Maribor Vacation Snaps
The Castle Square is a lively place hosting
some of the best cafes in the city.
The city castle is situated at the northern edge of the Castle square and is one of its most distinguished architectural masterpieces. It hosts a regional museum with:
The castle is currently undergoing a massive refurbishment that will be completed by 2012. Most of the above collections are thus hidden to the visitors' eyes. However, small parts of the castle are already open to the public and they look fabulous so I'm really looking forward to the days when the refurbishment will be finally completed.
Maribor's newly refurbished city castle.
The city castle is a magnificent architectural
masterpiece (central staircase).
The city castle - west wing.
Castle square, Liberty square, Slomsek square and Main square form a pedestrianized central hub of the city center. Numerous cafes, restaurants, small shops and a beautiful castle are ideal for creating a buzz. They are also regularly used for numerous events (wine festival, Lent festival, book fairs, Christmas fair, etc.).
The Town Hall is one of the central
features of the Main Square.
The Pride of the city, the oldest vine in the world
(400 years old) in the old town called Lent -
registered in the Guinness Book of Records.
The Plague Monument on the Main Square.
Beautiful medieval buildings on the Main square.
Locals have always been proud of their
bridges (the Old Bridge on this photo).
River Drava gives an opportunity
for numerous water sports.
Maribor cathedral (in the city center).
The view from the cathedral's main tower.
Beautiful Slomsek square in November.
Metal sculpture at the Synagogue.
The Franciscan church-the view from the
Liberty square (entrance to one of Europe's largest
wine cellars to the right)
Famous "Kojak" on the Liberty square.
The oldest part of the city - Lent.
Maribor city park - yet another pride of the city.
First of the three ponds in the city park.
Pohorje and rooftops of the old town from
is floodlit during the skiing season)
One of the main streets (Gosposka street)
in the pedestrianized core of the city center.
The largest shopping mall (Europark) in Maribor
and north-east Slovenia.
Streets are full of little treats
(the traditional barrel-organ musician).
During the autumn time - the wonderful
smell of roasted chestnuts.
Maribor is a wonderful place for visitors who prefer walking to driving. Distances are short, the pedestrianized core of the city is large enough and well connected with the city park, bridges and Drava river banks. It's a really marvelous place to spend your holidays or start exploring the surrounding natural beauty or other attractive destinations close by (Graz, Vienna, Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, etc.).
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