Slovenia Things to Do

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Slovenia Things to Do

  • Ljubljana Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    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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  • Lake Bled

    5 out of 5 stars

    Bled Things to Do

    It´s nice, the island in the lake, but weighting everything (the announced poor attractions in the island, the cost of the boat, the rainy day, and our scheduling) we didn't go there. Yes, there's a church... but no shopping, so...

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  • Tartini's square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Piran Things to Do

    A modest church from the 18Th century, built upon another one 600 years older, has as main attraction a restored crucifix from the 14Th century. A relief over the door shows Christ giving the keys to Peter.

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  • Skocjan Caves

    Obcina Skocjan Things to Do

    I visited this caves coming from Postojna, and the comparison is inevitable. Well, Postojna is bigger and more beautiful, but bring not much to anyone who saw many beautiful caves than the size. Skocjan is different: a first area also common, with the usual stalactites and stalagmites (Poor, indeed!) and a breathtaking second part - a subterranean...

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  • Prešeren Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    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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  • Bled Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bled Things to Do

    I was short in time, and with Fernanda's aversion to castles I had to skip it. It seems to be interesting to visit, carefully arranged to attract tourists with planned entertainment, but I had to limit myself to its splendorous image reflecting in the lake.

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  • Church of St. George

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Piran Things to Do

    Above the compact town centre reigns the St. George Cathedral, which gives the city its special character. It is composed of three distinct constructions laid out in a row. From east to west they are: the church, the belltower and the baptistery. The Cathedral was probably built in the 12th Century, but no exact data in regard exists. The handsome...

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    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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  • VINTGAR GORGE

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bled Things to Do

    Such is the beauty of Bled that it would be easy to confine yourself to the town and its lake, in which case you would run the risk of missing out on the utterly gorgeous Vintgar Gorge. The gorge is located about 4km from Bled - it is possible to walk, or to catch a bus, and for those with cars, there's ample parking at the head of the trail. The...

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  • Venetian house

    Piran Things to Do

    The oldest building in town is this venetian house, in Tartiniev square. dating from the 15Th century. There's a relief under the second floor windows, that refer to some loving adventures of the owner, not very well accepted by the population. Well, that was his problem, his house was nice (and rich, and that's why the population... you know!)

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  • Central market

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    One of the most distinguishable buildings surrounding the market is Bishop's palace. Originally in Renaissance style, it was later transformed with Baroque decoration, and it seems to have the most beautiful arcaded courtyard in Ljubljana (we didn't enter). Started in 1512, only in the end of the 18th century it acquired its present facade, with...

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  • River Sava

    Bled Things to Do

    The Sava River is a mellow turquoise river that affords rafters beautiful views of the Bled countryside. It flows beneath high, rugged peaks while large birds of prey fly overhead. This is not an adrenaline pumping ride down a horizontal waterfall (which is a bit disappointing) but our boat somehow managed to get flipped over after becoming...

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  • Piran Port

    Piran Things to Do

    walking through the narrow streets of piran is the best way to explore this small midd-ages town. although it is possible to rent bicycle for couples or foursome in tartiny square, i prefered to walk around. by walking in piran it's easy to see some unique buildings and art decorations on it. you'll have to look carefuly and see special door...

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  • Dragon Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    The bridge was built to replace an old wooden bridge damaged by the earthquake in 1895. It has a large story since then, but after the recuperation in 2001 it has a very common look where only the sculpted dragons call our attraction. OK, I know that even a simple rock becomes remarkable when history passes by it...

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  • Radovljica

    Bled Things to Do

    This town is nearby (about $1 )( 15 min) by bus. Spend a morning and return and eat by the bus station. Very informative for children too. Especially see the BEE MUSEUM.(See off the beaten path for more.)

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  • Prvomajski trg/square

    Piran Things to Do

    Prvomajski Square used to be the main square in Piran before they filled the harbour up and created Tartini square in the 1890's. Today the square is a quiet little place with a nice wine bar, a small grocery store, a fish restaurant and a couple of shops. It´s right in the middle of the old town and a quiet and nice little place to chill out while...

