Fužine Castle is Ljubljana's has retained its original Renaissance character. It was built by a crossing point over the Ljubljanica river's rapids between 1528 and 1557 on commission from the wealthy local merchants Veit Khisl and Hans Weilhaimer, the former of whom served several terms of office as Mayor of Ljubljana. A defence tower was built in each of the four corners of the castle building and another one over the entrance, which is accessible via a stone bridge across the moat surrounding the castle. Inside the castle there are remains of Renaissance and Baroque wall paintings, and on the wooden ceiling of the castle chapel a fragment of a ceiling painting.

During its history the castle has housed an iron smelting works, a smithy, a glassworks and a paper pulping mill, and served as ancillary premises of a power plant. Since 1992, when it was thoroughly renovated by the architect Peter Gabrijelčič, it has been occupied by the Museum of Architecture and Design.

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Founded: 1528-1557
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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Vanja Witwicky (37 days ago)
Amazing and welcoming employees.
Tim Anderson (2 months ago)
Small but well cared for museum in a lovely castle
Zoltán Kotschy (3 months ago)
Many interesting nice design, building and furniture in a boring exhibition.
Jovana Plavsa (7 months ago)
Nice place, whit coffee shop that is working at least for to go. There are history tables which is very informative
Kezz Tamara (14 months ago)
Amazing place, one of the best Museums yards in the city. The building is very interesting, great example of both restoration and conservation of architectural heritage. Exhibitions are very well incorporated in it. They also have cute cafe and spots to chill in the yard, and good ice cream. The last, but not least, you can see one of the most recognizable symbols of Yugoslavia - a small red kiosk K67.
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