Dominican Monastery (Dominikanski samostan)

Dominican Monastery (Dominikanski samostan)

Dominican Monastery (Dominikanski samostan)
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain22,077 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Dominican Monastery is a building located in the surroundings of the old town of Ptuj, an historical city in Slovenia. It was built in the 13th Century as a religious place. The Dominicans lived here until the monastery dissolution at the end of the 18th Century. After it was used for some activities and nowadays it is a cultural center and a little museum in some rooms of the old monastery. We could visit the cloister and some rooms, one of which is a conference room. It is interesting.
Written 26 June 2024
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dasreiseteam
Bad Pyrmont, Germany1,518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The facade of the main entrance is stunning, the pink building is covered with white ornamental stucco patterns. The entrance fee was minimal (I think 2 Euros for seniors) and the lady at the reception very friendly. It was clear to see even from the outside that the building is in dire need for a restauration and the modern auditorium takes away from the original purpose . However, what we experienced gave us an idea what life must have been like in the monastery. Just to see the well preserved refectory with its artistic ceiling paintings and ornamentol decorations was worth the visit.
Written 24 June 2024
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Carolyn M
39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Hiked to the monastery in the snow only to find it locked up. When I called they said they are closed til April, shame nobody bothered to update their listing on google.
Written 19 January 2024
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Lara Pirs
Koper, Slovenia17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We got to the place, paid the price and received a map and some headphones wirh the presentation. We went from 1 to 13. Looked at everything. We havent seen half of things from the mp3 presentation do to bad preservation. When we got to spot 13 the doores closed on us and we were trappes outside on the jard looking at Drava river. We had to call the reception and it took 10 minutes for a person to come and let us out. And the woman that "saved" us didnt even apologize for it. We just returnwd the headphones and left.
Nothing special to see there.
Written 6 October 2020
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aussie290309
Bratislava, Slovakia184 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
This place has a great historical value but no too much inside. one prat has been transformed to some kind of hall room used even these days and rest has painting on the walls. not finished renovation. Parts on 2nd or 3rd floor are not finished.
Written 31 July 2019
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vinkom
Maribor, Slovenia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Business
The recently renewed old monastery unlocks the door to the rich history of Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia. It has a conference hall and a inside court and a great backyard where you can oversee the Drava river and valley. It is a special experience if you look up events the monastery is hosting and sip wine while the sun is slowly setting down. endless. And, if you are not a lover of history, statues and old paintings .... its chill inside in summer... so you can just go there and coll your self off. :)
Written 9 April 2019
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Ian M
Cambridge, UK66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Interesting monastery with excellent audio guide (included in price).

Initially it took some persuasion to get in at the concession rate of 2€ (instead of 4€) - I thought it was obvious that we were over 60 but the girl on the desk demanded proof.

Inside the church they have built an auditorium. Everything is in jet black (seats, steps, floor) but as we climbed the steps going towards the raised rear of the auditorium the steps were illuminated. However, the staircase at the rear of the auditorium which turns thru 360deg is DANGEROUS. The area is poorly lit and it’s impossible to see the black steps against the black floor. My wife stumbled and hurt her ankle. In all probability, this was the root cause of her falling the next day. As a result of this she had to go to hospital relocated under general anesthetic.

After the first fall we complained to the receptionist (cashier). Our complaint was met with resignation and disinterest. Clearly others had complained but to no avail. We also mentioned this safety hazard to the Tourist info Office. Apparently, the dark steps problem had been reported over a dozen times but the manager of the Monastery refuses to improve the situation. In my view the Monastery is in breach of basic EU Health and Safety regulations.

So if visiting this monastery, TREAD VERY CAREFULLY and bring a torch - otherwise you too may trip on the rear stairs.
Written 22 September 2018
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displayastanya
Maryland54 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
We were visiting in July with a couple of friends and unfortunately didn't have time to do the tour of this beautiful building. We still wanted to get some information for the future and check out the magnets in their store, so we went inside. Bad idea! When the girl at the front desk asked us if we plan to pay to see the inside and we politely answered that unfortunately we don't have time to do the whole tour, she, without even letting us finish the sentence, asked us to leave. We were so stunned by her rudeness that we didn't know how to respond.
Ptuj is beautiful and definitely worth the visit, but this experience put a bit of a damper on the day. We'll never consider returning to the monastery as long as this employee is still there, or at least until she receives a proper customer service training.
Written 12 August 2018
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Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia8,941 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
No monks, no old ghosts are between old walls. Buildings are Gothic inside (walls, cloisters) and mainly baroque from outside. Big church hall is transformed to a concert hall with very aggressive inner architecture. Before the concert you can walk around the old building. It ahs partly reconstructed walls with frescoes and decorations. One of the hall have some baroque stucco and decorations. Place is one of the best attractions of Ptuj. Take your time, at least an hour. They have an exhibition of contemporary sculptures in the building during the summer season.
Written 23 August 2017
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izif_37
Ljubljana, Slovenia3,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Outstanding and attractive monastery is worth to take a look at least from the outside - attractive extrior with rich decoration. It is advisible to take time for the visit as well - some nice halls, corridors, occasional exibitions, seminars...
Written 22 August 2017
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