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Culture of Maribor. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Maribor has preserved a huge number of historical constructions built in different epochs, so it is really hard to allocate one from such variety of attractions. One of the major historical symbols is the Maribor Castle that is located in the city center and surrounded by picturesque squares. The castle built in the second half of the 15th century is a unique architectural monument with decorative elements in different styles. The castle is distinguished by a beautiful interior design. The city guests have an opportunity to visit the most marvelous halls of the castle and admire painted ceilings and decorative pieces of art.
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In Maribor, there are not so many noise entertainment venues. The city will impress those travelers who like hiking tours and cannot imagine their vacation without visiting interesting … Open
Among multiple cultural centers of the city, the Regional Museum of Maribor that occupies some rooms of the Maribor Castle deserves a special attention. Incredibly beautiful halls present rich collections of archaeological, historical and ethnographic exhibits. It also should be noted that a lot of interesting themed events dedicated to national culture and art are regularly held in the museum.
In the city, there are many gorgeous religious monuments including Franciscan Church. The first religious construction appeared in this place at the end of the 18th century. The beautiful basilica with high towers the guests of Maribor can admire has been decorating the city since the beginning of the 20th century. This fascinating building of a red brick resembles a classic Roman basilica. The main decorative element of the church’s interior is sophisticated stained glass. Copyright
The most upscale and most prestigious hotel in Maribor is Habakuk-Wellness. It is located in the picturesque submontane district of Pohorje and has a fascinating territory. The hotel is … Open
One of the oldest but equally attractive constructions of Maribor is the Water tower . It was built on a bank of the Drava river in the 16th century. The tower had protected local residents from Turkish invaders for many years. When the dam was being built, there was a threat of flooding of the unique historical monument but it was saved due to the locals’ efforts. The pedestal of 142 m in height on which the tower is installed now was built exactly for protective purposes.

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Maribor Old Defence Towers deserve a special attention of fans of sightseeing tours too. There are three towers in the city and each of them is unique in its own way. The Jewish Tower built in the 15th century is located on the territory of the historical district of Lent. It is a location of a small historical museum that stores an interesting collection of old documents and pictures. The Judgment Tower has been protecting the city since the 14th century. In the middle of the 16th, century it was reconstructed into a small fortress. The tower's name recalls that once trial hearings were held and in the Middle Ages witches were executed here. The Black Tower was built in the middle of the 15th century and is one of a few strengthening constructions that have managed to survive in its pristine form to this day.
Maribor is one of the biggest cities in Slovenia and the most important cultural center of the country that has long attracted tourists’ attention. The castle called Marchburg was … Open
In Maribor, there are also quite unusual attractions including the Old Vine . The age of this fabulous plant is more than 400 years. It is remarkable that the vine flourishes every year. Maribor is well known to connoisseurs of exquisite wine, as there are a lot of old wineries in the city. That is why the Old Wine is one of the major symbols of the city. Moreover, it has recently become a record-breaker of the Guinness World Records. A rare kind of wine is cooked of grapes picked from the vine. Such wines are stored in the famous cellar Maribor’s Underworld.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Maribor and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Maribor and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Maribor

Stara Trta (the Oldest Vine) & The Old Vine House
Where: Vojašniška ul. 8, Maribor; Telephone: +386 (0)2 251 5100;
Vinag Cellar
Where: Trg svobode 3, Maribor; Telephone: +386 (0)2 220 8114;
Stolnica (cathedral)
Where: Slomškov trg 21,, Maribor; Telephone: + 386 (0)41 762 244; Opening hours: Tower is open from 8.00 to 18.00;
Mariborski Grad (Maribor Castle)
Where: Grajska ulica 2,, Maribor; Telephone: + 386 (0)2 228 3551;
Maribor Guided Tours
More info: Ask at tic for more information.;
Rafting Trip On The Drava
Telephone: +386 (0)4 055 2162; Opening hours: 11.30am, Bookings must be made in advance at TIC.;
Wellness And Spa Centres
Wine Roads
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Maribor
♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Jurija, Ptúj, 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Nikolaja, Murska Sobota (Olsnitz), 41.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Danijela, Celje (Cilli), 46.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Sankt Ägydius, Graz, 59.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije na nebo, Varaždin, 59.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Maria Trost, Graz, 62.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Lurške Matere Božje, Brestanica, 63.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Slovenia

The Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana invites all comers to get acquainted with the development of the country's architecture in the 20th-21st centuries, things created by Slovenian designers, posters, magazines, calendars, 12 thousand photos in different techniques, old cameras, and much more. The museum will be of interest not only to designers and photographers but also to those enthusiastic about history and beautiful things. A few years ago, the Ljubljana Puppet Theater opened the Puppet Museum presenting a huge collection of puppet dolls of different periods, some of which are a hundred years old. In total, there are about three thousand unique and distinctive puppets. The museum also has a souvenir shop. … Open
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Culture guide to Maribor. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Maribor: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Maribor. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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