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Cuisine

Salt-flower cake in Portorož

Salt-flower cake in Portorož, Slovenia

A delicacy of Portorož is the salt-flower cake (Torta Solni cvet). Portorož is known for the Sečovlje Saltworks (Sečoveljske soline) where salt is still produced in a traditional way. The depicted cake I had at the Café Central, a café of the LifeClass Hotels & Spa.

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Museums Roman Empire

Povoden Museum in Ptuj

The Povoden Museum, a lapidarium at the city tower of Ptuj, Slovenia

The Povoden Museum is the oldest open-air lapidarium of Slovenia. It is named after Simon Povoden who collected antique monuments in the city’s tower base. The largest and most famous piece of this collection is the Orpheus’ monument, a 5 m high monument standing in front of the city tower.

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Roman Empire

Orpheus’ Monument in Ptuj

Roman tombstone dating back to 2nd century located in the centre of Ptuj, Slovenia

The Orpheus’ Monument is a Roman tombstone located in the centre of Ptuj. It is dedicated to Marcus Valerius Verus, the mayor and counsellor of the city in the 2nd century. The stone is part of the Povoden Museum which is an open-air lapidarium at the base of the city tower.

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Roman Empire

POETOVIO LXIX in Ptuj

Reconstruction of Roman shields (scuta) used by the POETOVIO LXIX in Ptuj, Slovenia

Reconstructions of Roman shields (scuta) seen at the rooms of the association POETOVIO LXIX which promotes the Roman heritage of Ptuj. Every August they organize a big Roman festival and re-enactment event in the city.

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Churches

Church of St Peter and Paul in Ptuj

St Peter and Paul church in Ptuj, Slovenia

In the past, the Church of St Peter and Paul (Cerkev sv. Petra in Pavla) was considered one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Slovenia. Following its destruction in World War II, the reconstructed version of the edifice still shapes the view of the city.

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Accommodations Hotels

Hotel Mitra in Ptuj

Painting II at the Roman suite of Hotel Mitra in Ptuj, SloveniaEach room of Hotel Mitra is decorated with a different painting. The subject of the painting depicted above refers to the Roman history of Ptuj, which was named Poetovio in ancient times.

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Accommodations Bed&Breakfasts Cafés

muziKafe Bed & Breakfast in Ptuj

Backyard of the Muzikafe in Ptuj, Slovenia

A play of smithery and colours in the backyard of muziKafe Bed & Breakfast in Ptuj. After an one-year trip aournd the world a family decided to go back to their home town Ptuj and to see the world as guests in their bed & breakfast.

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Bridges

Puh Bridge in Ptuj

Puhov most, an extradost bridge in Ptuj, Slovenia

The Puh Bridge (Puhov Most) is named after Janez Puh, an inventor and mechanic who became famous for founding the Austrian Puch automobile plants. The bridge was created by Peter Gabrijelčič аnd Viktor Markelj and opened in 2007. It is an extradosed bridge which spans the Drava River in a bow.

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Museums Roman Empire

Mithras Shrine III in Ptuj

Mithras shrine III in Ptuj, Slovenia

Remains of a Mithras shrine inside a protecting building built in the style of an ancient Roman sanctuary. The shrine was erected in the sixtieth of the 3rd century by soldiers of the legion XIII Gemina.

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Accommodations Hotels Spas

Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj

Roman pool at the Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj, Slovenia

The spa area of Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj offers, besides a couple of treatment rooms designed in different periods of history, a pool in ancient Roman luxury style.

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Motorcycles

Pannonia bike at Firbas Homestead

Pannonia bike built by the Hungarian company Csepel in 1967While visiting the Firbas Homestead in the Slovene region of Štajerska I came across this Pannonia bike built by the Hungarian company Csepel in 1967. The homestead offers a lot of adventures for children who had never seen a cow or horse but I guess fans of classic bikes will have interesting talks with the owner of this bike as well.

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Wine

Klopotec in Prekmurje

A traditional bird scarer named Klopotec, seen at a vineyard in Prekmurje, Slovenia

The Klopotec is used as a bird scarer in the vineyards of traditional wine-growing landscapes of Slovenia, Austria, and Croatia. The pic above was taken in the Slovene region of Prekmurje. In Austria the same device is generally known as Klapotetz or Klapotez.