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  • Ljubljanica River

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    A walk along the river is a good way to discover Ljubljana. I recommend you to go from Preseren square till Fuzine (about 6-7km). Unfortunately I had no time enough to do this, but I went till the sportiv park. Also are available excursions by boat - day and night.

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  • Town hall

    Piran Things to Do

    Built in location of the former town hall dating from the 13Th century, this big palace from the 19Th century, preceding the filling of the square, is a modern structure, displaying some statues and other antiques retired from the old construction.

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  • Ljubljana Church

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    The Cathedral of St. Nicolas (Stolna cerkev sv. Nikolaja) dominates the silhouette of Ljubljana. It was built in Baroque style between 1701 and 1708. In 1996 the cathedral was equipped with a new main bronze door in honour of the pope's visit. Directions: The Cathedral of St. Nicholas is situated on the right bank of the river Ljubljanica; just...

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  • Church of St. Klement.

    Piran Things to Do

    Unfortunately I could not go into the church when I have been there due to restauration works.The church is located on the far southern end of the town,close to the sea.On the tower there is also a lighthouse.

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  • Tivoli Park and Mansion

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    I just to live i Azbetova ulica and as marathoner my intention was to run a lot. The city is not a perfect place to jogging, but the Tivoli Park is, even in winter, of course there could rain a lot of snow and the paths are then more challenging. Take a look to picture, on summer time it is perfect place for picnic!

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  • Maritime museum

    Piran Things to Do

    The Maritime Museum Sergej Masera is housed in the Gabrielli Palace. This was built in the middle of he 19th century. Here you can see exibits on marine archaeology (amphorae...) under a ground floor covered with glass; a collection of ancient model ship replicas; tools for repairing and building ships, navigational instruments, sailors uniforms...

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  • Triple Bridges

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    The central element in touristy Ljubljana is this triple bridge. The central part is the original bridge, built in 1842 and designed by an Italian architect. In 1929, Joze Plecnik, trying to eliminate congestion in traffic, planned, and built, ending in 1932, two side narrow bridges for pedestrians. Nowadays all the area is closed to traffic...

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  • Kongresni square

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    A beautiful yellow Renaissance building houses the national Philharmonic orchestra, that according to a plaque in the facade was created in 1701. That seems to be wrong, meaning the construction of the building and not the creation of the orchestra.

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  • Town Hall & town square

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Between 1717 and 1719, Gregor Macek led the renovation of the former palace built in 1584 by Peter Bezlav. Mixing Baroque and Classicist styles, it seems to have a nice interior, where I would like to see at least the courtyard. I read that it is nice, with Hercules statue, Robba's fountain of Narcissus and other precious things, however there was...

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  • Flea Market

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    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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  • Franciscan Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    This church was built between 1646 and 1660 (due to financial difficulties, the facade was finished only in 1700) by the Augustinians, who lived there until the end of the 18th century, and were later replaced by the Franciscans, who made several changes until the 19Th century. The church got its actual image after an earthquake in 1895.

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  • Cooperative Bank Building

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    This street, starting in Preseren, is a large collection of very interesting buildings, where the top star is Cooperative bank. Built in 1922 by Ivan Vurnik, inspired in the Art Nouveau movement but including national elements in the decoration, the building cannot pass unnoticed - its colourful whole, based in a vivid red make it impossible. The...

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  • Serbian Orthodox Church

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    The Serbian Orthodox Church of SS. Cyril and Methodius was built between 1935 and 1940 by Serbian emigrants. The architectural interesting church consists of 5 domed towers with a golden crosses on top. Directions: The Serbian Orthodox Church is situated in a small green park off Presernova cesta; just near the entrance of the Tivoli Park.

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  • Cobbler's Bridge

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Stopping in this bridge in a walking tour of the city I heard the guide explaining a long story about the bridge, including the use of the columns to expose or to hang people in the antiquity. Well... The bridge was built in 1931, according to Plecnik plans, to replace an iron brige built in 1867 to replace a wooden bridge that replaced... Maybe in...

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  • Republic Square

    2 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Nowadays there aren't plenty of possibilities to see statues of communist leaders in Eastern Europe. Statues of Lenin are becoming an endangered species even in Russia, you can visit the Gruto Parkas in southern Lithuania or the Memento park (ex Szoborpark) near Budapest... and there are at least two miniature versions of the "Gruto parkas" in...

