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All you need to know about Ljubljana’s castle

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Ljubljana Castle is a castle located in the heart of the Slovenian capital. It is possible to visit the castle, which is located on the heights of the city. To get there, you have to take one of the many streets that lead to this historical monument.

The cost of admission is relatively modest and allows visitors to discover the various rooms of the castle and its history. With Ljubljana and its castle, it is an unknown European city that opens up to you.


Ljubljana Castle is an ideal place to visit with family and friends. If you are looking for a place full of history and culture, then this is the place for you!

Ljubljana Castle is a Slovenian historical monument located on the heights of the country’s capital. A place full of history and culture, to be discovered by the whole family.

The rooms of the Ljubljana Castle house the exhibition “History of Slovenia”, the Puppet Museum. There is an installation and several historical spaces, including St. George’s Chapel, the Penitentiary Center and the Virtual Castle.

There are also two restaurants on site. These are the :

  • Gostilna na gradu
  • Strelec

A small cafeteria, the Grajska kavarna, as well as an excellent wine bar, the Grajska vinoteka & Hram Strelec, allow you to rest and have a drink in the heights of the Slovenian capital.

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Want to find out more about the capital’s culinary and social culture? Check out our two articles on the best restaurants in Ljubljana and the best barsin the Slovenian capital!


The castle is open to the public. On top of a hill, it can be visited on foot. On the other hand, a funicular allows you to go up and down. The funicular ride is very short but it offers a magnificent view of this European city.

Perfect for those who like to see the sights and take photographs. The funicular to the castle in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is open every day of the week, making it easy to arrange a visit to the most beautiful building in the Slovenian capital.


The observation tower of Ljubljana Castle offers one of the most beautiful views of the capital and its surroundings… perhaps even the most beautiful.

The tower is located on the site of the former Whistler’s Tower, which was destroyed in 1813 during the French occupation.

Later on, this same tower will be erected, in which a guard will live every day, in order to warn in case of possible attack. Perfect for taking pictures of the whole panorama.


To visit the castle, simply go to the “Circus” bus station or to the Slovenian Railways Central Station. From there, there is a direct bus that will take you to the castle.

Entrance to the castle costs about 12 euros for adults and there are discounts for students and seniors. There are also audio guides available at the castle entrance.

Ljubljana Castle is a beautiful place and full of history. If you are looking for an interesting place to visit, don’t hesitate to go there! It is the main monument of this beautiful European city.


The capital of Slovenia is a very pleasant city, but it is not on the list of the most visited cities in Europe. For a great view, the possibility to take great pictures, we recommend this trip.

A private visit to the castle can even be arranged. A real journey through the centuries. An excursion that you can complement with a visit to a museum (or even more).

For more information, don’t hesitate to visit TripAdvisor. You can find tours and people recounting their recent experience in and around Ljubljana Castle.


Looking for a hotel for your stay in Slovenia? In a specially dedicated article on the best hotels in Ljubljana, we list 10 quality establishments, at the best price, for an unforgettable stay in the heart of the Slovenian capital.

Do you have a question? Do not hesitate to contact us. We are at your service and will be happy to guide and advise you.