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Gostilna Ribič

Arguably the best restaurant in Ptuj, the 'Angler Inn' faces the river, with an enormous terrace, and the speciality here is – not surprisingly – fish, especially trout and pike-perch in their various modes of prepa…
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…
Slovenian in Ptuj

Gostilna Amadeus

This very pleasant gostilna (inn-like restaurant) above a pub and near the foot of the road to the castle serves a lot of stick-to-the-ribs Slovenian specialties, such as štruklji (dumplings with herbs and cheese, €…
Pizza in Ptuj

Pizzerija Slonček

The cosy 'Little Elephant', with an interesting marble fountain out front, serves what many think is the best pizza in Ptuj, along with some meatless dishes such as pasta, plus the ubiquitous range of grills. There'…
Chinese in Ptuj

Kitajski Vrt

If you need a rice or noodle fix or just a break from traditional Slovenian fare, try the 'Chinese Garden', Ptuj’s long-established Chinese restaurant, just opposite the footbridge over the Drava. It has a fair few …
Cafe in Ptuj

Kavarna Kipertz

Named after the very first man in Ptuj to roast coffee beans (in 1786, in fact), this retro-style cafe in the Hotel Mitra attracts Ptuj’s boho set with its very own coffee roast and rich desserts.
Cultural in Ptuj

Days of Poetry & Wine

This annual festival held in August gathers Slovenian and international poets, writers, storytellers and musicians for readings, concerts and good wine through the summer evenings.
Cafe in Ptuj

Kavarna Pod Odrom

The 'Under the Stage' cafe is just that – on a sloping street just below the Ptuj City Theatre. It attracts a youngish crowd and is great for a sundowner or a post-theatre drink.