Lipica is an important cradle of Lipizzaner horses on a Europe-wide level. Its story began in 1580 on 19 May. This year, it celebrates 440 years of existence.
On 19 May, 440 years ago, the exceptional story of the Lipica Stud Farm and the noble white Lipizzaner horses began. Throughout the years, Lipica strengthened its role as the original stud farm of all Lipizzaners in the world, as well as the role of one of the most prominent tourist destinations and ambassador of Slovenia in the world. Today, there are more than 300 Lipizzaners and more than 300 hectares of green space. Its history began on May 19, 1580, when the Habsburg Archduke Charles II, son of Emperor Ferdinand I of Habsburg, bought the Lipica estate from the Bishop of Trieste. This day is nowadays considered to be the day of the establishment of the Lipica Stud Farm and the beginning of the breeding of the Lipizzaner horses.
Next year, Lipica will welcome visitors with a new generation of foals, the renovated Hotel Maestoso and its fresh, modern and attractive offer.
Further information about the tours and opening hours is available here.