Celje

There are few towns in Slovenia that boast so many well-kept antique and medieval remnants set in a modern urban environment.

Paved Roman streets, a rare early Christian baptistery, the mighty Celje Old Castle and the Prince’s Mansion (former Princes’ Palace owned by the Counts of Celje), town churches and the renovated medieval town wall present the former power and glory of the "second Troy". A short walk in the town will reveal architectural jewels from other, later periods.

The Old County, which is home to the Regional Museum, is one of the finest examples of renaissance architecture in Slovenia. The Baroque splendour is reflected in the Mark of Mary at the Main Square (Glavni Trg) and Prothasi Mansion with its magnificent wedding hall. The classic architecture is represented by the old Celje Town Hall, which has served as the Museum of Recent History for several decades now. The end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century has given rise to a range of buildings in various styles from history: from the beautiful neo-renaissance National Hall to the imposing neo-gothic German House, which is today the Celje Hall. Newer ones are masterpieces of the famous architect Jože Plečnik, particularly the glorious building of the former Loan Society at the corner of Vodnikova and Stanetova Streets.
You can get informed about the rich history of Celje and see it with your own eyes at two town museums. The collections in the Regional Museum, which represent the history of Celje and its broader environment from the Palaeolithic to the 20th century, are one of the most beautiful in Slovenia according to experts, and the famous Celje ceiling in the main hall of the County Hall is the most important monument of contemporary art in Slovenia in the period between the renaissance and the baroque era. The 20th century of Celje is presented at the Museum of Contemporary History, which also includes the Herman’s Den Children’s Museum and Josip Pelikan Photography Studio, which is unique of its kind in the Central European region.
 

More about the history:
www.celje.si/sl/ocelju/zgodovina

Guided tours:
Upon prior arrangement, you can be guided through the old town centre and the Celje Old Castle by licensed tourist guides.

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Krekov trg 3
3000 Celje
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+386 (0)3 428 79 36, +386 (0)31 610 537
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