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Ljubljana Tourism

 Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is the nexus of Europe. Namely, the unique character of Ljubljana is made up of the influences of various cultures, while its distinctive image is the result of a diverse and alluring history. Ljubljana is a picturesque city of romantic bridges, co-existing in harmony with its own river; a city with an exquisite architecture, full of vibrant cultural creativity. Ljubljana’s ancient centre at the foot of the hill, overlooked by Ljubljana Castle, is relatively small and easily accessible on foot or by bicycle. The lush vegetation surrounding the city guarantees plenty of outdoor hiking, cycling and recreational opportunities.

currency

Euro – €1 = 100 cents

phone

113 Police
112 Emergency telephone number: fire and rescue, ambulance
1987 Traffic information – AMZS Road Assistance (Automobile Association of Slovenia)

newspaper

Major newspapers: Delo, Dnevnik

Foreign-language newspapers: The Slovenia Times

hours

The majority of shops in the city centre of Ljubljana are open between Monday and Friday from 8.00am to 7.00pm, Saturday from 8.00am to 1.00pm.

The shopping centres at the city’s outskirts are open between Monday and Saturday from 8.00am to 9.00pm, Sunday from 8.00am to 3.00pm.

population

283,000

info

Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2
Phone: +386 1 306 1215
E-mail: tic@visitljubljana.si
Open:
• October – 31 May: every day from 8.00am to 7.00pm
• June – 30 September: every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm

Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (STIC)
Krekov trg 10
Phone: +386 1 306 4575, 306 4576
E-mail: stic@visitljubljana.si
Open:
• October – 31. May: between Monday and Friday from 8.00am to 7.00pm: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9.00am to 5.00pm
• June – 30 September: every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm

www.visitljubljana.com

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www.visitljubljana.com

Ljubljana Tourism

Ljubljana

Ljubljana is located half way between Vienna and Venice. It is marked by the peculiar intersection of different historic and cultural influences, including the elements of both of the mentioned cities.

Ljubljana is a picturesque town full of romantic attractions. Its ancient city centre can easily be travelled around on foot. Its architecture was distinctively influenced by the famous Jože Plečnik, giving the city, which was the place of his birth, a permanent seal, similar to Gaudi in Barcelona. Ljubljana is also unmistakably marked by medieval, Baroque and Secession elements. The most recognisable symbol of Ljubljana are the dragons of the Dragon Bridge protecting the city.

The atmosphere in Ljubljana is relaxed and reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Proof of this is the abundance of outdoor cafés, especially near the banks of the Ljubljanica, which are the favourite destinations of everybody looking to relax while mingling and enjoying the scenery.
The ancient city centre is always bustling with activity. All the year-round, Ljubljana provides a rich cultural offer, including many events. During the warmer months, several no-admission concerts are held, along with street performances and other happenings.

Ljubljana also boasts an extraordinary culinary offer, combining traditional recipes, locally grown organic food, the influence of the Mediterranean and modern techniques of the resident chefs. Also excellent are Slovene wines, characterised by pronounced natural aromas.

Ljubljana is located in the very centre of Slovenia. The natural sights and globally renowned landmarks, such as Bled and the Postojna Cave, the Alps of Slovenia, Karst and the coast are virtually at your fingertips.

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Ljubljana Card

Ljubljana Card is your best price ticket to all Ljubljana's major sights and public transport. With it you can also take advantage of a number of other great benefits.

Other benefits include a regular guided tour of the city, 24-hour access to WiFree Ljubljana, the city's wireless internet network, a free tourist boat cruise, and a free funicular and tourist road train ride to Ljubljana Castle.

Buy Ljubljana Card and save up to €165!

The card validity period (24, 48 or 72 hours) begins to run from the moment when the card is activated.

Prices:

24-hour card: €31.00
24-hour children's card: €18.00

48-hour card: €39.00
48-hour children's card: €23.00

72-hour card: €45.00
72-hour children's card: €27.00

Buy your Ljubljana Card online and save 10% on the card price!

http://www.visitljubljana.com/en/ljubljana-card

Dragon Bridge Ljubljana Tourism

Top 10

Discover the top 10 sights of Ljubljana.

