Ljubljana Holidays

You can rest assured when one of a nation's greatest national heroes is a poet (France Prešeren), Ljubljana (and Slovenia) might just be unique. One of the smallest capitals in Europe with 300,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana has a thriving university culture and art scene. However, it doesn't have any famed museums or world-renowned attractions. This is ... Read more
part of the city's charm, as the main pastime here is simply wandering the cobblestone streets by the Ljubljanica river, sipping coffee at a cafe or appreciating the striations of architecture dating back 500 years. Those young at heart should head out to Metelkova, where former military barracks have become a haven for nightclubs, bars and art galleries. Most restaurants serve a Slovenian delicacy: horse meat (try a horseburger!). Most hotels have been built in the past 20 years, and are a quick walk or taxi ride from the central train station.

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Things to see and do in Ljubljana

  • Dragon Bridge
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  • Ljubljana Castle
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  • The Triple Bridge (Tromostovje)
    9.122 reviews
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  • Skocjan Caves
    10.014 reviews
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Top Ljubljana restaurants

  • Gostilna na gradu
    9.47 reviews
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  • STRELEC Restaurant
    8.02 reviews
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  • Marley & Me
    8.67 reviews
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  • Zvezda Café
    9.04 reviews
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    Art & Design Lovers
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    History Buffs
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    Green Travellers

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The most beautiful tiny city in Europe... quaint and charming, with the loveliest people.

Recommended for:Budget TravellersFoodiesGreen TravellersArt & Design Lovers

Ljubljana is beautiful and everything is so close together, it is easy to explore and still preserves its own unique culture.

Recommended for:BackpackersHistory BuffsAdventure Travellers

What's not to love about Ljubljana? The Slovenian capital has little in the way of name recognition and boasts no must-see sights, but still manages to charm. How's that? With its pretty old town, lovely riverside, relatively low prices, laid-back vibe and superb collection of bars, restaurants and cafes, it's an incredibly pleasant to simply hang out. Chill out with a coffee at the riverside, take an amble thru Ljubljana Castle, then stroll up to the top of Tivoli Park for some great views.

Recommended for:BackpackersHistory Buffs

It's hard to put a finger on what made Ljubljana special for me. It could be the walkability and the fact that everything seems so close at hand. It could be that the buildings look so pretty and elegant and it makes you feel fancy. It could be that the food was fantastic and decently priced so I could "splurge" every day. I didn't go to any museums or what I would usually do. But rather just wandered. In total, I was there for 5 days but it didn't seem that long. It's the kind of city you can feel very comfortable in right away. Slovenian people were very friendly and I would not hesitate to come back soon.

Recommended for:FoodiesHipstersArt & Design Lovers

Ljubljana is an incredibly charming European city. I took a walking tour and loved it.

Recommended for:Budget TravellersFamily TravellersLuxury TravellersHistory Buffs

Very beautiful city in Slovenia! I love the old and historic buildings and the friendly people.
I'd like to come back in summer when it's warm and sunny. It must be awesome to sit outside and listen to the street musicians or walk threw the city and do some shopping!

Recommended for:Budget TravellersFoodiesNightlife Lovers

Can't believe this city have powerful nightlife, i ate a lovely mini cake in market ,live as locals and I love Ljubljana!!
BTW, I changed my hair color in Slovenia

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After one amazing weekend, the biggest surprise was a local girl telling us that we chose a terrible time to visit (Summer!!!). Can't imagine how amazing this place must be on the winter...

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Ljubljana is a truly beautiful small European city. Slovenian people are so nice! Be sure to take a coffee or local beer outside on a terrace if it's warm.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers

Ljubljana is underwhelming compared to other European capitals. With a population of a little over 270,000, Slovenia's "big city" is walkable in an afternoon, with particularly spectacular views and an idyllic "Triple Bridge" that runs over the city's river. There are no major attractions here, making it the perfect place to saunter around without worrying about squeezing in a lot in a short amount of time.

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