Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana Castle
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  • Explore207226
    London, United Kingdom78 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely views on Castle Hill
    We decided to walk up to the castle and spend some time in the grounds. There are plenty of view points at the top and benches to sit and relax. We also went to a viewing point inside the castle grounds which was free to access. You can also spend time at the cafe which is at the top and can be accessed
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Phil W
    Aspley Guise, United Kingdom227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    After reading reviews we decided to only buy the funicular ticket to get to the castle. Very cheap. Not convinced the cost of the other parts of the castle are worth it. Great views and a lovely walk back down.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Edmond L
    Singapore, Singapore345 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Escape Castle!
    Came here with my wife and 7 year old. We did the escape castle activity and it was amazing. You are given a set of instructions to run/walk around the castle finding clues to solve the mystery. Great activity for kids. Some of the puzzles can be quite challenging. We managed to crack it at the end. But it definitely took longer than expected.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • I W
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    A lot of the castle is free. We arrived mid afternoon on a wednesday, had a meal and then headed up to the castle as the sun was setting. Fantastic views, and a lot of it was free and really interesting. We saw so much that we didn't feel that we needed to return the following day.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,097 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok at best but nice views
    Compared to so many castles in Europe this would come across as average at best. Main part of fort/castle is free and that is just so so would go out of my way to see, if you add the views overlooking Ljubljana into equation then mane worth the visit. I would say if you are in Ljubljana for more than a few days then go and see and explore, if only a day or two then give it a miss, not a must see or do attraction.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 August 2023
  • elpndj
    Lakeway, Texas199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Castle Serves as an Entertainment Venue
    The castle in Ljubljana is a beautiful jewel in the crown of a lovely city, but don’t expect a tone of history when visiting the castle. The city seems to have turned it into a venue rather than a historical attraction. That said, it offers beautiful views of the city, outstanding restaurants and hosts various events. We enjoyed dinner there and took in a show at the jazz club that is part of the castle complex. The jazz club was very cool, and we thoroughly enjoyed a tribute to Bob Dylan.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic castle overlooking the city
    We visited the castle courtyard as the ending point of our tour of the city, followed by some time looking around on our own. We accessed the castle via the funicular, which was a quick ride but required a wait in line of about half an hour on a Saturday afternoon (no line for the ride back down). You can also access the castle via a hiking trail. Our favorite part of the castle was the tower, which you can climb via a set of wide spiral stairs, which has nice views over the castle courtyard below as well as out over Ljubljana and the river. All of this was accessible for free; we didn't pay extra for admission to the castle museum.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Jo P
    Brough, United Kingdom596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern Castle with City Views
    A modern rebuild of a castle. You can actually walk around most of the ground floor for free but need to pay to access some of the castle and tower. The tower has great views over the whole city. Wasn't too busy on a weekend in June
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Ruth J
    London, United Kingdom167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful views looking over the city
    A fantastically renovated castle that can be reached by the funicular railway but it is much more fun to walk up the steep windy path from the town. Although you can pay for a ticket, much of the castle can be accessed without eg viewing point, courtyard, shop, restaurant and Pentagon Tower. Don't miss the tower which has a stunning sound exhibition.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Eugenie
    Romsey, United Kingdom3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Castle and Cafe, shame about one incident
    The Castel and its design are fantastic, it was good to see all the different mixtures of materials used through out and learn about the history of the castle and the city. Unfortunately our visit was made a little sour by a rude member of staff who didn’t have any customer service skills and should perhaps think ‘if it really matters’ before approaching visitors! This experience need not of happened and perhaps in future they will think twice about how they speak to the guests visiting. Shame. Other than that I hugely recommend visiting the Castel and café for great coffee and florentines!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
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Darija P
Zagreb, Croatia119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 13 June 2020
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Phillip P
Cardiff, UK122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 28 January 2020
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Piero C
Annapolis, MD632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 23 October 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 8 November 2021
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AnnaBelle1184
Perth, Australia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Loved the combination of old and new architecture. The castle and surrounding park provide great views of the city in all directions. Also highly recommend the restaurant, Strelec, the 5 course menu is the best meal we had in Ljubljana, even though every meal we've had here has been great.
Written 10 January 2020
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Karmen
Ljubljana, Slovenia149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 14 June 2020
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Cogitoergosum222
Slavonia, Croatia171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited Ljubljana Castle with a city tourist bus, which included a visit to the castle. The bus stayed there for about ten minutes, which was enough for us to look at the castle and enjoy the view of the city. The castle itself is not comparable to those in Prague and Budapest, but if you are in Ljubljana, it is worth a visit.
Written 23 February 2020
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Maria K.
Ljubljana, Slovenia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 18 January 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 24 January 2022
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 1 February 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 30 July 2021
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Tamara M
Kragujevac, Serbia67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Firstly, Ljubljana is a small city, even though is a capital, so you won't need a lot of time to see almost everything on foot. Besides those charming little streets filed with many architecture styles buildings the only place where you can be more than one hour. After going uphill, hard breathing, higher hearth rate, you are on top. The sight is amazeing, river has some fine color mixture of blue and green, so intensive. After paying tickets you are entering whole new kingdom. I was amazed by mixture of glass and brick, architecture is on point. Natural shapes are used like galery, so intesively, letting us just to be assured that downtown has nothing better to offer. Remarkable
Written 22 February 2020
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WellTravelledCdns
Mississauga, Canada60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 21 June 2022
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