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Sightseeing in Celje - what to see. Complete travel guide

The third-largest city of Slovenia, Celje, has been known since ancient times. In the Middle Ages the city was the center of the only Slovenian state that had managed to maintain the complete independence (Celje County). Therefore, the count's symbol (three stars) has become the emblem of the city and a part of the State Emblem.
The old count's castle, which has preserved here, is one of the city's major attractions. Tourists will find much interesting in visiting Town Hall built in 1830, Bridge the Capuchins, Count's Palace and Spodni grad (bottom castle), as well as Church of St. Cecilia and St. Mary (built in 1310). Here have remained many other old buildings that make even a walk in the streets of the city truly exciting.
The city can become a starting point for exciting tours to the surrounding area, which is extremely rich in cultural monuments. The largest church in Slovenia Gornji Grad is among which. Thousands of people travel to Celje just for the opportunity to visit the museum located in Velenje Castle. Natural sites in Celje suburbs are no less interesting. The scenic beauty of nature reserves and crystal clean air attract here numerous people. The most beautiful sight of this place is Rinka waterfall in Logarska Valley. The height of the waterfall estimates ninety feet. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The oldest building in the city is St. Daniil’s Monastery built in the 14th century. In the Middle Ages, the monastery was considered as a central building in the city. Today, it is located in its western part. The temple is a vivid example of the Gothic architecture. It has preserved beautiful interior elements finished in the 16th century. Its visitors can admire an ornate ceiling and aisles. When it was reconstructed in the 18th century, St. Francis’s Chapel was built in it. Today, it is an incomparable supplement to the general architectural complex.
Castle in Celje, SI Another unusual architectural monument is the Celje House that you can see when walking through the historic district. The beautiful stone house was built at the beginning of the 20th century. It was projected by Peter Brang, a famous architect from Vienna. The construction looks like it was built in the Middle Ages. In the period of the First World War, it has managed to survive in its initial form.
In the historic district of Celje, there is the preserved water tower built in the 15th century. Initially, there were four defense towers but only one has been preserved over 500 years later. After viewing the tower, you should certainly pay your attention to the St. Daniel Church. It is quite small and was built on the ruins of the destroyed church of the 14th century. In 2006, the beautiful church with a tiled roof and high narrow windows has gained a status of the cathedral church.
Celje: The Old Castle (Stari grad) St. Joseph’s Church is very symbolic and unusual from the architectural point of view. You can recognize it by its big stone tower. The church was built in the 17th century and is a vivid example of the baroque style. In the 17th century, the city saw the plague epidemic that took the lives of thousands of citizens. It was decided to build the church to rescue the city from the plague.
The most visited cultural center of Celje is the Posavje Museum that occupies the beautiful old castle. The Posavje Museum collection is quite diverse. Here, you can see old weapons, pieces of art, unique accessories, and ancient books. Most of the exhibits are devoted to multiple wars Slovenia has seen for the last hundred years.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Celje and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Celje
♥   Castle 'Celje Castle' , 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Velenje Castle' , 18.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Žovnek Castle' , 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Olimje Castle' , 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Medija Castle' , 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Celje
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Ponikovski kras' , 12.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Mrzlica' , 14.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Kum' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Žabljek' , 25.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Golte' , 29 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Celje from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Zrinjski

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Travelers who are not afraid of bats are offered to take part in an exciting campaign providing an opportunity to adopt a bat. The whole point is that there are many rare species among bats living in mines that are on the verge of extinction. All funds raised at the event go for the maintenance of the animal population; after such a commemorative event tourists receive a personal certificate that they have their own pet in the mysterious Zrinjski mine. … Read further

Ljubljanica Waterfront

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
After an excursion you can relax in the restaurants located near the embankment. Just in these restaurants, you have the chance to try the best national dishes. Fans of shopping and gourmands will spend a great time, especially at weekends. For several years every Saturday there opens the market near the Triple Bridge. There you can buy popular national food, souvenirs and a lot of other original things. On Sundays there works the antiquary market. When it is warm there are a lot of walking boats on the river. Such entertainment will make your leisure time various. … Read further

Sightseeing in Slovenia: things to see

Those, who want to get acquainted with culture and landmarks of the country, are recommended to start from prominent places of Ljubljana. In this city travelers will find several hundred medieval buildings, the most famous of which being the Ljubljana Castle. First mentions of the castle belong to the middle of the 12th century, but, according to historians, it was built way earlier. Initially, the castle was built as a protective facility. In the 17th century it was transformed into a hospital, and later - into a prison. Nowadays, the castle has become a museum complex, where travelers will find a picture gallery, the Museum of History and outlets with crafts made by local masters. In summer, the castle often becomes the venue for different musical performances and concerts. … Open
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