Dunja Wedam

Ljubljana Castle

Dunja Wedam

Plečnik’s Ljubljana

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Dragon Bridge

B.Jakše and S.Jeršič

Ljubljana Central Market

B. Kladniik

Ljubljana Cathedral

Dunja Wedam

The Ljubljanica and the Bridges

Dunja Wedam

Prešeren Square

M. Paternoster

The City Museum of Ljubljana

Dunja Wedam

The National Museum of Slovenia

Dunja Wedam

Tivoli Park

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Do & See

Ljubljana is a picturesque city whose image is the product of various historical periods, though it has been marked most notably by the creations of the architect Jože Plečnik. It is distinguished by Ljubljana Castle located on the hill above the city, the Ljubljanica with its wondrous bridges and romantic banks, as well as testimonials and numerous stories from its rich and abundant past accompanying you with every step.

Dunja Wedam

Ljubljana Castle

Dunja Wedam

Plečnik’s Ljubljana

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Dragon Bridge

B.Jakše and S.Jeršič

Ljubljana Central Market

B. Kladniik

Ljubljana Cathedral

Dunja Wedam

The Ljubljanica and the Bridges

Dunja Wedam

Prešeren Square

B.Jakše and S.Jeršič

The National and University Library

M. Paternoster

The City Museum of Ljubljana

Dunja Wedam

The National Museum of Slovenia

Dunja Wedam

The National Gallery of Slovenia

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The Museum of Modern Art

MSUM

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM)

Dunja Wedam

Ljubljana Zoo

Dunja Wedam

Tivoli Park

Dunja Wedam

Emona – Roman remains

Slovene Ethnographic Museum

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum

Egon Kase

The International Centre of Graphic Arts

Dunja Wedam

The Town Square

J. Bavcon

The Ljubljana Botanical Garden

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Dining

Ljubljana’s culinary offer is characterised by local ingredients, the adherence to traditional cooking methods as well as the diversity of dishes. Slovene cuisine combines the influences of the Mediterranean and the Balkans, of the Alps and of the Pannonian Basin. Visitors who wish to fully immerse themselves into this world of diversity must not forget to see the Central Market. With a bit of luck, they might even witness one of the culinary events held outdoors during the warm months.

Kaval Group

Strelec Restaurant

Marko Delbello Ocepek

Restaurant Atelje

Druga violina

Druga violina

Monstera Bistro

Monstera Bistro

Vander Hotel

Vander Restaurant

JB Restaurant

JB Restaurant

Soba 102

Soba 102

Maxim

Maxim

Žiga Koritnik

Restaurant Slon 1552

Gostilna na gradu

Na Gradu Restaurant

Valvas'or

Valvas'or

Sushimama

Sushimama

Sokol

Sokol Restaurant

TaBar

TaBar

Hotel Cubo

Hotel Cubo Restaurant

Güjžina

Güjžina

Christian Volpi

Shambala

Most Restaurant

Most Restaurant

Šestica Restaurant

Šestica Restaurant

Marley & Me

Marley & Me

Špajza

Špajza

Manna

Culinary House of Manna

Cubo Restaurant

Cubo Restaurant

Aleš Fevžer

Gostišče Grič

Gostilna Mihovec

Gostilna Mihovec

Gostilna Repnik

Gostilna Repnik

Gostilna Belšak

Gostilna Belšak

Aleš Fevžer

Gostilna pri Kuklju

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Cafes

One of the most distinct experiences in Ljubljana is to relax and mingle in the outdoor bars and cafés in the old city centre. Especially popular are those located on the beautiful banks of the Ljubljanica.

CHA

CHA

Pritličje

Pritličje

TOZD

TOZD bar

Daktari

Daktari

Zvezda Café

Zvezda Café

SEM Café

SEM Café

Slamič Café

Slamič Café

Kavarna Union

Union Café

Bojan Stepančič

Le Petit Café

Nebotičnik Bar

Nebotičnik Bar

Lolita

Lolita

Dunja Wedam

Castle Café

LP bar

LP Bar

Cacao

Cacao Café

Zvezda

Zvezda Slon Café

Pri vodnjaku

Slaščičarna pri vodnjaku

Fetiche

Fetiche

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Bars & Nightlife

Ljubljana is a vibrant city with an abundance of clubs. Beside regular clubs which play electronic dance music, there are also different venues, such as Metelkova known for its alternative scene, or “Balkan” folk parties popular among the young. The old city centre is famous for its relaxed atmosphere and endless outdoor bars and cafés. During weekends, some are transformed into nightclubs, hosting DJ performances, wild parties and dance nights.

