Zgornji trg Square Šentjur

Most beautiful town square of 2015

The old town square has a particularly special place in the history of the Slovenian nation and patriotism and was first mentioned in 1340 as a settlement around the church of St. George.

In recent years, the square was renovated and in 2015, declared the most beautiful Slovenian town square. The museum collections, events, tourist information centre office, park of chestnut trees with sensory playground equipment, music school, which was recently moved to the Zgornji trg Square and Kneipp Park in front of the Retirement Home.

The Zgornji trg Square is home to the Ipavec House, the protocol building of the Municipality of Šentjur, where a permanent exhibition on the life and work of the greatest Slovenian musical family Ipavec is located. Alongside the Ipavec House in the shade of an ancient linden tree and Plečnik Fountain is a venue where many cultural events are held in the summer. At the entrance and at the portal of the neighbouring buildings grows the descendant of “bleu de Cologne”, the oldest vine from Lent in Maribor.

In the Zgornji trg Square, you can also view the Rifnik museum collection and its treasures, with exhibits from the nearby Rifnik Hill and New Swing Quartet memorial room - Pesem južne železnice (Song of the Southern Railway), dedicated to the world-famous Slovenian band, which began its creativity precisely in Šentjur. The Zgornji trg Gallery is located here, where numerous annual exhibitions of renowned domestic and foreign artists are displayed.



GPS coordinates

Latitude: 46.2223124° Longitude: 15.3976769°