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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  • Ljubljana Castle is on the top of a hill and there is a beautiful view of the city. Access to the castle can be by the funicular. The ticket to the funicular with the right to visit the castle costs 13 euros per person. The funicular is very modern and safe. It's all glazed, but the path is short and if the person wavering, nor does it make pictures. The visit to the castle is well organized and there are several spaces for visitation. It was worth the ride, but I disagree with the reviews that characterize the castle as being «Fairytale»...
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  • This castle has been remodeled so it is a modern rendition. The information provided gives a great history but what you see is obviously updated. The view from the tower is fabulous.  more »
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  • Liked it, nicely preserved castle with some good stories. Gives a good insight into Slovenian history. There was a nice exhibition on Slovenian castles, which is a good way to find more castles and ruins that you can visit in Slovenia (if you're into that). View over Ljubljana is fantastic. Bit crowded and not a big fan of the audio-guides.
  • A must see. The cable car is merely a nice gimmick, but it also gives you entrance to the castle "for free", so do take it. From the tower with it's confusing but genius double helix stairs you'll have an amazing view over the city and the land surrounding it. As with most cities, this is probably best enjoyed at sunset. There's a lot you can learn about Ljubljana history, and a restaurant if you're hungry.
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