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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Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia


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Atakan Bayrak (7 months 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.
Elena “Tzukino14” Vasilyeva (8 months ago)
Very nice place, it's huge, has a lot of things to see. Also staff are very nice and friendly :)
Uroš Švikart (8 months ago)
Great place with lots of beautiful cafés in the area. Great coffees, pastries and multicultural food choices.
Borut B (9 months ago)
Maribor is a small place that offers plenty of interesting stories and focus, which significantly affects the vitality of the city. With the renovation, the court building was given a new meaning and new content.
Juljan Desmet (10 months ago)
What a value for money! 5 euros (3 for students) for what I expected to be a small exhibition. It is a large museum offering a variety of collections (from the middle ages to paintings to statues) and the building itself is also nice inside and out. It is worth a visit.
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