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Celje Old Castle
Cesta na Grad 78, Celje Driving directions
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Jan, Dec: 10am-4pm; Feb, Nov: 9am-5pm; Mar, Oct: 9am-6pm; Apr: 9am-7pm; May, Sep: 9am-8pm; Jun-Aug: 9am-9pm; closed Mon and Bank Hols

Description

Celje's first defensive building, known as the Old Castle, was built in the first half of the 13C. A century later, it passed to the lords of Žovnek, Counts of Celje after 1341. Their ambitious reconstruction, maintaining its defensive strength, made it a prestigious residence. This is evidenced by the Frederick Tower, which dominates the eastern part of the castle. After several modifications, it ended up being used as a quarry in the 19C; then, as of 1882, the powerful fortification began to reemerge from its ruins.

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