Vipava Castle Ruins

Vipava, Slovenia

Vipava Castle was built by the Patriarchate of Aquileia and first recorded in 1275 as Castrum Wipaci superioris. It was the residence of the knights of Vipava until the mid-14th century, when it became a ducal fief, granted to a long series of noble and knightly families, including the knights of Rihemberk, lords of Snežnik and Belopeš, Counts of Celje, barons Herberstein, Counts Thurn, the noble family of Edling, counts Thrillegkh, and finally the counts Lanthieri, who abandoned the decaying castle in the 17th century.

The ruins of the Romanesque structure trace the rectangular layout of its thick walls, enclosing two residential buildings guarded by an impressive defensive tower.



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Na Hribu 40, Vipava, Slovenia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovenia

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Stefano Jancar (17 months ago)
Nice place to visit
Dejan Šavija (3 years ago)
Beautiful and peacefully.
dennis klippel (4 years ago)
Take a hike from the village vipava to the castle and enjoy the views. Except from the view there is nothing much to see.
urška trošt (5 years ago)
Great view, nice walking tour with kids
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