Ljubljana Castle is a castle complex in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Construction of the castle which is sat on a hill above Downtown Ljubljana was started in the 11th century. Since construction started the castle has been rebuilt and improved several times, most of the castle that stands today is from the 16th and 17th centuries. The castle is included in the city’s coat of arms. Its Archers Tower stands high above the other levels of the castle. The castle was built as a defensive structure but in recent centuries it has been used for multiple purposes, today it is a cultural venue.
You can walk to the castle from the city centre which will take 10-20 minutes, although this includes walking up steep paths. You can also get a funicular which runs every 10 minutes from Krekov trg Square.
Opening Times and Admission
You can visit and tour the castle on any day of the week between 10am-8pm in the winter months and 9am-9pm in the summer months. Tours cost 15 euros per person.