Celje is a quaint European city exuding old-world charm and medieval character with its cobblestone streets, red-tile roofs and a castle on a hill. A reminder of Europe’s romantic history, Celje boasts winding alleys that lead to art galleries and waterfront restaurants.
Things to do
Built in the 14th century, the Old Castle looms over Celje. The castle’s tower is accessible and worth the climb for its impressive views of the city below. Celje’s Artistic Quarter is now home to hundreds of artists who’ve turned it into a living gallery. Walk along the peaceful Savinja River to find an area lined with intimate art galleries and local boutiques.
Looking for a dose of culture? Visit Metropol, a timeless European cinema popular among the poets, philosophers and artists of yesteryear. Set in the centre of the city on an idyllic cobblestone street, Metropol is surrounded by classic Slovenian taverns and eateries.
Delve into the city’s rich history at Celje Regional Museum, comprised of the Prince’s Mansion and the Old Landgraviate Building. Uncover the impressive remains of Roman Celeia hidden beneath the city and a rare collection of paintings, sculptures and furniture spanning over 800 years.
Don’t leave without tasting the authentic Slovenian flavours at Gostilna Pri Kmetec, Celje’s most authentic traditional restaurant. Try age-old recipes like the roasted wild boar with dumplings on the terrace while soaking up views of the castles and city below.
Celje is easily accessible by car on Highway A1 with flights arriving in Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. Trains and buses connect travellers to major parts of Slovenia, while many of the attractions in Celje’s city centre are accessible on foot.
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