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Ljubljana Castle


Ljubljana Castle

When people visit Ljubljana, they should not miss the main attraction of our capital city – Ljubljana Castle. The Castle is located on the hill, near the center of the city. It rises above the busiest part of Ljubljana. From the top of the hill, where the castle is, there are spectacular views. From there, visitors can see almost the whole city with the Alps in the background if the weather is clear.

Ljubljana Castle was built in medieval times on the Castle Hill (Grajski grič) upon the old part of the city. The area where the castle is situated has been settled since 1200 BC. Ljubljana Castle remains the main symbol of the city. The Castle can be seen on many postcards and other souveniers of Ljubljana. The castle in Ljubljana is a popular tourist attraction with a lot of history and events to offer. It has a central location and is reachable by foot. From the top, the tourists can feel the energy and vividness of the nearby city center.

The castle is also a place where a lot of historic, cultural, artistic and entertaining events take place. The events happen throughout the year and attract visitors from all over the world. Visitors can reach Ljubljana Castle by foot if they know the way, or by riding the funicular. There are also guides available and different types of guided tours. The tours mainly include a guided tour of the Castle, a visit to the Viewing tower, Palatium, Wedding Halls, Artesian well and the Virtual Castle, where visitors can learn about history of the castle and the city and much more. Guided tours are usually one hour long.