Slovenj Gradec isn't the ‘capital’ of Koroška – that distinction goes to the industrial centre of Ravne na Koroškem to the northwest – but it is certainly the province’s cultural and recreational heart. A number of museums, galleries and historical churches line its main square, while the sporting opportunities in the Pohorje Massif to the east are many.

Slovenj Gradec’s main street is Glavni trg, a colourful long ‘square’ lined with old town houses and shops.