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Grad(The Castle) - Vetrinjska ulica(Vetrinjska street) - Glavni trg(Main square) - Koroska cesta(Koroska street) - Strossmayereva ulica(Strossmayerjeva street) - Oroznova ulica(Oroznova street) - Slomskov trg(Slomsek square) - Gosposka ulica(Gosposka street) - Slovenska ulica(Slovenska street)

Koroska streetKoroska street

In a westerly direction, Glavni trg leads to Koroska cesta (Koroska Street), which takes its name from the region Koroska (Carinthia). The present Mestna restavracija ("The Town Restaurant"), number 13, replaced the pub of Miklavz Strazil. In 1814, Karadjordje, the leader of the first Serbian revolt, had lodged there. Adjacent to it, at number 5, was the shop (1871) that printed the journal "Slovenski narod" ( "The Slovene Nation"). After several ups and downs, it was bought in 1885 by the Catholic Printing Society and renamed Tiskarna sv. Cirila (The Printing House of St. Cyril)". Two journals were printed there: the "Slovenski gospodar" ("The Slovene Farmer") and "Straza" ("The Guard"). In the sixteenth century, the house opposite it (number 12) was the family home of the town judge Kristof Wildenrainer. In 1532, he sucessfully defended the town against the mighty Turkish army. At either end of the street, in front of Vodnikov trg (Vodnik Square) are houses with street numbers 26 and 21. The first bears a stone tablet: above two facing lions is the head of Pafomet, and then above that is an eagle with a chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece, inscribed 1552. Number 21 has a stone tablet bearing the same year and the coat of arms of Maribor. They both had been taken from the gloomy former Gospejna (or Koroska) town entrance gate, through which one passed in or out of the town. The gate was taken down in 1829.