Funicular Lower Station


The easiest (and for kids, the most fun) way to access Ljubljana Castle is to take the 70m-long funicular that leaves from the Old Town not far from Vodnikov trg. Cable cars leave at regular intervals throughout the day. Buy tickets on-site; ticket options include castle entry or funicular only.

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1. Central Market

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Central Market is Ljubljana's larder and worth a trip to stock up on provisions or just have a good snoop (and sniff) around. Go first to the vast open…

2. Cathedral of St Nicholas

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A church has stood here since the 13th century, but the existing twin-towered building dates from the start of the 18th century. Inside, it’s a vision of…

3. Funicular Upper Station

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The upper station of the 70m-long funicular that runs from the Old Town, not far from the market on Vodnikov trg, to Ljubljana Castle.

4. Ljubljana Castle

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Crowning a 375m-high hill east of the Old Town, this castle is an architectural mishmash, with most of it dating from the early 16th century when it was…

5. Plečnik Colonnade

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This renovated covered walkway along the Ljubljanica River forms part of the city's Central Market.

6. Dragon Bridge

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The much-loved Dragon Bridge, topped with four scary-looking dragons on each corner, stands northeast of the Old Town, just beyond Vodnikov trg. The…

7. Plečnik Cone

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The strange cone in Pogarčarjev trg was erected in honour of local architect Jože Plečnik in 1993. It represents the parliament building he designed but…

8. Pentagonal Tower

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In the castle’s southern wing, the Pentagonal Tower occasionally hosts changing exhibitions, smaller concerts and theatrical performances.