Viberate

Tonight

Marko Delbello Ocepek

Tobačna

Dunja Wedam

Metelkova

Miha Fras

Kino Šiška

Žiga Intihar

Top Six Club

Central Station

Central Station

Patrick's Irish Pub

Patrick's Irish Pub

Pivnica Union

Pivnica Union

Cirkus klub

Cirkus Club

Lucija Seljak

Prulček Bar

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

Klub K4

K4 Club

Orto bar

Orto Bar

Gostilna As

As Aperitivo

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Shopping

Ljubljana offers a wide selection of products by renowned brands as well as local producers. When in the old city centre, don’t forget to visit the Central Market as well as the occasional outdoor fair. The eastern edge of the city is also the location of one of the largest shopping complexes in Europe, BTC City.

BTC City

BTC City

Galerija Emporium

Galerija Emporium

Nama

Nama

Maximarket

Maximarket

B.Jakša and S.Jeršič

Central Market

Dunja Wedam

The Ljubljanica Bank – Open Air Markets

Mercator

Mercator Centre Ljubljana

Dunja Wedam

TIC Shop Ljubljana

Piranske soline

Piranske soline – Piran Salt Flats

Porcelain Catbriyur

Porcelain Catbriyur

Branko Pilih

Prodajni salon Steklarna Rogaška

Galerija idrijske čipke

Galerija idrijske čipke – Idrija Lace Gallery

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Kraševka

Trgovina Ika

Trgovina Ika

Laura Etno galerija

Laura Etno galerija

Zlatarna Celje

Zlatarna Celje

Balthazar

Balthazar -the wine store

Rudnik Shopping Complex

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Accommodations

Whether you visit Ljubljana for business reasons or a holiday, your comfort will be well catered for. The range of the city's accommodation is designed to suit visitors' diverse needs and financial situations.

Intercontinental Ljubljana

Intercontinental Ljubljana

Grand Hotel Union

Grand Hotel Union Executive

Grand Hotel Union

Grand Hotel Union Business

Žiga Koritnik

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon

Hostel Celica

Celica Art Hostel

David Rallita

Hotel Cubo

Grand Hotel Union

Hotel Lev

City Hotel Ljubljana

City Hotel Ljubljana

Grand Hotel Union

Central Hotel

Žiga Koritnik

Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa

M. Kambič

Vander Urbani Resort

Hotel Emonec

Hotel Emonec

Hotel Park

B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park

Allegro Hotel

Allegro Hotel

Four points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

Four points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

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Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

M. Kambič

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana

Hotel Meksiko

Hotel Meksiko

Lesar Hotel Angel

Lesar Hotel Angel

Adora Hotel

Adora Hotel

Hostel Tresor

Hostel Tresor

M Hotel

M Hotel

Hotel Nox

Hotel Nox

Bit Center Hotel

Bit Center Hotel

Ambient Hotel

Ambient Hotel

Hotel Malograjski dvor

Hotel Malograjski dvor

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Tourist Information

Ljubljana by Wheelchair

The mobile app Ljubljana by Wheelchair includes the most important information for disabled persons using wheelchairs. It includes lists of accessible establishments in the following categories: Sleep, Drink, Eat, See, Do, Shop and Toilet. It also offers general information on Ljubljana and an offline map of the city.

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Website: https://www.ljubljanabywheelchair.com

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Airport

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (Brnik) lies 26 kilometres from Ljubljana.

Regular bus route: https://www.fraport-slovenija.si/en/

Shuttles, private minibuses and taxis: https://www.fraport-slovenija.si/en/passengers-and-visitors/getting-here

Flight schedule information: phone +386 4 206 1981

Address: Zgornji Brnik 130a

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Website: www.lju-airport.si

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Public Transport

Public transport is provided by urban and suburban buses of Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP).

