Ptujska Gora is situated on the top of the 342 m high hill with the panoramic vista to Dravsko polje and Haloze. The sight of the settlement is a gothic church - *basilica from the 15th century which original name vas 'Nova Štifta', today the church of the mantled Virgin Mary - the protector. The previous name of the settlement was Črna Gora or 'Black Hill (Monte negro) which was the name that stuck to the place since the Turkish invasions in the 15. Century.
* Basilica: distinguished church with the special rights of honour.