Romantic weekend at Slovenia’s Oldest Town

At the beginning of the August my boyfriend (now husband) and I went to Slovenia for a romantic getaway to the Slovenia’s oldest town Ptuj. The city is located in the Styria Region (Štajerska) in the North-Eastern part of Slovenia and is best known for its thermal springs and annual spring carnival. We spent a weekend at Terme Ptuj enjoying its spa and wellness and exploring Ptuj’s Old Town.

Ptuj Old Town at the banks of river Drava

Ptuj has a rich history that can be traced back to the Stone Age. In the Roman Era was Poetovio, as it was called back then, granted the city status. One of the most important events in the city’s history dates back to 69 AD when the Emperor Vespasian (btw, the guy that built Colosseum in Rome) was elected in Poetovio. The first mention of the city is from the same year. Since then, Ptuj lived through interesting history and developed into an important economic and administrative centre of the region.

Traces of Ptuj’s long history can be seen all around town: Roman Orpheus’s Monument and Gothic St. George Parish Church

We spent most of our time enjoying at the spa and wellness of Terme Ptuj. We soaked at the jacuzzis, swam at the pools, sledded down the pool slides, got a couples massage and had a romantic thermal baths experience.

Enjoying the sun by one of the pools

While we spent days soaking in the thermal water, we spent the evenings strolling around Ptuj’s charming Old Town. A perfect romantic getaway.

The City Hall

One of the squares: Mestni trg

Church of St. Peter and Paul: before it was almost completely destroyed by the allied bombings during the WW2, was one of the finest examples of Baroque Church in Slovenia

Old Town street

Ptuj Castle

Linking up with #MondayEscapes & #CityTripping

       

*Sorry for bad quality of the photos. We forgot our camera at home and I only took photos with my old iPhone which didn’t preform well in evening light.  

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25 thoughts on “Romantic weekend at Slovenia’s Oldest Town

  1. Wander Mum says:

    Congratulations on getting married! The more I read about Slovenia, the more I want to go! Ptuj looks likes a wonderful place full of history and thermal spas…yes please! Thank you for linking to #citytripping

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