The bus fare is paid via the Urbana stored-value card (card price €2.00 + bus fare). One bus fare equals €1.20. Changing buses within 90 minutes from purchase is free-of-charge.

Ljubljana Tourist Card: Free-of-charge LPP bus fares during the entire period of the card’s validity (24, 48 or 72 hours).

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Website: www.visitljubljana.com/en/ljubljana-and-central-slovenia/traffic-transport/

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Ljubljana Card

Explore the city with the help of the Ljubljana Card and save money!

Ljubljana Card includes:
• A visit to every major landmark
• One tour of the city (available daily)
• Free-of-charge bus fares
• 24-hour access to the city’s wireless Internet network WiFree Ljubljana
• A tourist boat ride and other benefits

Save up to €165.00 using the Ljubljana Card!

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Website: https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/ljubljana-card/

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Bicike(LJ) – City Bicycle

The Bicike(LJ) system is comprised of numerous automatic bicycle rental terminals. Bicycle rental is free-of-charge, though restricted to one hour per bicycle. Before the hour expires, you can return the bicycle to the terminal and rent a “fresh” one after five minutes.

The system may be used following an online registration which costs €1.00.

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Website: www.bicikelj.si

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WiFree Ljubljana – city Wi-Fi network

WiFree Ljubljana offers 60 minutes of free Internet access in the direct city centre. The network can be accessed following a registration at http://www.wifreeljubljana.si.

Ljubljana Card: Free-of-charge 24-hour Internet access.

The access to www.visitljubljana.com and other municipal websites is unrestricted.

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Website: www.wifreeljubljana.si

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Telephone

Country code: +386 – Slovenia
Regional code: 01 – Ljubljana

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Electricity

220V

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Ana Desetnica street theatre festival Ljubljana Tourism

Events

Ljubljana is famous for its year-round lively cultural events. Slovenia boasts extremely creative cultural production, while the city of Ljubljana also often hosts world-famous artists. One of Ljubljana’s specialties is a large number of free open-air events held on the streets and squares of the ancient city centre, especially during summer and the festive month of December.

Event programme: http://www.visitljubljana.com/en/events.

Dunja Wedam

Open Kitchen

Tamra Langus

Lighting Guerilla

Stane Jeršič

Art Market Ljubljana

Druga godba

International Festival “Druga godba”

Jana Jocif

Ljubljana Wine Route

Dunja Wedam

Ana Desetnica Festival

Imago Sloveniae

Summer in Ljubljana Old Town

Sandi Fišer

Ljubljana Festival

Bunker Productions

Young Lions

Gert Jan van Rooij

International Biennial of Graphic Arts

Mini teater

Medieval Days

Nejc Mekiš

November Gourmet Ljubljana

LIFFe - International Film Festival

LIFFe - International Film Festival

Dunja Wedam

December in Ljubljana

BIO – Biennial of Design Ljubljana

City of Women

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Around Ljubljana

Ljubljana is not just a people-friendly and green city, but is also literally surrounded by nature. In some parts of Ljubljana it takes just about 10 minutes walk to reach a forest or a field. The Central Slovenia region, including Ljubljana and 25 small municipalities surrounding the city, is filled with natural beauty, excellent cuisine and picturesque landscapes. Venture off the beaten track and explore what's on Ljubljana's doorstep.

Peter Podobnik

Kamnik

Ana Pogačar

Velika planina

Jošt Gantar

Kamniška Bistrica Valley

Jošt Gantar

Ljubljana Marshes

Aleš Fevžer

Polhov Gradec

Jure Korber

Volčji Potok Arboretum

Jaka Ivančič

Županova jama Cave

Aleš Fevžer

Terme Snovik Thermal Spa

GEOSS Adventure Park

GEOSS Adventure Park

Aleš Fevžer

Ljubljanica River Exhibition

Iztok Medja

Bogenšperk Castle and Museum

Jošt Gantar

Bistra Castle: Technical Museum of Slovenia

RTC Krvavec

Krvavec