Grad Castle 125

Grad Castle

Region Mura statistical region
Starting point Grad Grad
Route length 1.5 km (0.9 miles)
route duration 30 min-1 h
Best time to visit In summer, autumn and spring
Appropriate for Baby Strollers , Baby Carriers , 1-3 years of age , 3-6 years of age , 6+ years of age
Level of difficulty Undemanding route

 

Route Description

 

Stroll around the large tulip trees park and check out Grad Castle. This magnificent mansion is located in the town of Grad in Goričko. It is the largest castle complex in Slovenia and it allegedly 365 rooms, huge cellars and even dungeons. An English-stlye park, full of large tulip trees (one of the oldest in Slovenia), red beeches, oaks, sophoras, etc., stretches all around the castle. In winter, the Grad Castle is closed, but we still took a walk around, peeked into the castle courtyard and strolled across the park. Many legends whisper about the castle’s past. Perhaps the most famous one is about a lord that desired a golden crown belonging to an actual dragon. Another story tells of the lord’s son and the gardener’s daughter forbidden love; however, the ending is not a happy one. According to the oral tradition, Knights Templar built this mansion. Today, a part of the premises is open to visitors: there is a wedding hall, pottery, blacksmith and wheelweight’s trade workshops as well as ethnological collections for viewing. 

Interesting Facts

The Legend of Grad Castle

Real castles all have stories and this one is no exception.

The legend tells about a dragon named Kač who lived in an unknown castle.

Map

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Grad Grad
Start point coordinates 46,798492
16,095825

Nearby Restaurants

Picerija Nona

Every tourist visiting Prekmurje who thinks himself/herself a pizza lover should stop by the 2018 BEST PIZZA award (NAJ PIZZA 2018 in Slovenia) winner. Pasta, risottos, soups and meat dishes are also on the menu. It is a bit of a detour from the Grad Castle to Murska Sobota, but the best pizza you will ever taste is definitely worth it.

 

Lendavska ul. 73

9000 Murska Sobota

02 / 729 22 22

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Visit the Vulkanija Adventure Park and encounter a volcano eruption firsthand. Experience volcanoes and the geological history of Goričko. Oli the mole is already busy digging holes and looking for paths through which you can walk and enjoy the adventure park.

Vulkanija is one of the best museums Slovenia has to offer!

OPENING TIMES:

NOVEMBER - MARCH

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Monday: close

The last tour runs for 1.5 hours before closing.

 

APRIL - OCTOBER

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Monday: closed

The last tour runs for 1.5 hours before closing.

Information and booking:

Tel.: +386 2 553 10 00

e-mail: info@vulkanija.si

 

ENTRANCE FEE: grownups 10 EUR, CHILDREN UP TO 5 YEARS OF AGE free, 6-15 years of age 7 EUR.