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What to see in Ljubljana

Ljubljana Attractions

Whether you're after relaxation or adventure, Slovenia's charming capital is the perfect destination. Enjoy a leisurely holiday in Ljubljana, soaking up the country's history and culture, sampling the unique cuisine, or relaxing at an open-air café on a balmy summer evening.

Visitors can take a stroll through the historical centre, admiring the Renaissance and Art Nouveau facades, while enjoying the Baroque architecture of the Cathedral of St Nicholas or the medieval Ljubljana Castle which watches over the city. The National Museum is home to Slovenia's only Egyptian mummy, while PleÄnik House shares information on the renowned architect who helped shape the identity of Ljubljana.

Visitors can make the most of the outdoors in 2016's Green Capital of Europe by cycling alongside the Ljubljanica River or strolling through one of the city's many peaceful parks or forests. Kids will love interacting with the animals at the Ljubljana Zoo and running around as you picnic in the beautiful Tivoli Park.

Get active and enjoy the natural beauty of Ljubljana's surrounding areas with a trip to Lake Bled, just 45 minutes away, where visitors can go fishing and horse riding, or explore the Triglav National Park's fantastic walking and hiking trails.

Cathedral of St Nicholas

Dedicated to the patron saint of sailors, the magnificent Cathedral of St Nicholas is built in the Baroque style. Dating back to the early 18th century, it was renovated and had beautifully-carved…

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Ljubljana Castle

The imposing Ljubljana Castle towers over the city, offering spectacular views of the Ljubljanica River and old town skyline with the distant Alps providing a stunning backdrop. A steep cobbled street…

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Ljubljana Zoo

The quaint Ljubljana Zoo is situated in a forested area just a short walk from the city centre. The small size of the zoo gives visitors a more intimate experience, with a range of animals that includes…

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National Museum of Slovenia

Architect Joze Plecnik is largely responsible for the city of Ljubljana being extremely neat and well-planned, with his insistence on classical lines and uniform dimensions. The…

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Plečnik House

Architect Joze Plecnik is largely responsible for the city of Ljubljana being as neat and well planned as it is, with his insistence on classical lines and uniform dimensions. The renowned architect's…

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Tivoli Park

Tivoli Park is a massive wooded area in Ljubljana and covers an impressive five square kilometres. The park is the perfect place for a picnic or evening stroll, boasting a number of ponds, playgrounds,…

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