Actually, this is a view on the Town Hall from Stritarjeva street. The Town Hall is situated just a foot from Preserne's Square and Tromostovje.
There are several optional names for the Town Hall : Mestna hiza, Magistrat or Rotovz, the last one is probably more common.
The imposing Cathedral of St Nicholas stands on the site of a 13th c. Romanesque church, which was also dedicated to Nicholas, the patron saint of fishermen and boatmen.
Fondest memory: It was renovated several times before the present Baroque cathedral was constructed at the beginning of the 18th century.
I'm a pastery fiend! My favorite part of travel in Europe is trying the local sweats. Local sweets here are largely Austrian in style, but not completely. Ljubljana is full of cafes with abundant outdoor seating where you can sit and enjoy a treat washed down with an espresso or capuccino. YUM! Alternatively, down by the main market there is a building with lots of little bakeries side by side. Go in, find something that looks appealing and then find a nice step or bench by the river to savor it.
Fondest memory: Ljubljana is just a lovely little city with a Central European flair. I've heard it compared to a mini-Prague, which I think is fair. I love wandering the small streets, cafes, fountains, passage ways, etc.
Urbanc House, which is situated on Preserne's Square, is Ljubljana's oldest department store, built in 1903.
Fondest memory: The Secessionist facade includes a glass canopy above the main entrance, and a statue of Mercury (the Roman god of commerce) stands on a parapet above the gable end.
Favorite thing: The Main Post Office of Ljubljana is situated in the heart of the city, on the corner of Slovenska cesta and Copova ulica and right opposite to the famous hotel "Slon". It is handy in case you need any postal services wehn in the town.
Ljubljana has a lot to offer the traveller, Museum, Galleries, Arts, Opera, Shopping, Site-seeing, And an incredible amount of History.
Fondest memory: My best memory of Ljubljana goes back a long way, and it is in the memory of a child.
More memories have been added since then, when I visited my Birth City again, as an adult.
Favorite thing: Archaeological excavations show that the earliest settlements of the castle situated on a hill above Ljubljana date from as far as 12th century BC! Through the Roman Period (at that time Ljubljana was called Emona), through the Slavs & the Middle Ages people kept inhabiting that territory. After WWII, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power of the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Slovenia has been a member of the European Union since May 1st 2004. Since it's the last official border to the south, they can be pretty strict sometimes.
I have eaten many and wonderful meals on my travels. In Ljubljana one of my absolute favourite dishes of all time was a creamy and tasty mushroom soup served in a bowl made from a loaf of bread.
Fondest memory: This came from a great dining experience in the wonderful Gostilna Sokol restaurant in the city centre.
I do like rooftops.. especially red, ramshackle rooftops. Ljubljana gives the visitor wonderful roof-scapes. Little windows and quirky corners make you wonder just what the rooms inside might look like.
Fondest memory: I wandered and I stared up. I loved the story-book images that abound in this city.
Ljubljana is a city whose greatest treasures are free, and only require that you look up every now and again. It is a city whose architecture spans the centuries and displays a civic pride throughout that time.
Fondest memory: For fans of architecture there are few cities which will offer you so much variety in such a small area. Although you will see signs of functional Soviet architecture, little of it penetrates the streets of the old centre. Here art nouveau rubs shoulders with 16th century construction, and the whole has been enhanced immeasurably by the many additions of architect Jože Pleènik (1872-1957).
The old town in Ljubljana is small and manageable by anyone’s standards. Wonderful buildings at a pleasing height and of relaxing proportions follow what are clearly the ancient winding paths hewn by generations of traders coming to the market to sell their wares.
Fondest memory: Endlessly photogenic, a surprise round every corner, a clear appreciation of aesthetic beauty in urban landscape, Ljubljana cannot fail to please.
Ljubljana market offered the most amazing range of goods, all of them beautifully displayed. Glasswork was a great attraction. It brought amazing colour to what was otherwise a dull and grey morning.
Fondest memory: I am a big fan of markets, and this one satisfied all my visual and olfactory expectations. Elegant in its architecture, eclectic in its range of fare and as beautifully situated as one could wish for.
Amazing, beautiful, friendly, generous and endlessly fascinating Kristina (KristaB) !
Fondest memory: The internet is an odd place… where else could inspire a friendship that you feel has existed forever the very first time you meet someone. Kristina responded immediately to my announcement that I was due to visit Slovenia for work. She is a woman with a hectic schedule, that she interrupted to collect me at the airport, indulge me in amazing visits, interested, intrigued, entertained and challenged me with her conversation.
(She does not have two heads... in the background is an old fella checking out the wares at the market)
Easily overlooked, but an excellent distraction for children are the numerous bins in Ljubljana that depict wide-mouthed frogs, ready to gobble up all your ice-cream wrappers and cigarette ends.
Fondest memory: Ljubljana is an wonderfully clean city, and these little froggies certainly play their part in keeping it that way
These amazing intricate carvings and decorations on wood caught my eye when I was visiting the castle. It was explained to me that they are traditional doorways for beehives, and are to be found everywhere across the country.
Fondest memory: It would of course be even more amazing if it were discovered by scientists that bees recognized their own hive on account of the decorative doorway.
The designs are many and varied, often depicting some humourous scene, or otherwise an allegorical tale. Great souvenir to take home!
Located a stone's throw away from Ljubljanica river, the main square & the famous Three Bridges....more
My 1st choice, Hotel Emonec, was fully booked for our 1st night in Ljubljana so I decided to splurge...more
Would recommend this hotel being very central, staff very friendly, one thing the hotel heating...more