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Betnava Manor was first mentioned in 1319 as a manor of small knightly family Betnavski (Witennaw). Today, the Baroque Manor Betnava has been declared a cultural monument of national importance.
The manor was a home of different families. From 1587 - 1660 Herbestein family, from 1728 - 1863 Brandis counts, then it became the property of Lavant (later Maribor) diocese. Today, the manor is owned and managed by the Catholic Church which changed it into museum.
The museum is open for visitors and presents a permanent exhibition of religious, social and cultural heritage of the Maribor archdiocese. The museum's collection of original documents and objects from the treasury of Maribor archdiocese shows the rich cultural heritage of almost 800 years long history of the Diocese of Lavant, today called Archdiocese of Maribor.
Museum of the Archdiocese of Maribor presents an important part of Slovenian history. Stopping there will give you a better look to Slovene culture.