanesque House, the oldest building in Ptuj. The renovated yellow pile called the Little Castle was the home of the Salzburg bishops and various aristocratic families over the centuries.

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Nearby Ptuj attractions

1. 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.

3. 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.

4. Peruzzi Portal

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

5. 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.

6. 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…

7. Ptuj City Gallery

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Ptuj's newly opened city gallery concentrates on contemporary art with a particular emphasis on local artists.

8. Orpheus Monument

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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…