Prem Castle

Prem, Slovenia

Prem Castle was built before 1213. After the Udo Knights there were many owners, among them the Walseeis, Hallers, Habsburgs, and Porcia Dukes. This compact two-storey building with a ground plan in the shape of the letter L has a Romanesque nucleus with an extension and a smaller yard protected with a wall. The inner yard was decorated with Renaissance arcades. In the middle of the yard stands a small well. The entire structure is additionally protected with exterior Renaissance walls and cylindrical towers. A large cistern stands in the larger courtyard, between the castle and the exterior walls.

The area on the ground floor of the castle is cross rib-vaulted. Above it is the castle chapel, which was set up at the end of the 14th century. Modest console masques in it are reminiscent of Parler workshops. A large hall on the upper floor decorated with a wooden promenade gallery was rearranged before the last war by its owners, the Zuccolini family from Trieste. It was painted with unusual decorative frescoes on a dark background.

The castle houses local museum collections. The cylindrical towers of the outer walls have been arranged.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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4.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Nina R (6 months ago)
A wonderful castle. Privately owned, but the owners are really accommodating and wonderful people. They showed us the surroundings, treated us with homemade brandies. Events are usually held in the castle, and the space is really ideal for that.
Lea Zafred (10 months ago)
L'a “LaGrof” Grof (2 years ago)
Maja Müller (3 years ago)
Very friendly owner Mr. Irena and her husband. The beautiful romantic Turn Castle with a small pond with beautiful views of Prem Castle. The owner also showed us the black kitchen. A beautiful mansion for a wedding, or some celebration. Thanks to Mr. Irene for a great coffee. ? Lp M&I
Branko Česnik (3 years ago)
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