Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana

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Board the almost fully transparent cabin of Ljubljana Castle and take a short trip from Krek Square to the outer walls of Ljubljana Castle while enjoying a bird-eye's view of the city. This is the easiest and fastest way to reach the castle--the entire trip lasts 60 seconds. Notice how the remains of the city walls have been assimilated into the upper station. Pass through the Lapidarium and use the stairways and a small elevator to reach the castle's inner courtyard, or walk down back to the city. Make Ljubljana Castle a centerpiece of your Ljubljana vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ljubljana online route planner.
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  • I went there with my family. We actually came to the top really fast and sadly had to depart soon after. At the top there are wonderful views of Ljublana and I recommend going there every day to...  more »
  • Good view point, with Ljubljana panorama. In the castle you can find nice cafeteria with ranges of local wines and beers.  more »
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  • Probably the main attraction of Ljubljana, the castle sits on a hill overlooking the city. The easiest way to access the castle is by the funicular, and the cost of the ticket covers all the different museums in the castle, so it's highly recommended to go that route if you prefer a no fuss visit. We visited in December 2019. The castle ground is huge and you can take hours exploring it, with a good view of the surrounding city too. With it being a main attraction, it's always crowded so it's good if you can allocate at least half a day to the place. And start early. Loved the history of it and definitely the #1 attraction in Ljubljana.
  • This castle doesn't look like much from the outside but it is definitely worth the trip. The best way I could describe it is that the castle is built on top of a cave. Stair leading to the lower levels reveal an art gallery, a jazz lounge (which I'm assuming as amazing accoustics). The view from the castle to the surrounding area is beautiful. I'm sure it's even prettier in the summer. The courtyard would be a beautiful place for a summer wedding. There is a tram you can take up to the castle, which I would definitely recommend. The walk up to the castle is steep and not something I would recommend unless you are looking for a workout.

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