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CaptionPtuj is a city in Eastern Slovenia on the Drava River. It is known for its historic buildings and its Kurentovanje festival. Ptuj is one of the oldest town in Slovenia with settlement dating back 2000 years. Its history reaches back to the Stone Age but the city experienced its greatest flowering in the Roman period. The name originates in the times of Emperor Trajan who granted the settlement city status and named it Colonia Ulpia Traiana Poetovio. Roman Poetovio developed into an important military commercial customs and administrative center. Forty thousand people lived in the Ptuj area in this period a number never since reached. It was later burned by the Huns and occupied by the Avars and the Slavs. _______________________________________________ Get in: By car Ptuj can be reached from Maribor and the A1 highway by the A4 highway. There are also frequent bus and train connections between the two cities. There are also bus and train connections to Ljubljana. Eurobusways do transfer to Ptuj on the way between Budapest and Ljubljana___________________________________________________ See: Orpheus Monument Slovenski trg in front of the town tower. An almost 5 m high tombstone that has become the symbol of the town. The memorial is the biggest ever found in the Roman province of Upper Pannonia Town Hall Mestni trg. It was erected in 1907 on the site of Poskočil House named after a very rich merchant of Slovene nationality Poskočil. The Town Hall was built on the ground-plan of the former late Gothic building and according to plans of Max Ferstel an architect from Graz Austria. Town Tower Slovenski trg. The town tower with the Povoden Museum at the bottom which a collection of stone memorials. Dominican Monastery The monastery was first built in the 13th century and features a variety of architectural styles. Highlights include the vaulted ceiling of the cloister artwork and the rich stucco fašade. Mihelic Gallery Dravska ulica 4. Tu-F 10AM-4PM Su 10AM-1PM. An art exhibition hall. Mithras Shrine III Ulica k mitreju. By appointment or obtain the keys from the neighbours of the temple. The biggest temple of Mithras was erected in the western area of Roman Poetovio in what is today part of the Breg neighbourhood of Ptuj. Ptuj Grad Ptuj Castle Build on a steep hill overlooking the town the castle is now part of the regional museum. It hosts a collection of items marking feudal culture from the 16th to the 20th century.
HeadlinePtuj is a city in Eastern Slovenia on the Drava River. It is known for its historic buildings and its Kurentovanje festival. Ptuj is one of the oldest town in Slovenia with settlement dating back 2000 years. Its history reaches back to the Stone Age
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