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10 Best Things to Do in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana is the capital and largest city in Slovenia. Visit the cleanest and greenest city in Europe.
Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Jun 12, 2021
Top Attractions in Ljubljana

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1. Ljubljana Castle
More than 900 years old castle stands tall over the hill and can be reached on foot or on the funicular train.

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There is a café, nightclub, galleries, as well as a restaurant in the main courtyard.

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2. Dragon Bridge
The Dragon Bridge can be seen on your way to the main market. The green dragon is hard to miss. It was one of the first reinforced concrete bridges built in Europe.
The tongue twister name of Ljubljana is pronounced, Loo-blyah-na. The “‘j’s” in Slovenian is pronounced as “y’s” in English.
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3. Prešeren Square
Prešeren Square is the area where all the major roads of the city meet. It is where all the major events of the city take place.
A huge statue of 19th-century poet France Prešeren is installed across the square.

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4. Triple Bridge
The three bridges decorated with stone balustrades and lanterns are located in the Preseren Square.
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The people of Ljubljana are environmentally conscience and make sure they recycle, use low-emission public transport or bicycles over cars.

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4. Tivoli Park
This elegant garden was landscaped in 1913 and extends to the slope of Rožnik Hills, it has a fish pond, botanical garden, and the largest green space to escape hectic city life.
6. Metelkova Mesto
Metelkova Mesto is different with graffiti artists creating magic on the city buildings. Those interested in graffiti arts should definitely visit this place. It's just 10 mins away from the old town.
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The dragon is the symbol of Ljubljana and their sculptures can be seen all over the city.
7. Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Do visit this cathedral to view mesmerizing and exquisite frescoes on its walls, ceilings, and bronze sculptured doors. The main doors have the history of Slovenia sculptured over them.

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8. Lake Bled
Visit Lake Bled or Lake Bohinj and caves in the surrounding area to spend a wonderful day at stunning locations.
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Ljubljana has risen like the phoenix after an earthquake in 1895 left the city in ruins. Visionaries rebuilt the city like a masterpiece throughout different periods of history.
9. Open Kitchen Market
Every Friday from late spring to late autumn, you can visit the Open Kitchen Market for the lunch of your life.
Cuisines from Slovenia as well as around the world are served here with the best drinks the country has to offer.

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10. Stand-Up Paddling
A popular activity in Slovenia, you can try this unique activity to explore Ljubljana. You can even try traditional boat tours and enjoy the scenes around Ljubljanica river.
The people of Ljubljana love eating farm-fresh food and never compromise on their health.
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Spend some time visiting different galleries and museums or enjoy a walk on the river bank. Ljubljana has many things to offer from history, art, nature, architecture, fun nightlife, and much more!