Ljubljana Travel Guide

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Ljubljana Things to Do

  • Ljubljana Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana castle is the city's premier tourist attraction, and draws the crowds all year round. It's hard to miss, sitting on a huge hill above the city center: a series of straight white walls sitting on a mountain of green forest. While its austere functional design might not be as stunning as castles elsewhere in the region, it offers...

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  • Prešeren Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The square devoted to Slovenia's and Ljubljana's favourite poet is the center point of the whole city. It's where people meet up on a night out, where people hang out during the day, and a great place to orient yourself from when starting your tour around the city. It contains two of Ljubljana's best sights, the outstandingly pink Franciscan Church...

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Just behind the river on the castle side is Stari Trg, the oldest street in the city, and about the only clear row of buildings to have survived the 19th century earthquake which flattened the city. Here the city as it was in centuries past is preserved, along with plenty of the city's best cafes, shops and bars.

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Ljubljana Restaurants

  • Gostilna SOKOL

    4 out of 5 stars

    I had the pleasure to have a lunch in this restaurant some years ago. I am not sure, but I think it was in 2004. At that time, the service was brilliant with reasonable prices. I liked a lot the service, the food and the ambience inside this well decorated typical house. In 2009 I didn't visit this restaurant, but some friends informed me they...

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  • Gostilna ŠESTICA

    4 out of 5 stars

    Very friendly service, good menu at very reasonable prices, but beware: the famous Karst smoked ham is not the best (compared to other restaurants I tried); as for my main course, the "spicy country sausage" was just a glorified hot dog of huge proportion. Ice coffee is just coffee with some ice and cream. So don't go there for testing the cook...

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  • Gostilna Zlata Ribica

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Here's a place with great food and outdoor seating right along the river. If the weather is good, this is definitely a good choice for dinner. Service and food are very good, and while prices are a bit high by Ljubljana standards, the seats you get are worth it. The special when we visited was sea bass with asparagus. I had that, while Sara enjoyed...

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Ljubljana Nightlife

  • Metelkova mesto

    After the brief ten day war with Milosovic's old Yugoslav forces was over, the people moved into the old barracks that they left behind, and created a communal cultural workshop that is now known as Metelkova Mesto. Housing a number of bars and clubs, as well as the best backpackers in Ljubljana, the whole thing is now a miniature version of...

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  • Global

    In October 2007, one of the security guards (a bouncer) at Global brutally attacked and beat a 20-year-old club visitor to death. This happened just meters from the club entrance, right in front of the eyes of his friends. The incident occured at 3:30am in the morning, apparently after the 20-year-old and some other people in his company were...

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  • Pr skelet

    A bar decorated like a dungeon, with many skeletons and parts of skeletons all around. Each skeleton has it's story about his death. For instance, one tried to brew the strongest drink in the world, and the bottle exploded and the glass killed him. So, this skeleton has glass shards stuck inside him. The toilet is hidden behind a bookshelf. They...

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Ljubljana Transportation

  • by TRAIN

    Ljubljana's train station is easy to reach from anywhere in the town centre, and has direct trains to destinations all over Slovenia, and neighbouring countries, including Salzburg, Graz, Belgrade, Budapest, Zagreb and Trieste. There's even a direct 3 hour train to Venice, which I found to be full of quiet, polite young Croatian men heading for...

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  • by BUS

    Hi. If you will be using Ljubljana's public transport than make sure to buy urbana card. It is a magnetic card which you can refill on the automats that are near every important station in the city. This machines will accept coins, notes and even credit cards. You can buy the card in the main bus station on Slovenska cesta in Ljubljana. Important:...

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  • Ljubljana Jože Puènik Airport

    I flew to Ljubljana via Vienna, however there are quite a number of other routes that can be flown to reach this pleasant destination. Adria Airlines is the national flag carrier and is pleasant enough.I was advised by colleagues and by the airport staff that it is better to check in via the airport website - I tried using the airline links and it...

