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Best things to do in Ptuj

Point of Interest
“Ptuj - The oldest town in Slovenia (Poetovia), nestled between gentle wine-growing hills and the River Drava. The castle above the town with the oldest wine cellars dominates over the streets with one of the most colourful carnivals in the world and the Kurenti masks, the exceptional character of which has also been recognised by UNESCO. The Terme Ptuj Spa is nearby. ”
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Campground
“The bigest aqua park in Slovenia. Lots of pools (indoor and outdoor) with tobogans and jumps. Also lots of saunas and spa pools. ”
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Natural Feature
“The largest Slovenian lake is at the same time also one of the most attractive ones, as over 230 bird species can be found nesting in the protected area around the water. These include rare and protected species, such as cormorants, common terns, and black-headed gulls, and birdwatchers from all over Europe migrate here to observe them.”
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Food
“A lovely place on the river Drava with a mix of traditional and modern cuisine. Most suitable for meat or fish eaters but with good vegetarian options as well. ”
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Point of Interest
“Like a beautiful castle park, the Ptuj golf course stretches over more than 50 ha of greens just below the Ptuj Castle. The 18-hole course surprises guests with its diverse terrain, and the high number of water obstacles on the Studenčnica stream and the two lakes. Golf lovers will always remember the 14th hole, which requires a spectacular swing that will carry the ball to an island.”
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Lodging
“A good place with lovely interiors for a (light) lunch : the homemade sandwiches are delicious. ”
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Restaurant
“Nice restaurant in Ptuj near castle and Dominican monastery. Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12.00 - 22.00; Tuesday: closed; Sunday and holidays: 12.00 - 16.00”
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Food
“The story of the oldest Slovenian wine cellar speaks of the long tradition of winemaking in Ptuj. Its beginnings go back as far as 1239, where Minorite friars built a wine cellar under their monastery. Its extensive collection of vintage wines includes a special treasure – Zlata trta (Golden Vine) from 1917, which is considered the oldest Slovenian wine. In addition to keeping exceptional vintage wines, the Ptuj Wine Cellar is also known as a cellar that creates pleasant, contemporary, and popular wines behind its thick historical walls. Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 09.00 - 15.00. You have to make a reservation: 0038641 486 258 . Prices starts from 15€ per person for basic tour (4 vines, 1.5h)”
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Premise
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Place of Worship
“The Dominican monastery was established in 1230 by Methildis, the widow of Friedrich III of Ptuj, and it was active until its dissolution in 1785. The monastery complex is built in Gothic and Baroque style. The recently renovated monastery is the venue of several The Dominican complex has preserved its medieval architecture, with baroque features added at the end of the 17th and beginning of 18th centuries. The Renovated parts of the monastery serve as a venue for cultural events and are open to visitors.”
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Bar
“Old traditional, very local bar with wine and beer. Opening hours: Mon - Thur: 06.30 - 23.00; Fri - Sat: 06.30 - 00.30; Sunday: 10.00 - 23.00”
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Point of Interest
“This marble monument was erected to honor the memory of Marcus Valerius Verus, who was the mayor of Poetovio (Ptuj) in the 2nd century AD. The five-meter tall monolith is still standing where it was raised by the Romans. In the middle ages the monument, ornamented with scenes from the myth of Orpheus, was used as a pillory.”
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Library
“After the fires and bombing, the 13th-century monastery was renovated, and now boasts a library with over 5000 books, some of them dating as far back as the 16th century. The courtyard with its arcades is one of the most popular summer event venues near and far.”
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Cafe
“Dont know why is it called "kavarna" (coffee) because what is realy known for, is beer. Small local place, with lots of different beers (domestic and foreign) - i think more than 100 different beers. Realy recommend this place. Opening hours: Mon - Thur: 09.00 - 23.00; Fri - Sat: 10.00 - 01.15; Sunday: 16.00 - 23.00”
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Chinese Restaurant
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“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 vegetable dishes on its menu.”
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Restaurant
“Local restaurant with good traditional food for reasonable prices in the center of Ptuj. Opening hours: Mon - Thur: 07.00 - 22.00; Fri - Sat: 08.00 - 23.00; Sun: 10.00 - 16.00”
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