The original castle at Jablje was first mentioned in 1268, while the current structure was built by the noble house of Lamberg around 1530. The castle subsequently passed through the hands of the Rasp family, the barons Mosconi, and was from 1780 until the end of World War II owned by the barons Lichtenberg. Though it survived the war largely intact, the castle was nationalized and thoroughly looted during the following years, being first converted into apartments and then serving as an experimental facility of the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.

After a thorough renovation carried out between 1999 and 2006, the castle was a major protocolary site during the 2008 Slovene presidency of the EU. Today it hosts the so-called Center for European Perspective and is listed as a cultural monument. Its greatest asset is a set of frescoes by the baroque painter Franc Jelovšek, including an unusual depiction of a camel-riding Chinese tambourine player.

The castle is open for visitors every other Saturday at 11:00, with appointments available for groups.

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Bojan K. (7 months ago)
Nice old castle... Hicking paths.
Nai Redja (19 months ago)
It's nice looking, but nothing is there
Karin Potrpin (2 years ago)
Lots to do. Hiking, cycling, walking tours.
Uros R. (2 years ago)
Nice castle, you can walk to a hill Dobeno 35 mins or Rasica hill 1.5h one way.
Stanislav Nosirev (3 years ago)
One of the best place for local recreational activities
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