The Ljubljana Castle

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The Ljubljana Castle
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Piero C
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina459 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
If you choose to visit the castle without a ticket to one of these exhibitions, you will have had a nice walk or ride, and an expansive view over the city. There’s an excellent restaurant on top, and jazz concerts at night. But you won’t see much else unless you plunk down for one of these pricey shows, which is silly when so many castles in the area are free or nearly so.
Written October 23, 2021
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Dear pierronzollo, we are glad that you liked the Castle and would like to thank you for your review. Prices are 10€ for entire Castle (museums, galleries and the tower). There are also reductions for students, pensioners and groups of 15 people or more. Kids up to the age of 7 have free entrance. Best regards from Ljubljana, Janez (PR Assistant)
Written November 8, 2021
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Maria K.
Ljubljana, Slovenia20 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Historic place at 400m above sea level. The fortress offers a beautiful view of the city. The 12e ticket includes visits to museums, a return trip by cable car and an audio guide. It takes up to 2 hours to tour. Inside the fortress there is a toilet free, restaurant.
Written January 18, 2022
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Dear mariak67071, thank you very much for your review. We are really happy to hear that you liked our castle. Best regards from Ljubljana, Janez (PR Assistant)
Written January 24, 2022
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WellTravelledCdns
Mississauga, Canada57 contributions
Jun 2022
An audio tour is a must if you want to understand and appreciate all that is part of Ljubljana Castle – its history and folklore is impressive. (Be sure to buy the right ticket for the tour and also access to some of the buildings). The buildings have been beautifully restored. The view is lovely but the Skyscraper has a better view. I give credit to the Mayor who had the vision to buy the castle and restore it, turning it into this multi-use tourist (and local) attraction. We need more mayor’s like him who think about the future. A word of warning and a friendly hint – you have to pay for the main bathroom (upon arrival with the cable car); but there is a free bathroom downstairs near audio tour stops 7 and 8 …. Personally, I find it outrageous that when you pay for admission to a museum/castle that you need to pay for the bathroom (or use one of the restaurants to use a bathroom); the girl in the gift shop said “we like our money,” when I asked about the bathroom at stop 7/8 she said “yes we have some hidden free ones”. Really!!
Written June 21, 2022
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Jellybeans
50 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Slovenian ppl says Ljubljana is a safer place to walk around any time of the day. Yes, it was true that from very early in the morning such as 5am, before sun gets rise, ppl are already on the way to work or traffic are already started busy. I guess ppl that living in Ljubljana are quite early birds. If u still not convinced to walk in the dark alone u can walk when the sun arisen and walk around the city, the city is not so crazy busy before the shops are opening, that time is the best time to visit the city alone. That time ppl that outside is usually busy doing things for themselves and hardly pay attention to you. Only you hear some pick pocket happens when there’s more tourists around during the afternoons.
Written February 1, 2020
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dori_lukey
Singapore, Singapore651 contributions
Dec 2019
Probably the main attraction of Ljubljana, the castle sits on a hill overlooking the city. The easiest way to access the castle is by the funicular, and the cost of the ticket covers all the different museums in the castle, so it's highly recommended to go that route if you prefer a no fuss visit.

We visited in December 2019. The castle ground is huge and you can take hours exploring it, with a good view of the surrounding city too. With it being a main attraction, it's always crowded so it's good if you can allocate at least half a day to the place. And start early.

Loved the history of it and definitely the #1 attraction in Ljubljana.
Written January 19, 2020
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,339 contributions
Mar 2020
My main reason for visiting Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia was to tick it off my " List of countries to visit". Although I did some research on the place more particularly on its Old Town but I went there with no expectations. My mind was therefore open to explore the city. And look where it brought me.

Perched on top of Castle Hill and dominating the city skyline to the south, Ljubljana’s magnificent castle stands on the site of several former defensive buildings in a hilly area of land stretching away to the south of the old town.

A moderate hike or you can take the elevator up.Entrance is free, however, if you want to climb up to the tower with its amazing town and alpine views, you'll have to part with 5 Euros (3 for students) which also entitles you to watch a sweet 3-D movie.
Written February 1, 2021
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Dear betty l, thank you so much for your review. We are really glad that you liked our beautiful castle so much... Hope you come back soon :) Best regards, Janez (PR assistant)
Written July 30, 2021
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Darija P
Zagreb, Croatia114 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
The Ljubljana Castle is beautiful.You can get a castle (incl.all exibits)and funicular ride ticket for the price of 13€per person.I do recommend it as a sightseeing spot.You can also have audio guide or a guided tour(which changes the price of the ticket).It took me and my husband about 2 hours to see everything.The viewing tower is a must see.There you can see the whole city in its beauty.
Written June 13, 2020
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Max S
London, UK162 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of the main attractions in Ljubljana. You can get up there by taking a funicular (4 EUR return) or via several walking paths that are, of course, free of charge. To get into the castle you need to pay 10 EUR (quite reasonable admission fee). We visited on Prešeren Day (8 February), the Slovene Cultural Day, so the entrance was free and we only paid for the funicular.

Once up there, you can admire some spectacular views over the city and the surrounding areas, including the Julian Alps.

Wander around.. explore numerous storerooms and cellars, climb up the towers or visit an exhibition - you will find there is a lot to do. I think you can even sample some Slovenian wines! If hungry, grab a bite at a café or have a more sophisticated meal in the Strelec restaurant, located in one of the towers.

Definitely worth a visit, even if only for the views!
Written February 23, 2020
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Karmen
Ljubljana, Slovenia41 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Is free except the tower but its so beautiful. You can go just for a walk with friends, maybe on some gallery show because they have every month diffrent stuff to see. And is the only castle in Ljubljama city so its a must to see if you werent on it. The view is absolutly amazing.
Written June 14, 2020
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Phillip P
Cardiff, UK135 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My wife and I walked up to the castle which took about 20 minutes.
You can take the cable car which is €2 each way per person but I'm scared of heights and could not bring myself to do it.
It is surprising on how much is in the castle from weapons that were used in those days, penitentiary with history guide in various languages, wine tasting and an expensive looking restaurant.
It is the best way to see the view of the city but it is not a pretty view.
The walk to the castle is worth it though.
Written January 28, 2020
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