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Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
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 part of your Ljubljana vacation plans using our Ljubljana travel itinerary planner.
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  • Excellent tour when you visit this castle, where you will find a spectacular lake. Experience again.
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  • An interesting couple of hours for just €10, including ride via funicular. The castle dominates the main city square and is lit up at night. Looks stunning. The castle itself seems to have seen signif...  read more »
  • OMG I have never seen a restoration of a castle worse than this. Save your money (7,5 Euro - 10 with audio guide). Absolutely waste of money. 
  • We had a great day exploring Ljubljana Castle. The family price was fair for all that it included. Beautiful restoration of an amazing piece of history. Our kids loved it. Very well done and highly recommended. Oh and how did I not mention the view of the city and surrounding area!! Gorgeous!!
  • Nice place, good view of the town from above. 4 stars for everything about the castle being very succint and commercial. The slovenians dont seem to be proud of their heritage, but rather sell you expensive food and souvenirs. Tip: if you buy only the elevator ticket, you can still see the castle, the yard, shops, terraces. You would need the whole ticket for a 15 minutes movie they play in one on the rooms and for the tall viewing tower.
  • Decent view, worth the hike! Exhibitions were good and excellent value. Beer at the top was well priced.
  • This well preserved castle offers a bit of a history lesson and excellent views of Ljubljana. Lots of green spaces with trees inside where you can relax and enjoy a picnic.
  • Clean & beautiful place in Ljubljana. Nice place for photographers with an amazing view of the city. Lot of attraction and point of views are even free (not the tower though)!
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