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 Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital, captivates with its romantic bridges and scenic waterways. The city's architecture showcases its rich cultural heritage. The historic centre, at the foot of a hill topped by the iconic Ljubljana Castle, is compact and easily explored on foot or by bike. Surrounded by lush landscapes, the city offers abundant opportunities for hiking, cycling, and outdoor activities.


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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.




Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 306 1215
Open October through May: Mon–Sat 8am–6pm, Sun 8am–3pm; June through September: daily 8am–9pm.


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Ljubljana, nestled halfway between Vienna and Venice, is a city where diverse historic and cultural influences converge, echoing elements of both these iconic cities. This picturesque town, brimming with romantic allure, boasts an ancient city centre that's easily navigable on foot. The architecture here is profoundly shaped by the renowned Jože Plečnik, whose work has left an indelible mark on his city of birth, much like Gaudí's impact on Barcelona. Ljubljana's landscape is also adorned with medieval, Baroque, and Secessionist touches. The city's most iconic symbol, the dragons of the Dragon Bridge, stand guard over the town.

Ljubljana exudes a laid-back, Mediterranean vibe, evident in the abundance of outdoor cafés, particularly along the Ljubljanica riverbanks, where people gather to unwind and soak in the views. The ancient city centre is a hub of constant activity, offering a rich cultural scene year-round, including numerous events. The warmer months bring free concerts, street performances, and various festivities.

The city's culinary scene is exceptional, blending traditional recipes, locally-sourced organic produce, Mediterranean influences, and modern techniques from local chefs. Slovenian wines, known for their distinct natural flavours, are also a highlight.

Situated at the heart of Slovenia, Ljubljana is a gateway to the country's natural wonders and famous landmarks, such as Lake Bled, Postojna Cave, the Slovenian Alps, the Karst region, and the coast of the Gulf of Trieste — all within easy reach.

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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.

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Ljubljana Castle

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Plečnik’s Ljubljana

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Dragon Bridge

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Ljubljana Cathedral

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River Ljubljanica & Its Bridges

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Prešeren Square

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National & University Library of Slovenia

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City Museum of Ljubljana

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National Museum of Slovenia

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National Gallery of Slovenia

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Museum of Modern Art

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Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM)

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Ljubljana Zoo

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Tivoli Park

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The Roman City of Emona

Slovene Ethnographic Museum/Visit Ljubljana

Slovene Ethnographic Museum

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International Centre of Graphic Arts

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Town Square & Town Hall

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Ljubljana Botanical Garden

Around Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a city where nature is always close at hand. In some areas, a mere 10-minute walk will take you to a forest or a field. The Central Slovenia region, encompassing Ljubljana and 25 smaller municipalities, contains stunning natural beauty, superb cuisine, and scenic landscapes. Step off the beaten path and discover what lies just beyond Ljubljana's doorstep.

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Velika Planina

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Kamniška Bistrica Valley

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Ljubljana Marshes

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Polhov Gradec

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Volčji Potok Arboretum

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Županova Jama Cave

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Terme Snovik Thermal Spa

Geoss Adventure Park/Visit Ljubljana

Geoss Adventure Park

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Bogenšperk Castle & Museum

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Technical Museum of Slovenia in Bistra Castle

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Ljubljana's culinary scene embraces the use of local ingredients and traditional cooking methods, offering a diverse range of dishes. Slovene cuisine blends influences from the Mediterranean, the Balkans, the Alps, and the Pannonian Basin. If you are eager to dive into this diverse culinary landscape, don’t miss the Central Market. With a bit of luck, you might even witness one of the culinary events held outdoors during the warm months.

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Strelec Restaurant

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Druga Violina

Vander Hotel/Visit Ljubljana

Vander Urbani Resort

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JB Restaurant

Žiga Koritnik

Hotel Slon

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Gostilna na Gradu

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Sokol Restaurant

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Restaurant at Hotel Cubo

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Most Restaurant

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Marley & Me

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Culinary House of Manna

Cubo Restaurant


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Gostilna Mihovec

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Gostilna Repnik

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Gostilna Belšak at Slavkov dom

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Gostilna pri Kuklju

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Relaxing and socialising in the outdoor bars and cafés in Ljubljana's old city centre is one of the city's most unique experiences. Those situated along the picturesque banks of the Ljubljanica are particularly popular.

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Cha Tea House

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TOZD bar

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Kavarna Union/Visit Ljubljana

Union Café

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Le Petit Café

Nebotičnik Bar/Visit Ljubljana

Nebotičnik Bar

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Grajska Kavarna

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LP Bar

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Zvezda/Visit Ljubljana

Kavarna Zvezda at Hotel Slon

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Slaščičarna pri vodnjaku

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Fetiche Patisserie & Fetiche Bar

Bars & Nightlife

Ljubljana is a lively city with plenty of clubs. Besides the regular ones playing electronic dance music, there are unique venues like Metelkova, known for its alternative scene, and popular Balkan folk parties among the youth. The old city centre is renowned for its laid-back vibe and numerous outdoor bars and cafés. On weekends, some transform into nightclubs, hosting DJ sets, wild parties and dance nights.

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Kino Šiška


Harat's Pub

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Union Pub

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Cirkus Club

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Cutty Sark Pub

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K4 Club

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Orto Bar

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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.

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BTC City

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Galerija Emporium

Nama/Visit Ljubljana


B.Jakše and S.Jeršič/Visit Ljubljana

Ljubljana Central Market

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Open-air Markets along Ljubljanica

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Rudnik Shopping Complex

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Mercator Center Ljubljana

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Piranske Soline

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Porcelain Catbriyur

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Steklarna Rogaška

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Idrija Lace Gallery

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Trgovina Ika

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Laura Etno Galerija

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Zlatarna Celje

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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.

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Open Kitchen (Odprta kuhna)

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Lighting Guerrilla (Svetlobna gverila)

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Art Market Ljubljana

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International Festival Druga Godba

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Ljubljana Wine Route

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Ana Desetnica Festival

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Ljubljana Festival

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Young Lions

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International Biennial of Graphic Arts

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BIO — Biennial of Design Ljubljana

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City of Women

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LIFFe — Ljubljana International Film Festival

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December in Ljubljana

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Tourist Information

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (Brnik) lies 26 kilometres from Ljubljana. A regular bus route, shuttles, private minibuses and taxis connect the airport to the city.

Address: Zgornji Brnik 130a


Phone: +386 4 206 10 00


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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 €1.30. Changing buses within 90 minutes from purchase is free-of-charge.





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BicikeLJ Bicycle Sharing

The BicikeLJ 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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Country code for Slovenia: +386
Regional code for Ljubljana: (0)1





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