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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  • When you are in Ljubljana the castle is a must see. Enjoy the wonderful view over the city and to the Alps in the distance.  more »
  • There are two ways to get to the castle through the panoramic lift or on foot. The hotel kept very well and are being exploited the potential of the place. We did the tour inside and we even enjoyed the projection inside the Castle, the history of Ljubljana. Possibility to have a drink or even eat in the forecourt of the Castle.
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  • The Castle corona city and is visible from any point of the same. The ascent is relatively easy walk and the views above are worth. The Castle houses a cafeteria-restaurant as well as shops. It is a must-see in Ljubliana.
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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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