Ljubljanski Grad, Ljubljana

3.7
Walk the steep climb or take a funicular to reach Ljubljanski Grad on the top of the hill, offering panoramic views of the Old Town. Visible from every corner of the city, the castle was built in the middle of the 15th century and served as a military hospital and arsenal in the 17th and 18th centuries. Walk over the remains of the fortifications turned into a promenade and join a guided tour, where costumed characters representing different historical periods will take you back to the time of wars, Ottoman invasions, and Habsburg rulers. The castle houses restaurants serving traditional Slovene food, and hosts art exhibitions, concerts, theatre shows and an open-air cinema. Shop for traditional handcraft at the gallery by the entrance. Add Ljubljanski Grad and other attractions to your Ljubljana trip itinerary using our Ljubljana trip itinerary tool .
Create an itinerary including Ljubljanski Grad
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Ljubljanski Grad Tours
Ljubljanski Grad Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
5,903 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Ljubljanski Grad is organized as a good tourist machine. It is not bad for a first visit in Ljubljana or for all curious people who want to visit an exhibition or two. Other visitors can choose one of...  more »
  • The castle is located on the hill in Ljubljana's Old town, and you can see the inside when you pay the entrance fee. The night is also lit up.
    View original
Google
  • Nice surrounds. Castle is a real landmark. At 7.5 euros, did not pay to enter. City has great wealth of free walks, a city centre free from cars, and is very picturesque. Highly recommended. Views from castle hill amazing.
  • Rode up in the funicular railway and had a great meal in one of the restaurants. We have visited the castle before and enjoyed the tour. Well worth a visit. A very steep walk up and down if you don't use the railway!
Places to stay near Ljubljanski Grad

Plan your trip to Ljubljana

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Ljubljana

View all >
4.8
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Ljubljana

4.7
Duration: 5​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 5​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Ljubljana

4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.9
Duration: 3​h

Museums in Ljubljana

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Ljubljana

View all >
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Ljubljana

4.8
Duration: 6​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 3​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min