Kurentovanje festival in Ptuj

by David Robertson ~ 19-Jan-2010 ~ updated 27-Jan-2010
Ptuj beside the River Drava

Ptuj beside the River Drava

The Kurentovanje festival in Ptuj. Now this looks like fun!

The Kurentovanje is the most important carnival event in Slovenia with a 50-year-old tradition which preserve the ethnographical tradition.

Full details of this 11 day festival (05 Feb 2010 to 16 Feb 2010) and loads of pictures can be found at the Kurentovanje website.

Kurentovanje Festival in Ptuj - © Andrejj at Wikimedia Commons

Kurentovanje Festival in Ptuj - © Andrejj at Wikimedia Commons

Besides the festival, Ptuj is a great place to visit (as well as pronounce!, try Pertooee). Situated beside the wide River Drava, the heart of this medieval town is overlooked by Ptuj Grad which dates back to the first half of the 12th century, but most of the present day castle dates from between the 14th and 18th centuries.

St Florian Column in Mestni trg

St Florian Column in Mestni trg

The castle also houses the Ptuj Regional Museum. The narrow streets and squares are fun to wander through, there always seem to be something interesting around every corner such as the Florian Column in Mestni trg.

Full details of Pjuj’s attractions, accommodation and restaurants etc, can be found at the Ptuj Tourist Information Centre website.


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