Ljubljanski Grad | Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle

(Ljubljanski Grad)
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    Cenker K.
    "Best city view from top of the tower, must buy ticket and climb!"(21 Tips)
    Thomas C.
    "The castle museum is fun and very informative on Slovenia's history."(3 Tips)
    Uroš Č.
    "The best place to learn about Slovenian history."(3 Tips)
    Alex K.
    "Amazing place to enjoy the city view"(3 Tips)
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  • Marek M.heart icon on user image
    Marek MacugaOctober 23, 2016
    Must if you are in town. Very nice place and view on Lubljan. The place is really well renewed! Also go see video about castle history it suprisingly fun!
  • Stergiosheart icon on user image
    StergiosAugust 27, 2014
    Pay ONLY 2,20€ for the elevator on the way up and just wander inside the citadel walls. Then just walk down one of the trails around the castle. Nice citadel though with nice cafés!
  • Se7enthAngel
    Se7enthAngelJanuary 3, 2018
    2 reach it, several small paths lead up frm old town, v took the path via the Studentovska pot. Ahem, a certain fitness level is required..pant..pant, or take the funicular next to the Puppet Theatre.
  • ReemO
    ReemOAugust 9, 2019
    This castle has been a distinctive symbol of the city for as many as 900 years. At first, it was a fort, then a regional governor, later on, a prison.
  • Marina B.
    Marina BuritySeptember 25, 2018
    Go up with the funicular and go down by foot along one of the paths available. It's a bit expensive to go inside, but you can walk around a little and have a nice view even if you don't pay
  • Laura T.heart icon on user image
    Laura TenodiAugust 26, 2014
    Great 360° view over the city. Small tour costs 3 eur for students which is great value for money since you get access to the tower, museum of slovenian history and virtual castle tour. Loved it! :)
  • Cenker K.
    Cenker KöseJune 23, 2016
    Best city view from top of the tower, must buy ticket and climb! Also you will learn a lot about the history of Slovenia in the museum. I can hardly stop my tears while reading about the World War II.
  • Kaitlin Y.heart icon on user image
    Kaitlin YapchaianJuly 16, 2019
    Great views for free from the balcony and surrounding paths. Ana Ros and husband have a hand in Gostilna Na Gradu (#25 on the map), a restaurant in the castle courtyard.
  • Laszlo V.heart icon on user image
    Laszlo VadOctober 18, 2018
    It's the best castle I visited so far. Get the app audio guide instead of the traditional one. It'll turn the whole castle into one big scavenger hunt. It's thoroughly awesome.
  • Carl G.heart icon on user image
    Carl GriffinJanuary 7, 2016
    Beautifully renovated. Great views from the castle tower. Excellent exhibits within the gothic chapel.
  • Annelie S.heart icon on user image
    Annelie SattlerOctober 4, 2014
    I don't really like castles but this one impressed me. It's a perfectly renovated Castle that combines fancy modernity with ancient elements. Very elegant! Great view and nice restaurants.
  • Vane V.heart icon on user image
    Vane VillamilJuly 15, 2020
    Fun funicular ride with great views of the city and well preserved shell of hill side castle
  • Aleksander H.heart icon on user image
    Aleksander HribovšekFebruary 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    St. George's Chapel is one of the oldest parts of Ljubljana Castle. It is decorated with 15th century frescoes and 1747 wall paintings of the coats of arms of provincial governors.
  • Nikola R.
    Nikola ROctober 7, 2014
    Great view of the city. Cute and of course touristy but worth a visit. Calligraphy bookmarks with your name/text are cool;)
  • Thomas C.heart icon on user image
    Thomas CraenenFebruary 20, 2016
    Amazing views on the city and the mountains. The castle museum is fun and very informative on Slovenia's history.
  • Nmheart icon on user image
    NmMarch 18, 2019
    Don’t miss the view at sunset !!
  • Zuzana J.heart icon on user image
    Zuzana JambrichovaNovember 26, 2016
    Best spot to see the city from, it's a must when you are in Ljubljana you have to walk there and visit.
  • ssk
    sskOctober 10, 2014
    the view from tower.. but u have to spend 6€ for that. the virtual tour is just 15min video dont go.
  • Achik
    AchikOctober 12, 2014
    Get the funicular ticket cost 8€ & entitle for viewing tower & slovenian history. Great view of the city from the tower
  • No More H.
    Highest point in the city with the best views. Tickets to the viewing point are 13€ and the funicular up to the castle is 2€.
  • Jeroen C.
    Jeroen CharlierJune 28, 2015
    Entrance fee of 7,50 euro for the tower is too much. Just spend 2,20 euro on the funicular for the way up, wander around and take one of the paths down to the center.