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Ljubljana Shopping

  • Central market

    Ljubljana is the sort of town (it's hard to think of it as a city, even though it is) that lends itself to picnicking, and where better than to procure your picnic provisions than the main market in town? Slovenia is a country where you seldom run the risk of going hungry, and the market is packed with all sorts of tempting fare. The quality of...

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  • BTC City

    BTC is the biggest shopping mall in Slovenia. It is with an easy reach by car but I think that there are the buses that go there as well. The car parking is huge so no chance you won't find place for your car. The mall is like the town for itself and although we spent there a quite lot of time we haven't seen most of it.

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  • Sunday Flea Market

    If you're in Ljubljana on a Sunday morning then I certainly recommend taking a walk through the Flea Market. The market can be found on Cankarjevo nabrežje which runs between the Triple Bridge and Cobbler Bridge on the Old Town side of the river and starts at 8am until 2pm. You can find all sorts of items such as antiques, art pieces, furniture,...

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Ljubljana Local Customs

  • Beer rivalry - Lasko or Union?

    Slovenes are generally quite laid back. But not when it comes to choice of beer. There are two major beers in Slovenia: Laško and Union. Apparently, loyalty for one's beer in Slovenia is somewhat akin to loyalty to one's baseball team in the USA. Showing support for Union in a Laško pub is like showing support for the Boston Red Sox in the Bronx...

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  • Traditional Costumes

    Everyday except Sundays is there an outdoor market in Vodnikov Trg. You can find lots of locally produced food as well as handbags, flowers, clothes, suitcases and jewellries, just to mention some of the products.

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  • LOCAL CURRENCY

    I must admit, that even on my arrival in Slovenia in Summer 2004 I wasn't really sure about the name of the Slovenian currency. I only knew its abbreviation which is SIT. The official name of the currency is Slovenian Tolar. The exchange rate is mostly fixed, but when exchanging at an exchange office it is recommended to check if a commission...

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Ljubljana Warnings and Dangers

  • Safe town

    snap taken from the castle over the city ....looks nice and larger than i guess at first sight.. by the way the castle....mmm i didnt like so much ..its not like spanish or french castles ..it looks like a village with houses inside it-.. its just 10-15 min walking up or a touristic railway that goes up in 5 min ....and i dont know how much it cost

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  • The Ljubljana Bug

    Once in Ljubljana, beware of the "Ljubljana Bug". This "harmful little animal" can bite you and contaminate for the rest of your life, so, be careful (lol). And not to mention if you are “unlucky” to meet the great people from the city as I did, then, you will want to go back to Ljubljana time and again!PS: This tip is dedicated to the “evil”...

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  • Slovenian pop star

    When walking in Ljubljana streets there is the possibility you come across a famous pop star.It happened to me!VT member Rok told me the man in the picture is Steffanio, Game Over's singer.There we were in sunny Ljubljana and a pop singer just passing by, just between us and our mean of transport. Yes, that blue van (Mercedes Vito) rode about...

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Ljubljana Tourist Traps

  • Taxis

    Taxis are not expensive but do check up in advance as some of them tend to charge unbelivable prices. If called then cheapper. On (almost) every taxi there's a number you can call. If you decide not to use taxi: Ljubljana is small, safe and everybody speaks English, you can walk or use public transport.

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  • Taxi prices

    Taxi in Ljubljana can be very cheap but also very expensive. If you just pick up taxi, there are big chances that you will pay lot. But if you call taxi (reccomend 0801190) you will travel pretty cheap and fast.

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  • The City Museum.

    There is not much to see in this museum. Indeed there are some ancient remains, some paintings, statues and several pictures on display. You can see the whole collection of the City Museum in an hour or maybe less.Address; Gosposka 15. Spend some time strolling along the Ljubljanica river.

