The place is mentioned as early as the 13th century as the seat of the estate of the patriarchs of Aquileia. Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque portals and window frames can still be found on the houses.
It stands in the remote hamlet of Tabor on top of a pointed hill that is very difficult to reach. It is said that a castle of the Patriarch of Aquileia used to stand at the site of the present-day Tabor, which is mentioned in 1351 as Castrum montis sancti Michaelis; at that time the Patriarch of Aquileia is said to have granted the castle to Albert II, Duke of Austria. It was probably built at the same time as Vipava Castle, at the beginning or in the first half of the 12th century. In addition to the castle, also mentioned in 1275 is the Church of St. Michael; the patrocinium indicates the existence of older fortifications. In the first half of the 14th century, the castle was granted as a fief, and around 1342 it is said to have been sold by vassals from Aquileia to the Habsburgs. The castle was probably abandoned or demolished soon after the mid-14th century; only a fortification against Turkish raids is mentioned in Erzelj in 1499. Today, the area of the fort complex is completely degraded; preserved are only a part of the fort walls and the Church of St. Michael, which was heavily modified during Baroque.
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