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Review of Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle
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Ranked #9 of 180 things to do in Ljubljana
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Owner description: A mighty medieval fortress, a symbol of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is an interesting tourist point, the idyllic grounds for long strolls just a glance away from the lively city centre. The Ljubljana castle offers many cultural, historic and entertaining events throughout the year.
Toronto, Canada
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“beautiful views”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

the funicular ride up to the top was pleasant. the views from the top were beautiful, revealing the red tiled roofs of the city and the mountain tops in the distance. The museum itself was skippable.

Visited May 2014
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“For the both history and the views”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

I made the walk up to the castle. Tiring, but I enjoyed seeing the views as I went up and this culminated when I arrived at the viewing terrace. It's a great spot from which to enjoy a panoramic view of the capital. And if that isn't enough there is also the viewing tower.
As for the castle itself, there are places of interest such as a chapel and a museum, and you may also have a meal or shop for souvenirs during your visit.
What I also like is that the castle can be seen from most spots in the city, as it has been overlooking the capital for centuries.
If you're looking for a place that's full of history, this should be on your must-visit list.

Visited May 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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“This is not a REAL Castle...”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

....not in the sense that one usually thinks of a castle anyway. We took the funicular up to the castle at a cost of 8 Euros, and were hugely disappointed in the castle itself.

From the town it looks fantastic.....a very imposing structure, looking down on its citizens, but when you get there it is just the reconstructed walls. The interior is like a modern shopping center. There's a restaurant, bake shop, souvenir shops, what looks to be a convention center and a reception hall for weddings and other events....nothing castle like at all.

The view of the city is spectacular, especially at sunset, and the history of the former castle is interesting too, but don't expect a real old castle. There just isn't one. If you're short on time, skip this one completely, otherwise just go for the view.

Visited May 2014
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“Unique experience”
Reviewed May 23, 2014

"Time machine" guided tour at Ljubljana Castle is the best way to explore the history of the Ljubljana Castle and the city of Ljubljana in a condensed and very attractive form. Guided tours are available in Slovene and English. Probably one of the top tourist attractions in Ljubljana!

Visited May 2014
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“Decent views”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Take the Funicular (Euro 4 return) to the Castle and you will get some good views of the city; it costs Euro 8 to get the Funicular both ways and access the highest point in the lookout tower.

Visited May 2014
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