Slovenia Things to Do

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Slovenia Things to Do

  • Ljubljana Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    With only a day for the city (and Fernanda needing "accidentally" to do some shopping) we had to skip the castle. With time, I would have seen the three dimensions film about Ljubljana history, and browse the exhibition of local artifacts. We can't have everything...

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  • Lake Bled

    5 out of 5 stars

    Bled Things to Do

    Interesting place to visit... with good views along the river . the lake island is famous with its glorious church and don t forget the famous wishing bell :)) in my opinion, when you ll visit Slovenia, take your time in each place visited, savour it and feel it . Slovenia offers a great nature and if you like practicing hiking , it s the ideal...

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  • Tartini's square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Piran Things to Do

    This wide oval square is the center of the city, with the best buildings around it, and with the other attractions at short distance in all directions. Its placed was formerly occupied by the port, but the bad smells that affected town hall, built in 1872, and sanitary reasons, justified that, in 1984, it was filled in, building the large...

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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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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    As you wander the old town, take your time and look at the details. It could be a carving of a face on the wall, intricate metal work on a railing, a statue, a fountain. The beauty of Ljubljana is in the detail. When we travelled to Bled we heard the man sitting behind us tell two young English visitors not to bother looking at Ljubljana and head...

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  • Bled Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bled Things to Do

    This stunning castle stands perched on a rock towering over Lake Bled. The castle looks different from different angles as you walk around the lake and in different weather conditions. On our one day visit we had brilliant sunshine, rolling clouds, heavy rain and actually the changes these brought to all the scenery was worth experiencing in...

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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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  • Prešeren Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Preseren Square has a statue of France Preseren, Slovenia’s most famous poet overshadowed by the poetic muse. In a corner of the square his lover gazes across at him. Preseren Square is surrounded by beautiful buildings such as the salmon pink Franciscan Church, which is lovely and peaceful inside. This church dates from the seventeenth century....

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  • VINTGAR GORGE

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bled Things to Do

    In 1893 the gorge was opened to the public. It is created by the Radovna river, which runs through the gorge. Every winter takes its toll and people have to rebuilt or restore the path through the gorge. It is breathtaking, the water is very clear. Opening hours: The Gorge is open every day from 8.00 to 19.00. Admissions 2014: Adults € 4,00 6-14...

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  • Venetian house

    Piran Things to Do

    This red palace on Tartini Square is a beautiful example of Venetian Gothic architecture. It was built in the 15th century and is the oldest building on the square. The detail of the Gothic balcony work is particularly striking and worth a close up look.

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  • Dragon Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Dragon Bridge marks one end of Ljubljana old town.There are four fearsome looking dragons - one on each corner of the bridge. Butchers’ Bridge is near the market and presumably was once the meat selling area. It is lined with statues and like so many bridges nowadays covered with lovers’ padlocks. Triple Bridge is a three part bridge leading from...

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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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  • 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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  • 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

    The small medieval square in the centre of the Old Town was Piran's central hub until the construction of Tartini square by the harbour. Today it is a relaxing space to escape the summer heat. An ancient water cistern is its main architectural feature. The two weathered statues guarding the top of the steps leading to the square represent Law and...

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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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  • 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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  • Ljubljanica River

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    i still in love with this city ... i liked slovenia. Slovenia is a kind of magic world. I appreciate the authenticity of its citisen. its a clean country and veeeeeery safe. great views around the lake ... and the castel in ljubljiana. it s easy to visti other sites : postonja xastle, skocjan caves or Lake of Bled fron the capital .. it s well...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tartini Square

    Piran Things to Do

    This expansive oval-shaped marble square is the central feature of Piran and a good place to sit and pass the time people-watching. It was originally the inner dock of the harbour but was filled in due to the accumulation of sewage. A good decision, it has to be said! The statue is of the Piran-born composer and violinist Guiseppe Tartini whose...

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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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  • 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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  • Kongresni square

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Kongresni Trg is a lovely square with some university buildings, a church and some Roman remains. The church here is the early Baroque Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity. There is a gold statue of an ancient Roman man here. It is based on a real statue found in the excavation of the remains of Emona.

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  • Town Hall & town square

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    The town hall is near the cathedral. Outside it there is a lovely fountain of the three rivers. We had a look at the free exhibition in the town hall which was OK but had no English information. The town hall was built in 1484 and was later extended in the early eighteenth century by Gregor Macek.

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  • Serbian Orthodox Church

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    The Serbian Orthodox Church on the northwest corner of town is definitely worth a visit. The intricate frescoes on the walls and ceiling are certainly a sight to behold. Do try to be sensitive and remember this is a holy place, as some of the worshipers appear to be less than thrilled with foreign visitors.

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  • Republic Square

    2 out of 5 stars

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    Republike Trg was being restored when we visited. The parliament is here and there are some stark Soviet style buildings plus some typical communist style sculptures. Republic Square used to be known as Revolution Square. This is the largest of all Ljubljana's squares. It was designed in the late 20th century by Edvard Ravnikar. Slovenia declared...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • National Museum

    4.5 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • World trade ceter

    Ljubljana Things to Do

    World Trade Center Ljubljana, was constructed as a 15-story business center opened in September 1993. Office Tower is the tallest building in Slovenia so far. The whole complex includes Office Tower, Shopping Mall garage and not long ago opened Hotel.

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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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