The Poštna Street lies in the center of Maribor and connects Slomšek Square, where Maribor Cathedral is located, with Main Square. It is one of the most popular and lively streets in the city – the promenade where the people of Maribor take a walk in the evening and sit in nice cafes. The owners of five places – cafes, bars and restaurants – are the ones responsible for the fact that the street has become so lively and popular, especially during summer. They put tables and chairs on the street, and also a stage from which DJs and bands play music, especially on weekends.
The street also has an interesting history and boasts the most beautiful buildings in the city. The neo-Renaissance post office palace, the seat of Slovenian Post, stands at the beginning of the street, and at its end there is a magnificent three-storey business and residential building, built in 1904 by the project of Vienna architect Johann Eustacchio. The owner was Terezija Franc, a widow of the famous Maribor industrialist Franc. The building is also one of the oldest buildings in the city. In the middle of the 19th century, in its yard (the part that belongs to the Lekarniška Street), there were an icehouse, a beer cellar and Franc Čeligi’s very popular summer taproom. The highlight on the beer is also present in the new Gostilna Maribor (Maribor Tavern), which gives Poštna Street a new extension, as the tavern extends to Main Square, which you will not overlook when visiting the city. Therefore, do not miss the Poštna Street, be it in the morning, at noon or in the evening. It will certainly be pleasant and lively!