Maribor Castle

Maribor, Slovenia

Maribor castle, which boasts several constructional and style periods, was built by Emperor Friderik III between the years 1478 and 1483 for the purpose of fortifying the north eastern part of the town wall. The castle was in the course of time changed into a rich feudal residence.

The main room in the castle is the Festive Hall. The hall has rich interior furnishings with pictures of the artistic Quadri family and Laurenzo Laurigo. On the oval ceiling there is the picture of a battle between Christian and Turkish soldiers, which was painted by Johann Gebler from Graz in 1763.

The Baroque stairway was built between 1747 and 1759 and the Loretto chapel between 1665 and 1675.

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Founded: 1478-1483
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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Loredana Gandolfo (2 years ago)
A really nice tour the most beautiful room the one with the uniforms of soldiers of all eras and women. The cost of the ticket is very cheap. Interesting
Paul Heller (2 years ago)
Recently renovated on the outside, the inside museum is quite extensive and has some really great exhibits on the history of the city and the region. The main hall is incredible and some of the artwork is rest superb. 8 eur entry. Gift shop at the entrance has lots of Slovenian gifts. Highly recommend. Can spend an hour if you go quickly, more if you're reading everything in detail.
Nikola Kostadinovski (2 years ago)
For me Maribor is one of the most beautiful cities in Slovenija. It is very big, it has a lot of nice places to see and visit. The river Drava is amaizing to be seen from all of their bridges. It has an awesome view that gives you grear feeling. You can take a walk on the riverside and enjoy. During the day and night Maribor is crowded with people from everywhere! ?☺✌????
Miikka Tanhu (2 years ago)
Nice little tour in to the history of Maribor and Styria, lots of stuff to see ranging from the stone age to present day. Nothing spectacular though.
Atakan Bayrak (3 years ago)
It is very peaceful place for sit around and drink some coffee with your friends and your family. Such a great castle and center for having fun.
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