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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Timo Pihlajaniemi (17 months ago)
Beautiful old castle.
Ma Vi (18 months ago)
Maribor Castle is a Baroque mansion in the town of Maribor, northeastern Slovenia. It contains a regional museum.
Kinga Maroszek (2 years ago)
Very nice place in the center of the most beautiful city in Slovenia
Mateusz Slomka (2 years ago)
Did not expect such a large and varied exhibit at the price quoted. It doesn't look great to begin with but as you go further in you both explore the castle and see a wide collection of art, weaponry, and even findings from as far back as the stone age. This gives a great chronological feel for the area
Julia Freestyle (2 years ago)
A nice museum showing some ancient findings from this region, as well as the city's history. Even though it's worth a visit, it's not the most exiting regional museum I've ever seen. It's still nice to have a look around the castle and the exhibitions, especially as the entrance fee is moderate.
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