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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Carlos Fernando Vaca (3 months ago)
I think is worth going if you're in Zagreb. The castle is beautiful and the landscape surrounding it is very beautiful too.
Matjaž Molnar (3 months ago)
Very nice, big square
Ana Kuprivec (6 months ago)
A beautiful castle, used in a great way. The museum is very instructive and interesting.
Jana HREŠČAK (8 months ago)
Good exibition. Nicely renovated. It is worth a visit.
IOAN M. (11 months ago)
If you are in the city you must visit also the castle. It's an unique place .
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