Slovenia
Ptuj

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19 travelers at this place:

  • Day247

    Another old town.

    July 1 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    The recorded history of Ptuj starts in the Iron Age but it peaked early, in Roman times, before settling into the role of a market town. As much as one can be, situated on the major invasion route.
    The Grad (castle) was taken over by Renault for the evening that I visited. I didn't stay to see this years new models and there was little else of interest to me.
    The maroon tower, (known as the Town Tower,) is a prominent landmark. There are a collection of recovered stones inside masquerading as a museum.
    The 13th C Dominican Monestary looks very gay all in pink. Probably left over from Mardi Gras.
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  • Day6

    Day 6 continued - Ptuj, Slovenia

    June 23, 2016 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The second part of our tour today was to the town of Ptuj (pronounced Patooey), reportedly the oldest town in Slovenia. There is archaelogical and historical evidence of it being occupied by ancient Romans in the first century BC. It was subsequently conquered and occupied by Eurasian Avars, Slavic tribes, the Frankish empire, the Archbishopric of Salzburg... and that just brings us up to about 1376! The castle was an impressive collection of art, furniture and weapons from the time period. Look at Bogey wield a two-handed broadsword! Between our tour of the town and castle, we were treated to a tasting of wine from the Northeast region of Slovenia (more or less the Styrian region). One of the owners of Kobal Vineyards guided us through sampling of four of his wines. He was a great ambassador to the wonderful world of Slovenian wine and a true character. Also, their retail shop is in the oldest residence in Ptuj (pictured).Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Ptuj, بيتوج, Pettau, Горад Птуй, Птуй, پتوی, プトゥイ, პტუი, 프투이, Poetovium, Ptujus, Птуј, پتوئی, พทูย, 普图伊

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