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Brdo Castle, Kranj

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Brdo Castle near Kranj is an estate and a mansion in the Slovenian region of Upper Carniola west of the village of Predoslje northwest of Ljubljana. It is the Slovenian Government's main venue for diplomatic meetings and other Government-sponsored events.
The present mansion was built in 1510 by Carniolan nobleman Georg (Jurij) Egkh, general administrator of Habsburg private estates in the Duchy of Carniola. It was initially built in the Renaissance style, but has been frequently renovated since. In the 18th century, it was bought by Michelangelo Zois, father of the Carniolan Enlightenment patron of the arts and natural scientist Žiga Zois. In the 19th century, it changed hands several times, with its interior being completely renovated. In the first decades of the 20th century it fell into decay until it was bought by Prince Paul of Yugoslavia in 1935. Prince Paul transformed Brdo from an eclectic and biedermeier provincial mansion into a refined summer royal residence. Between 1935 and 1941, several prominent individuals stayed as guests at Brdo, including Edward VIII of the United Kingdom. Put Brdo Castle into our Kranj road trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kranj.
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  • Peaceful walk around, beautiful nature, objects for state protocol use nearby. Worth seeing. Forget rental electric karts, they are way overpriced. You can do it all on foot. 
    Peaceful walk around, beautiful nature, objects for state protocol use nearby. Worth seeing. Forget rental electric karts, they are way overpriced. You can do it all on foot.  more »
  • The setting of a 2001 US-Russia summit between George W Bush and Vladimir Putin is sure to be on center stage during Slovenia’s turn at the EU presidency. Our admission was half price during covid... 
    The setting of a 2001 US-Russia summit between George W Bush and Vladimir Putin is sure to be on center stage during Slovenia’s turn at the EU presidency. Our admission was half price during covid...  more »
  • Nice relaxing walk through the park. After that coffee and toast at the bar with very nice staff. We will visit again for sure. 
    Nice relaxing walk through the park. After that coffee and toast at the bar with very nice staff. We will visit again for sure.  more »
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  • Lovely nature (lake, swans, infofmational boards) and piece. You can play golf, walk around and enjoy seeing Lipizaner horses. Never to crowded.
  • Great place for short visit or spending whole day in the nature. Beautiful park, historical place. Entrance is charged. Parking is free for visitors without time limitations in this period of the year.
  • Amazing quiet place. Pity that I only dropped in for a short stroll.
  • a beautifully landscaped park that offers extensive walking paths, views of the Alps, water bodies, and a gold course. the park is especially beautiful during the autumn.
  • Nice big park. Single entrance was 5 euro. If you are going there as a tourist attraction I would probably recommend the late spring or summer season. In the beginning of March there wasn't really much to look at.

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