Ljubljana Castle and Tivoli Park

Yesterday we walked to Ljubljana Castle. It is possible to take a funicular to go up the hill, though we climbed the Castle Hill with the dogs. It took us barely ten minutes. It is worth the visit even just because of the beautiful view of the city and the mountains.

Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) is a castle complex standing on Castle Hill above the downtown of Ljubljana. Originally a Medieval fortress, probably built in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 12th century.

According to archeological surveys, the area of the present castle has been settled continuously since 1200 BC, when the first settlements and later fortifications were built. The hill summit probably became a Roman army stronghold after fortifications were built in Illyrian and Celtic times.

Today we went for a walk in the Tivoli Park. It is a huge park close to city centre, perfect for long walks with the dogs.

Tivoli Park is Ljubljana’s largest and most beautiful park, stretching right into the city centre. It was designed in 1813 by the French engineer Jean Blanchard. The park, covering an area of approximately five square kilometres, is crossed by three grand horse chestnut tree-lined walks and landscaped with ornamental flower beds, interesting trees and numerous statues and fountains.

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