Predjamski Castle is probably the only castle in the world that is integrated in a cave which surely makes it a one of a kind tourist attraction. Every castle is unique, but most likely there is no other place like the Predjamski Castle. This makes it one of the most fascinating castles you can visit.
Predjamski Castle is placed in Slovenia, in the proximity of the Postojna town, quite a popular attraction for its cave system. The name of the castle says it all about its one of a kind setting. Its name actually means “a castle built in front of a cave.” Precisely, it is found in the second largest cave system in Slovenia.
The first records mention this castle in the 13th century, but most likely the construction dates back to the first half of the 12th century. Still, throughout the years the impressive building suffered some changes, as its middle part was added in renaissance, while the right wing was built sometime around the year 1570. In the 1990s renovation work began with the purpose to restore the Predjamski Castle to its original look.
Predjamski Castle is one of the most visited castles in Slovenia. Today, the beautiful castle functions as a museum that depicts the life in the 16th century. Every summer, the area is host to the Erazem Medieval Tournament, a beautiful celebration of historic facts and models from the 16th century. The Field of Combat is one of the most important events at this international medieval festival. Knights, swordsmen, nobles, flag throwers, dancers, musicians and other performers recreate the charm of those times.
Predjamski Castle became even more famous in 2008, when it was tested for paranormal activity, for an episode of the Ghost Hunters International on the Sci Fi Channel. The team claimed to have found quite interesting activity here. Would you visit Predjamski castle?
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