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  • Ursuline Church

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity, a church in Kongressni Trg, was built between 1718 and 1726 in the Baroque style. Designed by Carlo Martinuzzi, a Friulian architect,it has an extensive altar made of African marble, designed by Francesco Robba.

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  • University of Ljubljana

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Created in 1810, and one of the biggest universities in Europe, with more than 60000 students, this organization spreads all over the city, with many of its buildings in Krizanke. The main building, in Kongressni trg, is also the most beautiful, built in 1902 in location of the Austrian Provincial Palace.

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  • Krizanke

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    No, I didn't like this building, contrasting with the sober beauty of its neighbours. I thought that it was a modern church of one of those new religions, but I was wrong - it is a research institute, named Anton Melik Geographical Institute. A respectful purpose, but why the "aggression" the the area?

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  • NUK - National and university library

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    I told you to remember the name, didn't I? Plecnik (1872-1957) is almost synomynous with the city, considering how almost single-handedly he enriched the city with his architectural vision. Let me get my bearings and start from Kongresni Trg (Congress Sq) on the left bank of the river. You'll know it by the star-patterned pathways and the crowds...

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  • Parliment House

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    From an architectural point of view not quite sure whether to admire or to loathe. You'd better go and judge for yourself. The square in front - Republic Square or Trg republike - is a bit of a mess, I'm sorry to say.

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  • Roman Walls

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Jože Plecnik was very fond of his cones and pyramids and when he renovated the section of thr Roman wall along Mirje in the 1930s he decided to put a stone pyramid on top of the middle section. Why, I don't really know!

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  • Trnovo Church and Bridge

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    The present church was built between 1854 and 1857 on the site of the former church that dated from 1753. It assumed its present neo-Romanic appearance after the earthquake in 1895 when it was rebuilt by architect Raimund Jeblinger. The church was where poet Prešeren met the love of his life, Julija Primic. Unfortunately, the churches facade was...

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  • Robba Fountain

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Leaving Preseren Trg and crossing the Triple Bridge you will enter Ljubljana's Old Town and Mestni Trg. The Robba Fountain is located at the centre of mestni Trg just by the Town Hall and is one of Ljubljana's best examples of Baroque monumental architecture. the fountain is also also known as The Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers. It was built...

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  • Skyscraper

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    After walking north along Miklosiceva, we turned left at the square and headed west to the major street running parallel to it, Slovenska cesta and turned left to go see the Skyscraper, an attempt at an Art Deco building which was a popular building style in America in 1933 when it was built. In 1933 it was one of the tallest residential buildings...

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  • Levstikov Square

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    More than designing the new square, Plecnik introduced some modifications in most elements in this area. For instance, he replaced the column holding the Virgin's statue cast in 1682, by a new one, moving a fountain to another place in the gardened area.

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  • ŽALE - Ljubljana Cemetery

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Located to the North of the town is the Ljubljana cemetery or Zale. I found the main part of the cemetery uninteresting but there is a small section at the front of the cemetery which contains tombs, graves and buildings designed by Joze Plecnik which are really attractive. It takes about 15mins to walk here from the train station. Head to the...

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  • National Museum

    5 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    The National Museum of Slovenia has not a very large collection, but still has a couple of interesting things. The collection includes a large number of tombstones from roman times and items from the cultures who lived in the area during the past centuries. This includes a bone flute which is said to be around 50 000 years old making it the world's...

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  • National Gallery

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    The building dates from 1896 and it is resemblance of the czech National theatre. (it was built by czech arhitect Frantisek Edmund Skabrout) It used to be the National Centre untill became the home of the N.G. in 1925. There are the permanent exhibitions featuring slovenian arts troughout the time as well as various temprary exhibitions. THE...

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  • Vodnik Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Vodnik Square was built after the diocesan college and library situated in an old monastery were pulled down following the devastating earthquake of 1895. The space gained was used for the purposes of an open-air market which today features plenty of fruit and veg stalls. The square was named after Valentin Vodnik, whose monument by Alojzij Gangl...

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