Art and culture


For the true experience of Celje, it pays to leave the picturesque streets of the old town and enter some museums and galleries of Celje and take an artistic and historical walk. Through the exquisite exhibitions, the City of the Counts tells stories from prehistoric times to antiquity, from the heyday of the Counts of Celje to Baroque, from modernism to today’s modern times.

Narodni dom

The neo-renaissance building of the Narodni dom (literally the Nation’s Home) lines a part of the Trg celjskih knezov (The Counts of Celje Square). It was designed by the Czech architect Vlad...

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St. Nicholas Church

The church is perched on the Miklavški hrib (St. Nicholas Hill) above the town park. It was built around 1400 AD, but its original appearance has been obscured by several refurbishments. Today, it ...

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St. Cecilia Church

The Capuchin church of St. Cecilia sits atop a small hill on the right bank of the Savinja River. It was built along with the convent in 1615 when it was consecrated by the bishop Tomaž Hren. Due t...

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St. Joseph Church

St. Joseph Church is located just above the Stations of the Cross, on the top of the Jožefov hrib. It was built by the citizens of Celje in 1680 as a token of gratitude at the end of the plague pan...

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St. Daniel Church

Around 1306, a triple-nave basilica was erected on the spot where an older church had stood prior to that. After 1379, rib vaults were constructed over it, and the belfry and presbytery were added....

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Old Castle of Celje

Romantic, enticing, magnificent, dark, frightening – the Celje Old Castle. It is a must-see sight for all visitors to Celje, regardless of where they are from. A mighty walled castle towering over ...

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People’s Loan Society

The People’s Loan Society is the most notable building constructed in Celje during the two World Wars. Designed by the renowned Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, it was built in 1928 and 1929...

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Celje Regional Museum

Counts of Celje Exhibition. Celeia Exhibition – City Beneath the City with the preserved ancient heritage of Celje, the Paths of Alma M. Karlin exhibition or the Celje Ceiling. What to choose?

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Museum of Recent History Celje

20th century Celje experienced by three generations; the notorious Stari pisker prison (meaning: Old Pot), one of Europe’s most beautiful glass photography studios and the only children's museum...

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