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.
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.