Ljubljana

In a country of just two million people, Ljubljana is a picture-perfect, warm and friendly cityFriday, 31 May 2019

In a country of just two million people, Ljubljana is a picture-perfect, warm and friendly city. Slovenia’s capital has history, tradition, style, arts and culture, paired with an atmosphere that feels both Central European and Mediterranean.

Ljubljana’s distinct character and appearance have been shaped by diverse cultural influences and historical events. The city centre, which is closed to vehicles, is simply unmissable. From the medieval hilltop castle to Romanesque churches, baroque facades to elegant bridges, it’s a true mosaic of outstanding architecture, brought together by famous local planner, Jože Plečnik.

Day-to-day life in the Slovenian capital is refreshingly relaxed yet lively at the same time — there’s a vibrant calendar of cultural events as well as excellent culinary offerings, which have, over recent years, become increasingly popular with travellers from around the world. But, despite its buzz, Ljubljana is never crowded, which makes it a great place for visitors to relax and rest from the hustle and bustle of daily life — just like the locals do on a regular basis, getting together at the city’s countless cafes, many of which have outdoor seating. To really get under the city’s skin, however, it’s best to go to the Central Market, which sells all kinds of Slovenian specialties, or visit the Open Kitchen, a Friday street food market where delicious food is freshly prepared by the finest Slovenian chefs.

Situated in the heart of the country, Ljubljana is also the ideal base from which to discover the country’s natural diversity. In the morning, visitors can take in the stunning Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj or Soča Valley in the high mountainous region of the Alps, and in the evening, admire the sunset from one of the little towns on the Adriatic coast. Then there’s the world-famous Postojna Cave, only about 30 miles from Ljubljana. It takes just minutes to reach the peaceful and unspoiled countryside that surrounds the city, where opportunities for hiking, cycling, fishing and horse riding are endless. You can also choose from a vast range of day-trips to visit the country’s major attractions or explore the distinctive features of its natural beauty.

DON'T MISS

A guided city tour, including tasting sessions of traditional local dishes, to get to know the city’s culinary offerings

NEED TO KNOW

KEY ACTIVITIES

• Discover the legend of the Dragon of Ljubljana
• Fascinating architecture
• Ljubljana Castle
• Central Market
• Bike tours
• Excellent local cuisine
• Numerous festivals
• Postojna Cave Park
• Explore the rest of Slovenia on day trips from Ljubljana

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