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Ptuj Castle, Ptuj

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Rising on a hill along the riverbank and overlooking the town, Ptuj Castle houses a museum that exhibits art, furniture, costumes, tapestries, and everyday objects from the 16th to the 19th centuries. In the western forecourt, notice the tower--the only remaining part of the first fortification most likely built in the 9th century. Archbishop Konrad of Salzburg commissioned the construction of a new castle in the 12th century, but the structure gained its final appearance in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Explore the collection of musical instruments used by noblemen and wealthy citizens on the ground floor, and head to the second floor to see traditional masquerade costumes on display. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Ptuj holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ptuj Castle and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Ptuj is one of Slovenia's oldest cities. A city that stands on ancient wine cellars. Everything was asleep when we were visiting. May be because of COVID  more »
  • Nice castle to visit. Entertaining pictures. They have certainly not been painted by the best painters of Slovenië. It made them rather funny.  more »
  • Visited the castle and most of the rooms are decorated with paintings. Some were very bad and/or the painted people were very ugly. We had a lot of fun discussing the looks of the nobility who once...  more »
  • Beautiful castle placed on a hill over the city is a must to see in Ptuj. The majority of rooms contains awesome artworks. There is a museum of piano´s and weapons on the ground floor. There is a café placed in the inner castle. Outer castles building hosts a folk mythical costume collection. My rating of this great piece of history is 8 out of 10.
  • Gorgeus view on old city and Drava river. Castle is nice, I especially liked "music" room.
  • Great exhibits at the 5he castle and exhibion about traditional folklore masks and tradition for the carnival
  • Very nice old town, with rich cultural heritage
  • historic and glorious. the guide is very good

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