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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. 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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  • Visiting this castle is a must-do in Ljubljana. Of the many castles we visited while interrailing this one was by far our favourite. The audioguide gave an excellent overview of the history of the... 
    Visiting this castle is a must-do in Ljubljana. Of the many castles we visited while interrailing this one was by far our favourite. The audioguide gave an excellent overview of the history of the...  more »
  • Two of us took 15 mins to walk up after a couple of drinks and a meal in the dark. So it is easy to do and of course offers lovely views. Make sure you have a picture at the top - also a good tip: go....  more
    Two of us took 15 mins to walk up after a couple of drinks and a meal in the dark. So it is easy to do and of course offers lovely views. Make sure you have a picture at the top - also a good tip: go....  more »
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  • Being located in the middle of the city, the castle is a very popular tourist attraction. It is therefore recommended to visit the castle as early as possible. Inside the castle multiple restaurants and several nice exhibitions can be found. Be aware that visiting the castle is free, but that all indoor exhibitions require a ticket. The castle and the surrounding paths give nice views over the city and it's worth to watch the sunset from the top of the hill! (Buying a Ljubljana Tourist Card gives free access to the castle, funicular, a lot of museums and the zoo in Ljubljana)
  • The old castle above Ljubljana from the middle ages. Nicely restored. Gives great panoramic view over the city of Ljubljana. Lots of cultural events there and a good permanent exhibitions. A nice 10 minutes walk to the hill or few minutes drive with a cart from the old city centre. A must see touristic sight of Ljubljana.

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