aerial view of ljubliana castle and sava river
Statue of a Winged Dragon near Some Houses
Cave with Many Limestone Stalactites
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River with Colorful Houses on the Bank
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Ljubljana

May - SeptemberSloveniaEUR
Natural Beauty
Castles & Chateaux
Regional Cuisine

They say the best things come in small packages. Ljubljana is one of Europe's smallest capitals, but it's the biggest city in Slovenia. Its size is an asset, though, lending it a delicate and elegant charm that more populated cities couldn't hope to replicate. Like a finely wrought piece of jewelry, Ljubljana is small but perfectly formed.


Ljubljana is home to an impressive assortment of beautiful architecture. Widely considered one of Europe's greenest cities, it's home to several leafy parks and open spaces. The Tromostovje, or Triple Bridge, arches across the river to join the city's modern area with the Old Town. The latter is home to many restaurants and cafes. The dining is top-notch here, and delicious pizza can be had for those who know how to navigate the labyrinth of winding streets. Above the city, on one of two hills, is Ljubljana's castle, which offers scenic views of the town. Destroyed by an earthquake several centuries ago, it makes for an interesting exploration point.


For all its quaintness and charm, Ljubljana is not a boring place. Nowhere is this more evident than in Metelkova City, an old military barracks which is now a cultural meeting point and autonomous social center. Currently squatted by groups like activists and students, it's home to exhibitions, performances, and other activities. There is also a wealth of museums and galleries in Ljubljana, and cultural treasures like Dragon Bridge and the city's Cathedral. A day here can easily be filled just walking or cycling around while enjoying the airy, fresh atmosphere and gazing at the sights.

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Must See
A Bridge Spanning a River in Ljubljana
Triple Bridge
Architecture
A Stone Castle Surrounded by Greenery in Ljubljana
Ljubljana Castle
Castles & Chateaux
A City Square With a Pink and White Columned Building
Prešernov Trg
Architecture
A Bronze Statue of a Winged Dragon
Old Town
Historic Landmarks
Optional Day Trips
A Small Island with a Church on it in the Middle of Lake Bled
Lake Bled
Natural Beauty
A Peninsula on a Sea Coast with Houses and a Lighthouse
Piran
Natural Beauty
Rows of Colorful Grapevines on a Hillside
Wine Tasting in the Vipava Valley
Traditional Beverages
A Hilltop with a Round Roofed Church on Top
Smarna Gora
Hiking, Biking & Kayaking
The Mouth of a Cave with a Castle Inside It
Postojna Cave
Hiking, Biking & Kayaking
An Old Wooden Hut in a Snowy Field
Velika Planina
Hiking, Biking & Kayaking
A Village with White and Orange buildings on a Hillside
Skofja Loka
Cultural

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