On top of the land that rises above this area is the Podčetrtek Castle, which was first mentioned in the archives in the 12th century. The castle you see today was the product of the renovations set in motion by the Counts of Attems in the 18th century, who remained in possession of the castle until the end of the Second World War.
The laws of the market place reclaimed the area in the 15th century, and from then on every Thursday saw the usage of the space for both trade and court transactions. Thus the town was named Podčetrtek (literally “Under Thursday”) due to this constant schedule.
Near the castle there extends a forest reserve of Linden and Black Beech trees. Below the castle hill near a small brook stands the parish church of Saint Lovrenc and also on a small hill above the street leading from Početrtek to Olimia stands the church of the Virgin Mary on Pesek.
Today’s function of the center of the settlement reflects needs of the community with a large number of trade transactions, a primary school and kindergarten, a health center, a post office and a bank. The fire hall and the cultural center often play host to many events and parties.
It is in the immediate vicinity of Podčetrtek that one can find Terme Olimia.