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Ljubljana Travel Guide

General Info

Argonauts have found a lake between modern cities Vrhnika and Ljubljana. This is where Jason defeated a monster. This monster is the dragon on the coat of arms and flag of the city. Multi-winged dragons decorate the dragon bridge. This bridge, built between 1900 and 1901, is the work of Zaninovic. The dragon is also the symbol of the nearby Austrian city of Klagenfurt, which has been the spiritual center of Slovenia for centuries.

About Transportation

Airport – City Center Transportation

In Europe there is usually a train or metro from airports to city centers. But since Ljubljana is a small city, neither of them exists. So you have two options. One of them is a taxi. You can reach the city center by taxi in 20 minutes. The other option is transportation by bus.

Places to Visit

Preseren Square

The most important square in the city. It was named after France’s famous poet France Preseren. The square is also very calm in relation to the city population. But it’s the meeting point for the Ljubljanans. There is also the Franciscan Church in the square. Although it is very empty during the winter months, it becomes a bit more fun with the street performers in the summer.

Ljubjana Castle

Ljubjana Castle is the point you see on the hilltop of the city. You can get to the castle by funicular, where you can see the city 360 and the first place to be seen in Ljubjana. The castle has a puppet museum, dungeons to visit, a viewing terrace and a 5-minute documentary room on the castle’s history. Here you can learn a lot from the construction of the castle to its activities. Another detail about the castle is that it is extremely modern.

Triple bridge

Perhaps the most interesting point of the city. An interesting architect formed by the merger of three bridges. The foundation is quite old. It goes back to the 1280s. The bridge is located on the Ljubljanaca River. Today it is only used by pedestrians.

Metelkova

This was a military barracks in the past. Until 1991, the region was used as barracks under Yugoslav military control. However, with the declaration of independence of Slovenia in 1991, these soldiers withdrew. When the period government did not touch this area, which was abandoned in 1991, a group of young Slovenian people took over the region. This group consists of well-known activists, artists and supporters of the city. After conquering the region, they tell the government that they will use it freely and will not harm anyone. While this is not welcomed by the Slovenian State, it is accepted for respect of ideas and remains to this day.

Tivoli Park

It is preferred for hiking and sports in winter, and in the summer it turns into a festive atmosphere. From sitting on the grass to picnicking to karaoke, you can come across a lot of fun. It’s also a good spot for photography fans. Ljubljanans come here for more walking and walking their dogs. Extremely relaxing and a great park. The park also has a few cafes.

Slovenia National Gallery

A spot where the works of Slovenian artists are found. You can see many rare works from the period from the 12th century to the 20th century. It is a museum that Slovenians take pride and care about.

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