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. Add Ljubljana Castle and other attractions to your Ljubljana trip itinerary using our Ljubljana trip itinerary tool .
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  • We visited the Castle and I must say I was surprised, clean and well maintained, breathtaking view from the observation tower, and path designed to perfection in order to visit it constructively but without losing anything
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  • I took the funicular up to visit the castle, with an inclusive ticket. Wonderful views, and I climbed to the top of the tower! It is a really interesting visit, and gives you a brilliant aerial view o...  more »
  • Although there is the funicular. There's a nice climb, but with a slight mist and the Christmas lighting the path takes on a magical air. The entrance to the castle is free, however there is also the case for tickets to visit the various museums (with single tickets or cumulative). Inside a bar, two restaurants, three museums. Then the yard and the walls are accessible free of charge as well as the Chapel and the prisons. Absurd the pay toilet. Some very nice things, other heavily restored. The museums we visited, but it's the climb
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  • Very nice place to walk around as most places at the castle can be viewed for free. I would recommend you to go up the tower too (even though there's a fee) since you get a very nice view of the city and surroundings! :)
  • Beautiful views of Ljubljana from the the grounds of the Castle. You can walk up or pay couple of euros to take the Funicular but definitely walk down to enjoy the view from various angles. Not a bad clime down at all. If you want to get into the museum or the viewing area on top of the tower you have to buy a ticket, which I believe it is around 7 euros each with a discount for seniors and students. Otherwise there are plenty to see without having to pay. There is also a cafe up there.
  • Worth a visit. Take the walkway up the hill for a nice walk. It's not necessary to buy a ticket to walk within the walls.
  • Great place to start a day in Ljubljana. Easy access by either walking or funicular. Great views of the city with the mountains in the background
  • Ljubljana Castle is not the most beautiful castle, but is in a lovely setting above the city. It is a short but steep walk (or take the funicular), with views over the city and beyond. There is an excellent restaurant and cafe and a gift shop. You can go down and see the foundations in the rocks. There is a film show about the history of the city and the castle.

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Where to stay in Ljubljana

One of Europe's smaller capitals, Ljubljana offers fairly limited sleeping options, with most of its three- and four-star hotel rooms concentrated in and around the expensive city center. Travelers on a limited budget can explore the city's hostels, which offer small rooms with access to shared restrooms and common dining areas. If you need more privacy and space, rent an apartment on the outskirts of town, or check into one of the family-run guesthouses near the city's international airport.
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