Ljubljana Slovenia - The City of Dragons
Ljubljana Slovenia – The City of Dragons (Image Source – Pixabay)

Awarded in 2016 as the European Green Capital and located in southern central Europe, is Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia. A charming, small but cosy city that will tempt anybody with a desire of wanderlust.

Positioned in the heart of Slovenia, Ljubljana (Liubliana) is a beautiful place, that is perfect to visit all year round. However, with each different season offers many different activities and things to see and do in Ljubljana.

As the European Green Capital, the place offers a beautiful environment for people to appreciate and soak up. You must check out one of the Ljubljana walking tours which is totally free and you can enjoy the beauty of the downtown area.

There are many great things to do in Ljubljana for those visiting for the first time or recurring visitors you’ll find plenty to entertain you on your trip. By just taking a walk downtown, you will experience an outdoor museum with magnificent statues, monuments and buildings all around you.

 

Top Activities and Places to Visit in Ljubljana

 

Where to Eat in Ljubljana?

Ljubljana offers diverse restaurants from traditional Slovenian food to international cuisine. At the city centre, you will easily find food such as Asian, Mexican, Italian, Indian, Balkan and more.

Slovenian traditional food is delicious and something you must try when you are there. Some may joke about Slovenian being proud of their wine and sausages. But to be honest this is true, Slovenian cold meat products are very tasty. If you are looking for proper traditional food, we recommend you to visit the following places:

International food:

Sweets from Slovenia are pretty distinctive and tempting. Some of the typical Slovenian desserts are kremšnica, a deliciously creamy vanilla dessert, Gibanica, a layered pastry with walnuts, raisins, apples and other appetizing ingredients. In general, Slovenian desserts are exquisite.

If you are looking for something sweet and a good cup of coffee or tea, you should not lose the chance to visit these best cafes in Ljubljana:

 

Ljubljana Nightlife

With its unique crazy atmosphere and great music selection, Cirkus Club is in our top recommendations’ list.

Located on the top of a building in Ljubljana is Top Six Club, a place to be amazed by the view offered.

Good prices, quality music and open during the week! Shooters a bar with only female bartenders.

Cvetličarna hosts different event styles and is one of the biggest clubs in Ljubljana.

Parliament Pub is a place considered a must “pre-party” location in the city, enjoy the great atmosphere and cool style that the place offers.

 

Private Tours

Roundabout Tours offers different kinds of tours from beer experiences to biking in Ljubljana.

LjubljanaYum is for you if you want to eat like a local with a local. On this tour you’ll get to enjoy amazing food.

The boat Ljubljanica is a wooden boat tour that offers normal tourist rides and also features private river cruises.

The Moustache Tour is hosted by the three main figures of Slovenian history, Jože Plečnik, Ivan Cankar, and Rihard Jakopič will guide you to the key secrets of Ljubljana through its beautiful streets.

 

Where to Stay in Ljubljana?

There are many options available from Airbnb, hotels and hostels, you will find the right fit for you to spend the night.

If you have a tight budget here are a few of the many options to choose from:

 

Hostels

C-Punkt hostel

Celica

Tresor

Hostel 24

Rainbow Rooms

Hostel Sleeping Beauty

Kva Hostel

AdHoc Hostel

Airbnb

 

Hotels

Grand Hotel Union

Urban Hotel

Hotel Park

City Hotel Ljubljana

M Hotel

 

Transportation and the Ljubljana Card

The city of Ljubljana has excellent transportation services. One journey bus fare is only €1.20. This allows you to go around for 90-minutes no matter the number of buses you may need to change to get to your final destination.

The Ljubljana Travel Card entitles you to:

Free travel on city buses
One regular guided tour of the city
24 hours of WiFree Ljubljana
A free tourist boat cruise,
One free funicular to Ljubljana Castle.

The validity of this card is 24, 48 or 72 hours, and it starts once the card is activated. For more information about this.

 

Winter Events in Ljubljana

Christmas markets – Four Christmas markets held in its historic city centre to enjoy the cheerful atmosphere the city offers during this time of the year.

Christmas cribs- Depicting the birth of Jesus.

Tour of the festively decorated Ljubljana – Ljubljana is ranked among the most attractive European capitals with its December illuminations and Christmas fair. This is not to be missed.

Visit https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/december-in-ljubljana/

Ice skating in Ljubljana – A beautiful place to go ice skating in the city centre.

Another wonderful place to enjoy ice skating is at Tivoli Park LjubljanaCheck out this website for more information.

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