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Bled Castle

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Type  medieval castle
Country  Slovenia
Phone  +386 4 572 97 82
Town or city  Bled
Elevation  599
Bled Castle
Address  Grajska cesta, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Architectural styles  Renaissance architecture, Romanesque architecture
Similar  Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge, St Martin's Parish Church, Lake Bohinj, Predjama Castle
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Bled Castle (Slovene: Blejski grad, German: Burg Veldes) is a medieval castle built on a precipice above the city of Bled in Slovenia, overlooking Lake Bled. According to written sources, it is the oldest Slovenian castle and is currently one of the most visited tourist attractions in Slovenia.

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History and structures

The castle was first mentioned in a 22 May 1011 deed of donation issued by Emperor Henry II in favour of the Bishops of Brixen. Then located in the March of Carniola, it passed to the Austrian House of Habsburg in 1278.

The oldest part of the castle is the Romanesque tower. In the Middle Ages more towers were built and the fortifications were improved. Other buildings were constructed in the Renaissance style. The buildings are arranged around two courtyards, which are connected with a staircase. There is a chapel in the upper courtyard, which was built in the 16th century and renovated around 1700, when it was also painted with illusionist frescoes. The castle also has a drawbridge over a moat.

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Bled Castle Wikipedia


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