Overnightstay in the castle rooms, wine tasting in the castle cellar, rooms for different occasions (weddings, seminars, conferences, concerts), source of beneficial earth energy, castle shop with craft products and home-style cooking.
The castle stands on a steep hill of basalt tuff above the small settlement of Grad. According to stories, the Templars are said to have started building the palace. Thanks to archaeological excavations, we can place the medieval core of the building in the 11th century. In a period of eight hundred years, the extensive castle building, which is today one of the largest baroque castles in Slovenia, was built.
The pentagonal shape was given to the castle in the 16th century. After the Turks and Kuruc attacks and peasant uprisings had calmed down, the castle finally received a Baroque form with several arcades, a castle chapel and the bell tower. As the first, the noble family Amade managed the estate and the castle. The noble family history was then continued by the famous families Széchy, Batthyány, Nádasdy and Széchényi. After the Hartner family, the castle loses the role of a representative residence. His fate was sealed during World War II when it was first occupied by the Red Army and later by the Yugoslav Army. Completely forgotten under the mighty trees in the castle park, it was revived after the first renovations in 1995.
Today, the castle is the seat of the Gorièko Nature Park. In the renovated rooms, the nature and cultural landscape as well as the historical and ethnological heritage of Gorièko are presented
In Grad Castle there is an exhibition about the history and construction of the castle, as well as art and nature exhibitions as well as a presentation of the traditional craft.
Throughout the year numerous events take place in the castle. The autumn bazaar, for example, attracts numerous enthusiastic visitors each year with a rich offer of local products, regional delicacies and a diverse range of cultural events.
Contact & Info
SI 9264 Grad, Grad 191
Phone: +386 (0)2 5518860
March, October, November: 10.00am - 4.00pm
April - September: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Closed on December, January, February and on Mondays.