Tuesday 12 September 2023

Ljubljana Castle, Slovenia

It is well worth making the steep hike through the atmospheric back streets of Ljubljana's old town up to the city's Castle, which is about 900 years old.  Unfortunately, you don't get a great view of the historic centre, but there are some sweeping vistas of the surrounding hills and mountains from the ramparts.  While much of the grounds are free to enter, you do have to pay to get into the museums and some of the more compelling parts of the castle. Surrounded by park land, Ljubljana Castle also houses a cafĂ© (Grajska kavarna), a nightclub (Jazz Club Ljublanski grad), a wine bar (Grajska vinoteka Strelec), (and two restaurants (Strelec and Gostilna na Gradu).