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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…
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, €…
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 …
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'…
Cafe in Ptuj

Café Evropa

In the 18th-century Corner House, this is Ptuj's oldest cafe and it still serves the best cakes (€2.50 to €3) in town.
Bar in Ptuj

Kavabar Orfej

The Orfej is the anchor tenant of Prešernova ulica and is usually where everyone starts (or ends) the evening. It closes an hour or so later in summer.
Gallery in Ptuj

Mihelič Gallery

Inside the Drava Tower is the Mihelič Gallery, which hosts exhibitions of modern art.
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…
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…
Carnival in Ptuj


Kurentovanje is a rite of spring celebrated for 10 days in February leading up to Shrove Tuesday; it’s the most popular and best-known folklore event in Slovenia.