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Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Castle or Palace, Fort
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Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
+386 1 306 42 93
https://www.ljubljanskigrad.si/sl/obiscite-nas/
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If you want to steal a glimpse into Slovenia's past, be sure to visit Ljubljana Castle when in Ljubljana. Though historians can not accurately date the precise time of its construction, contemporary ... Read more
documents first make mention of it in the 12th century. By the 14th century, the castle had fallen under the control of the powerful House of Hapsburg, where it remained for several hundred years. The Hapsburg's destroyed and rebuilt Ljubljana Castle in the 15th century to provide it with stronger fortifications against a feared Ottoman attack. Now a museum, Ljubljana Castle offers exhibits detailing both the castle and the city's past.

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Beautifully preserved castle and historic museum with restaurant at top and amazing views of the city.

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Darlington, United Kingdom

Such a lovely hike up to the top with stunning views, you can go into the castle or you can just wander around and see the view of the city

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Berlin, Germany

Great to see a castle that has so much history--centuries of different layers instead of pretending that it's perfectly preserved (most that claim that are heavily renovated anyway). Not sure if it would be worth it to pay for entry though as there was a festival happening when I went and I went through most of the castle without a ticket. This may have been a fluke though. I really enjoyed myself but there's not much to see other than a unique castle.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Come here for a view of the city. There are several galleries inside. Worth the admission price.

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Calgary, Canada

Located high up on a hill, this medieval castle is great for learning more about the city's history and the best spot to watch the sunset over old town. There are interesting art galleries, a history exhibit, many lookout points, and a lovely restaurant. You can walk up to the castle along a stone path which takes about 15 minutes, or pay a small fee for the glass funicular.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Beautifully restored castle built up on the hill above Ljubljiana, it now houses some restaurants, an exhibit, a lookout area, and also a tower which you climb for a few Euros.

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Brisbane, Australia

Built ontop of a hill and overlooking the old town. It has an excellent view of the town and the river running through the center of Ljubljana. There are walking paths to reach the top, but if you aren't in the mood for hiking there are also railcars that will take you up the hill.

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Toronto, Ontario

A must see when in Ljubljana. The view from the top overlooking the city is just great.

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Borovnica, Slovenia

In the middle of the city center, but just enough away from him on a pedestal as a mighty medieval fortress. With its privileged location offers visitors stunning views over the surrounding area, as well as walk through the past and move away from the rush that the government everyday underneath.

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Nice castle with an even nicer view. The coffee in the yard offers the best deserts I have ever trired!

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Nairobi, Kenya

A grand old castle, with an even grander view of the lake and surrounding area. Worth the ruck up the mountain.

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London

The castle is super nice, and has lovely view of the town. A great way to start your visit of the city!

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New York City, New York State, USA
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This modest medieval castle built in 1144 is perfect for city views and picnics on a summer day. The castle is partially open to visitors as its remaining portion is dedicated to art performances, exhibitions and social functions. The structure itself is not impressive, but the views are worth the cable car climb.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Great views of Ljubjiana from the castle and a nice little history museum.

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Bangkok, Thailand

Well preserved with nice museum. There is a cafe on the castle ground.

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Turin, Italy

La sua sagoma domina la città da quasi un millennio: è il Castello di Lubiana, dalla cui Torre si gode un fantastico panorama su tutti i dintorni. Per salire prendete la funicolare che parte da Piazza Krekov, se non volete faticare lungo i diversi sentieri che partono dal centro. L'interno del Castello ospita anche un interessante museo dedicato alle marionette e un'esposizione sulla storia slovena, ma sono la struttura medievale e i dintorni verdeggianti il vero pezzo forte.

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Saint-Didier-en-Velay, France

Beaucoup d'endroit du château à visiter gratuitement. Avec une vue magnifique

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