Panorama of Predjama Castle in Slovenia
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Set on a vertical cliff and at the mouth of a deep cave, Predjamski Grad truly is a unique structure, overlooking the valley by the village of Predjama in Slovenia. Originally built as a medieval fortification and for a while housing the robber Erazem Lueger, after its complete destruction it had been rebuilt as a Renaissance castle, which can still be seen today.
Coming from Postojna and driving out of town along the winding roads to find this remotely located castle is already a great experience. But actually seeing this interesting structure early in the morning and learning about the legendary robber baron who survived a one year siege with the help of a secret tunnel was really fascinating and made Predjamski Grad a perfect stopover when visiting Slovenia.
Do you like old castles and legends? Have you ever been to one that was built in front of a cave?