As Slovenia's oldest town, Ptuj stands as a testament to millennia of history, art, and culture. Overlooking the Drava River, its cobbled streets and medieval charm captivate every visitor, making it a timeless journey through Europe's legacy. Read more

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Cradled by the scenic banks of the Drava River, Ptuj boasts over 2,000 years of recorded history, making it a living museum of architecture, culture, and historical events. Originally a Celtic settlement, later a Roman stronghold, Ptuj's layers of history can be observed in its architecture, from ancient Roman inscriptions to Renaissance facades and medieval fortifications. The town is famous for its traditional carnival, Kurentovanje, where locals don unique masks and costumes, celebrating an ancient rite to chase away winter and welcome spring. Beyond its rich heritage, Ptuj is also known for its spa traditions, inviting vineyards, and the soulful melodies of its annual Days of Poetry and Wine festival.
Ptuj, with its blend of antiquity, vibrant traditions, and scenic landscapes, invites visitors to explore a corner of Europe that remains untouched by time.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Ptuj

Ptuj Castle

Perched atop a hill, this majestic castle offers panoramic views of Ptuj and houses a rich collection of historical artifacts and artworks.

Orpheus Monument

Dating back to the 2nd century AD, this ancient Roman tombstone, adorned with the depiction of Orpheus, stands as a symbol of Ptuj's antiquity.

St. George's Church

An emblematic Gothic structure that dominates the town's skyline, renowned for its intricate interior artistry and beautiful frescoes.

Ptuj Thermal Spa

Experience relaxation and rejuvenation at this famed spa, taking advantage of its therapeutic thermal waters.

Dominican Monastery

An architectural marvel dating back to the 13th century, reflecting the ecclesiastical grandeur of Ptuj's history.

Old Town and City Tower

Wander through cobbled streets, witness medieval and Baroque buildings, and climb the city tower for a bird's-eye view of the town.

Kurentovanje Carnival

Dive deep into the town's cultural heartbeat by attending this traditional carnival, recognized by UNESCO for its cultural significance.

Ptuj Wine Cellars

Sample some of Slovenia's finest wines, matured in ancient cellars, reflecting Ptuj's esteemed viticultural traditions.

Slavin Memorial Park

A serene park dedicated to the fallen soldiers of World War II, providing a space for reflection amidst nature.

Ptuj Lake

A tranquil man-made lake, ideal for boating, fishing, or simply soaking in the natural beauty.

What else to visit
In and around Ptuj

Maribor (22.64 km)

A jewel on the banks of the Drava River, Maribor is Slovenia's second-largest city and a hub of cultural riches and natural beauty. With its deep-rooted history, it offers a vibrant blend of old-world charm and modern dynamism.

Murska Sobota (34.46 km)

Nestled in the heart of the Pannonian Basin, Murska Sobota is a picturesque town that embodies the spirit of Slovenia's Prekmurje region, offering a harmonious blend of nature, history, and culture.

Varazdin (37.14 km)

Varaždin, known as Croatia's "City of Baroque," invites visitors to step back in time. With its cobbled streets, ornate architecture, and vibrant festivals, it's a perfect blend of historical charm and contemporary culture.

Celje (50.7 km)

Nestled within the verdant landscapes of Slovenia, Celje invites travelers to step back in time. As the third-largest city in Slovenia, it offers an intriguing blend of rich history, medieval wonders, and modern Slovenian culture.

Zagreb (68.13 km)

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is brimming with history and culture. Explore its baroque atmosphere, beautiful squares and parks, and let yourself be carried away by the picturesque streets full of cafes, galleries and local markets.

Samobor (70.16 km)

At the foothills of the Samobor mountains, Samobor is a picturesque town known for its medieval charm, lush landscapes, and rich gastronomy. A blend of historical heritage and natural beauty, Samobor is Croatia's hidden gem, waiting to be discovered.

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