Ljubljana Castle’s final renovation phase brings a historic transformation, making it a cultural beacon
Ljubljana Castle, a historic emblem overlooking Slovenia’s capital, has recently unveiled its final masterpiece within its ancient walls.
The Kazemate, a grand chamber extending 31 metres, has been reborn as a versatile venue following a €2.5 million revamp, initiated on 25 January.
This space, rich in history, has transitioned from a medieval passageway to a penitentiary dormitory, and later, a carpentry workshop. The restoration, part of a project since 1969, aimed to breathe life into the castle while maintaining its historic essence, transforming it into a vibrant cultural hub.
The architects behind this revival, Kregar, Kerin, and Ravnikar Jr., have been lauded by the city for their innovative work. While the castle’s internal renovations conclude, efforts to rejuvenate its surroundings continue.
Hosting a plethora of cultural events, the castle drew over 1.19 million visitors last year, marking a significant increase and highlighting its appeal to an international audience.