Maribor is the second biggest town of Slovenia (the biggest one is the capital, Ljubljana). It lies approximately 80 kms from the Hungarian border and has been European Capital of Culture in 2012. It has 114 thousand inhabitants and was already founded in 1164.
The town gives you a certain mediterranian feeling with its narrow alleys.
Its main tourist attractions are:
Main Square (Glavni trg)
Surronded by German style buldings, the Plague Monument is in the center of Maribor’s Main Square. It used to be the home for merchants, nowadays it leads to a market and has cafés.
2. Grajska ulica
Opening hours: Closed on Mondays! Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday 10:00-14:00
Tickets: 1.5-5 EUR
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Since 1903 the Regional Museum invites guests to learn about Maribor’s history in the City Castle. It has a collection of sacred statues, a Ferenc Liszt room and an archeological exhibition.
Three Ponds (Trije ribniki)
If you want to go for a nice walk, you should definitely visit Maribor Park, where you can find the town’s most famous attraction, the Three Ponds.
Maribor Cathedral (Church of St. John the Baptist)
20. Slomškov trg
The Roman Catholic cathedral was built in the 12th century in Romanesque style and now serves also as a resting place for Bishop Anton Martin Slomšek.
National Liberation Monument
Remembering the people who rebelled against the Nazis in World War II, the Liberation Monument is located on Freedom Square. It was made of bronze in 1975 by a local artist.
The bank of Drava River
Drava River originates from the Danube touching Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary. On its bank in Maribor there are many friendly swans who are happy to great you.
And other fun things from the street: