What about outside Venice?… Predjama castle, SLO.

Predjama-Castle

Predjama castle, nestled in the rocks…

Predjama castle

Predjama-Castle-at-night

 

At a couple of hours drive from Venice, in Slovenija, very close to the Postoijna caves, there’s a gorgeous castle nested in the carsic rocks.

Predjama Castle with its location and mysterious tunnels is truly something special.

It impresses visitors with how well the natural cave and the man-made castle walls are interwoven, sometimes making it difficult to see where the former ends and the latter begin.

A few years ago, the castle was visited by a Discovery Channel team, that was in search of any unexplained events and managed to capture a number of visual images and sounds that could not be quite clearly specified.

In 1986, Predjama Castle was one of the filming locations of the movie Armour of God with Jackie Chan in the starring role.

Its picturesque interior and exterior would make a perfect venue for the filming of historical and fantasy films such as Harry Potter or Game of Thrones.

In 2011, the castle was visited by the famous writer and screenwriter George R. R. Martin, and who knows when he might return to Predjama with a new screenplay in hand.

Slovenia-Postojna-Cave-and-Predjama-Castle

The castle offers a unique insight into the construction techniques and ingenuity of medieval people who came here searching for a safe haven right at the entrance to the cave.

It provided Erazem and his people with a secret passage that lead to freedom, a source of drinking water, a further place for hiding and storage of food.

Everything that turned out to be indispensable, invaluable and essential during the siege.

Between May and September, visitors are also able to have a look around the picturesque Cave under Predjama Castle.

Due to its location and favourable temperatures the cave is inhabited by a colony of bats, as a result of which visitors have no access to it during the bats’ hibernation.

Need a transfer to/from Slovenija ot a tour to the castle?

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