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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.
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  • 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.  more »
  • Great venue for sunday hike. Entrance is 3€ but you get 2€ bonus for coffee shop.
  • I attended a conference here in Brdo pri Kranju and I was absolutely amazed by the beauty of the park and the conference indoor area as well. Really beautiful place to have any social event 💯💯💯

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