Slovenska Bistrica is old Slovenian town and a municipality centre. The settlement got a city rights in the 14th century. It is situated on the touch of Pohorje Mountain and Dravinjske gorice (vineyard area) and the crossroads of Celje, Maribor and Ptuj. Previous settlement on this place vas a Roman Civitas Nagotiana. The sight of the town is a castle with the museum collections.