Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana

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Walk the steep climb or take a funicular to reach Ljubljana Castle on the top of the hill, offering panoramic views of the Old Town. Visible from every corner of the city, the castle was built in the middle of the 15th century and served as a military hospital and arsenal in the 17th and 18th centuries. Walk over the remains of the fortifications turned into a promenade and join a guided tour, where costumed characters representing different historical periods will take you back to the time of wars, Ottoman invasions, and Habsburg rulers. The castle houses restaurants serving traditional Slovene food, and hosts art exhibitions, concerts, theatre shows and an open-air cinema. Shop for traditional handcraft at the gallery by the entrance. Make Ljubljana Castle a centerpiece of your Ljubljana vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ljubljana online route planner.
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  • We also decided to do the escape puzzle game for a couple of extra Euros, it was well worth it! It made the castle fun to explore and ensured we visited all the corners when searching for clues... 
    We also decided to do the escape puzzle game for a couple of extra Euros, it was well worth it! It made the castle fun to explore and ensured we visited all the corners when searching for clues...  more »
  • We visited mid-day in late April and a lot of the rooms were closed. The most interesting part of the was the ride on the funicular up/down. Nice view over Ljubljana. 
    We visited mid-day in late April and a lot of the rooms were closed. The most interesting part of the was the ride on the funicular up/down. Nice view over Ljubljana.  more »
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  • The old castle above Ljubljana from the middle ages. Nicely restored. Gives great panoramic view over the city of Ljubljana. Lots of cultural events there and a good permanent exhibitions. A nice 10 minutes walk to the hill or few minutes drive with a cart from the old city centre. A must see touristic sight of Ljubljana.
  • We have visited many castles around Europe but there were excellent audio guides available for a small fee. Also a number of other well laid out and presented displays. The view was fabulous on the day we went. I am sure there will be lifts etc. for less able visitors but they were not obvious. A lot of spiral stairs but worth the effort. The combined castle and funicular was good value.

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