Jablje Castle

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Jablje Castle
Jablje near Loka pri Mengšu, Slovenia
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Jablje Castle
Jablje Castle is located in Slovenia
Jablje Castle
Jablje Castle
Coordinates 46°09′04″N 14°33′43″E / 46.151°N 14.562°E / 46.151; 14.562
Site information
Open to
the public
Yes
Condition Good
Site history
Built House of Lamberg
Materials Limestone

Jablje Castle (Slovene: Grad Jablje, also spelt Jable, German: Schloss Habach) is a castle above the settlement of Jablje near Loka pri Mengšu, Slovenia.[1] It is located at the western edge of the Mengeš plain.[1]

History[edit]

The original castle at Jablje was first mentioned in 1268, while the current structure was built by the noble house of Lamberg around 1530.[1] The castle subsequently passed through the hands of the Rasp family, the barons Mosconi, and was from 1780 until the end of World War II owned by the barons Lichtenberg. Though it survived the war largely intact, the castle was nationalized and thoroughly looted during the following years, being first converted into apartments and then serving as an experimental facility of the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.

After a thorough renovation carried out between 1999 and 2006, the castle was a major protocolary site during the 2008 Slovene presidency of the EU. Today it hosts the so-called Center for European Perspective (Center za evropsko prihodnost or CEP; literally, 'Center for a European Future') and is listed as a cultural monument. Its greatest asset is a set of frescoes by the baroque painter Franc Jelovšek, including an unusual depiction of a camel-riding Chinese tambourine player.

The castle is open for visitors every other Saturday at 11:00, with appointments available for groups.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "LOKA PRI MENGŠU - GRAD JABLE (HABACH)" (in Slovenian). jable.si. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 

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