Betnava Mansion is an architectural masterpiece filled with a rich history located in the city of Maribor. For reference, the mansion was first named Wintenaw in 1319 and is still sometimes known as Versailles of Maribor. The mansion did not always have the manner which we see today. It was originally built in the Renaissance style, but after a fire in the 17th century, it was restored in Baroque style. The mansion has also gone through many ownerships by noble families of bishops over the years. During the Herberstein’s ownership, the family turned the mansion into a Protestant way-station for travelers featuring both spaces for prayer and cemetery.
The Betnava Mansion currently houses Archdiocese Museum Maribor. The museum exhibits religious, social and cultural heritage through original documents and objects from the treasury of the Maribor archdiocese. Objects include pieces of ceremonial silverware and decorative bibles. On the walls of the hallways, you will find portraits of various bishops who were once at the mansion. In addition to the unique interior of the house, you will enjoy the serene manicured gardens around the mansion.
In the city of Maribor. About 2 hours from Slovenia's capital Ljubljana by train, bus or car.