  • Svetaheart icon on user image
    SvetaMay 21, 2017
    Not too big, not too impressive, and is actually a mix of old and new architecture. Good location for picnic, bring some snacks and enjoy.
  • Abbie M.
    Abbie MatituOctober 24, 2018
    You can take the funicular if you don't like trekking but you'll miss the fun :) the view is amazing at the top 😍
  • Johnny K.heart icon on user image
    Johnny Koutiolas3 weeks ago
    The city's absolute must visit. Great view of the city. It's worth to walk up, just skip leg day at gym 😅.
  • Slovenia I.
    Slovenia In Your PocketNovember 17, 2010
    Perched on top of Castle Hill and dominating the city skyline to the south, Ljubljana’s magnificent castle is one of the city's main attractions. Read more
  • ssk
    sskOctober 10, 2014
    there is lot to walk and too steep. you can try the tram sort of facility. 8euro for tram + castle tower and virtual tour.
  • Yana L.heart icon on user image
    Yana LukashevichDecember 3, 2014
    Great interactive exhibition and guided tours. Wait for the sunset at the top of the tower - it's amazing!
  • Šimon D.heart icon on user image
    Šimon DemočkoOctober 27, 2015
    You get a view over Ljubljana and the mountains and you don't even have to walk up too much. Perfect for romantic walks
  • Two Boots a.heart icon on user image
    Two Boots and a FarwaAugust 25, 2017
    Must-visit if it's your first time. The view from the too is gorgeous and the castle itself is nice.
  • Uroš Č.heart icon on user image
    Uroš ČrnigojDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best place to learn about Slovenian history. Afterwards you can relax and enjoy the view.
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BeraudAugust 9, 2017
    I loved the story of the castle and the view all over the city. There are many museum inside
  • Lars B.heart icon on user image
    Lars BullNovember 5, 2015
    Quite a walk to get there but worth every step. Magnificent view of the city and the alps in the distance.
  • Nicodemus B.heart icon on user image
    Nicodemus BoffinFebruary 7, 2019
    Slovenia, Slovakia, Penn's Sylvania, Three-toed sloths, and Paul Simon's song, "Slip-Sliding Away." There's something special for everyone with the letters, "S" & "L."
  • Mar T.heart icon on user image
    Mar ThoJuly 9, 2018
    Generally it's okay, but except of the viewing tower not that special. There are many ways closed and the nice parts of the castle are not accessible.
  • Ljubljanski grad
    Ljubljanski gradSeptember 16, 2014
    Don't miss tomorrow's opening concert of Sounds of classics cycle with soprano Theresa Plut and pianist Giacomo Battarino. Read more
  • Mojca Z.heart icon on user image
    Mojca ZajcOctober 26, 2014
    Very good for children, as you can have a coffee in peace when the little ones run around!
  • Ales P.
    Ales PMarch 12, 2012
    Great view of the city, a restaurant, and there's usually something going on - a must see when visiting Ljubljana.
  • Igor B.heart icon on user image
    Igor BogdanovskiMarch 24, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    A must visit in Ljubljana for obvious reasons 😊
  • Sally L.heart icon on user image
    Sally LiSeptember 1, 2017
    There's a nice view of the city from the viewing tower but other than that, it was nothing special. Very difficult to navigate
  • Francis K.
    Francis KinderAugust 24, 2018
    Yeah, it isn't that special. For the best views, you have to pay for the tower visit.
  • EjKArtica
    EjKArticaSeptember 12, 2012
    36% off guided tour of castle (by appointment) including the funicular railway / www.EJKArtica.si/popusti
  • Olcay Y.heart icon on user image
    Olcay YücelJuly 17, 2017
    Everybody will die one day... There isn't historical objects enough in the castle
  • Marta G.
    Free wifi around the bar inside the castle. You can also visit many parts of the castle for free including some of the towers.
  • Jernejheart icon on user image
    JernejFebruary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice view of the city, viewing tower entrance fee at 6€ is a bit harsh.
  • Christine L.heart icon on user image
    Christine LMarch 20, 2018
    Underwhelming for the €7.50 price. It seems you can roam the premises w/o a ticket though. But you’ll need one to climb the tower.
  • SmS K.heart icon on user image
    SmS KJanuary 1, 2020
    A good view of the city can be seen here 😉
  • Елена Л.heart icon on user image
    It is nice place for curious walking and amazing top view at Ljubljana town
  • Radan T.heart icon on user image
    Radan TuhyJuly 28, 2017
    Very nice castle. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Jure K.
    Jure KastelicAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Summer Movies under the stars festival is magic and has good repertoire selection.
  • Maja S.
    Maja StojanoskaAugust 15, 2013
    Ljubljana castle, stars and great movie..splendid!
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