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Ljubljana What to Pack

  • Slovenian currencyn - Tolar

    In 1991, Slovenia released its own currency, called the "Tolar", abbreviated as "SIT". In March, 2004, 100 Slovenian Tolars converted to $ .70 Canadian dollars, or $ .52 US dollars, or .42 Euros. The SIT later became obsolete, when it was replaced by the Euro. As of June 2007, 1 Euro is worth approx. $1.42 Canadian, or $1.33 USD.

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  • Map of Ljubljana

    Don't forget to get a free map of Ljubljana at the Tourist Information Centre. Among two city maps, it includes the locations and short descriptions of the main sights and an overview of the city bus network. The main Tourist Information Centre is located at Stritarjeva ulica in the Old Town. Another one can be found in the Railway Station.

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  • In Your Pocket Guide - Ljubljana

    I must admit that I am a huge fan of the "In Your Pocket" guides and I was more than happy to hear that since spring 2008 they are also available for Ljubljana. During our stay in the city in Sepetmber 2012 we picked up the 25th issue of Ljubljana In Your Pocket at the train station.The guide not only provides helpful information about transport,...

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Ljubljana Off The Beaten Path

  • Daytrip to Bled

    One of the most famous tourist spots in Slovenia is the picturesque Lake Bled. It is situated at the foot of the Julian Alps; about 55 km northwest of Ljubljana. Bled can be reached by train or bus. The lake is surrounded by mountains and a steep castle hill. Slovenia's only island is situated in the middle of the lake. It is home to the the...

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  • Šmarna gora

    -Very popular daily hiking path is this 667m high Smarna gora hill. Only 9 km from Ljubljana, this hill is very siutable for recreation and for meeting friends. At the top, there are a Mary's chapel and an eatery, where you can get some delicious eating, or just soft drik, beer or tea.

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  • Daytrip to Skofja Loka

    On my way back from Bled to Ljubljana I took a break in the quaint town Skofja Loka, which is well worth seeing for a day trip. It is located at t the Selska Sora river about 25 km northeast of Ljubljana. The 1000 year old town was proclaimed a cultural monument in 1987. Many historic buildings and squares prove its medieval character. Among them...

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Ljubljana Sports & Outdoors

  • Football (soccer) stadium Bezigrad

    NK Olimpija Ljubljana are one of the most successful teams in Slovenian football. They remained the best Slovenian side during the Yugoslavian league and are now a top side in the Slovenian league. Lately NK Maribor have dominated Slovenia's top division but Olimpija will be looking to regain their crown again.

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  • Hiking to Smarna Gora

    Smarna Gora (Smarna Hill) is the most popular place where citizens of Ljubljana want to spend their free time. There are many different ways to rich the top - from easy to climbing. You can find very nice guest house on the top called Ledinek. The view from the top is astonishing.

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  • Tivoli Sport's Hall

    There are a lot of good sport clubs in Ljubljana. Most of them called Olimpija. So there's a soccer team, a basketball team and an ice hockey team Olimpija and they are all in the very top of our leagues. As the matter of fact, our basketball team is one of the best in Europe. They were Europe cup champions some 10 years ago but their biggest...

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Ljubljana Favorites

  • Walk along river Ljubljanica

    Walking about along the river Ljubljanica is a real pleasure, sitting sipping coffee is also delightful and just watching the people passing by. Though it was still a little cold it was amazing how the sun's ray's would warm you. Strolling through along the river side looking at the architecture and the different bridges is a delightful way to...

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    I didn’t find the tourist information office, but the tourist office found me. A Ljubljana Postman riding around the center on a Penny Farthing tricycle in period costume from 150 years ago can provide free tourist information or directions.

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  • City center - Prešeren square

    Born on the 3.12.1800 in Vrba,Gorenjska region, died of cirrhosis of the liver on the 8.2.1849 in Kranj. On the day of his death we celebrate National Day in Slovenia. The verses of his Zdravljica are used in Slovenian National Anthem. A Toast - Zdravljica The vintage, friends, is over, And here sweet wine makes, once again, Sad eyes...

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