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Ormož Castle

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Since 1995, Ormož Castle, first mentioned in 1278, has been a centre for contemporary cultural developments which houses the Franc Ksaver Meško Library, part of the administration of the Ormož unit of the Ptuj – Ormož Regional Museum. There is also a Castle Gallery featuring contemporary art exhibitions. Premises in the castle have also been given to the Ormož brass band.

In 2011 the award-winning renovation of the Grajska pristava (castle's outhouse) was completed, led by the Arrea Architecture bureau. It houses the Ormož Music School, a new multipurpose hall, and the ethnological and archaeological museum collections, and has turned the Ormož Castle into an outstanding cultural centre.

Predjama Castle

Predjama Castle 2006 medieval tournament.JPG

One of the most picturesque castles in Slovenia, Predjama Castle is built into an overhanging rock in front of a karst cave hall that is connected with a cave system underneath the castle. It is situated just a a few kilometres from the entrance to the Postojna Cave. The castle is now a museum on five floors that shows the life in the 16th century, with an armoury, dungeon, halls, living quarters and other castle facilities. Interesting is the dialogue between man-made architecture and natural structures that combine into the castle's fortification system.








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