What does Ljubljana look like?
One word: beautiful.
This small and vibrant city is probably your best pick when deciding where to start your adventure. It’s easy to fall in love with one of Europe’s greenest and most liveable cities that boasts a friendly cafe culture by day, and vibrant nightlife after the sun sets. With the lovely Ljubljanica river flowing right through the city centre, and over 280,000 residents, Ljubljana is the political, administrative, cultural, and economic centre of Slovenia. What will surprise you most about Slovenia’s capital (and Slovenia in general) is how much it contains in such a small area.
Besides, Ljubljana is a foodie's dream! With countless restaurants and cafes serving everything from delicious cakes to gourmet burgers, you could spend a month in this city and still discover new, yummy places to eat. And if you are by any chance visiting Ljubljana on Friday, check out Open Kitchen - a unique and most popular food market on the sunny side of the Alps.
First time visitors will want to visit the castle, the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the roman walls, the Triple Bridge and Dragon Bridge, Tivoli Park and the Central Market. Ljubljana Castle is arguably the main attraction for visitors to the city, but all that lies beneath it from the Old Town to Ljubljana’s 12 museums and galleries are more than worthy of further investigation. The extraordinary combination of treats, from the architecture of Jože Plečnik’s to the historic atmosphere of the Old Town to the occasional blast-to-the-past burst of retro-Yugoslav urban planning all work together in harmony to create this small and perfectly formed city.
When you get tired of sightseeing and exploring the city and its history, head to our favourite area in Ljubljana - Metelkova mesto.This "town within the city" is just a few minutes walk from Ljubljana’s city center and is everything but your typical neighborhood. It has its own vibe, walls covered by urban street art and bizarre buildings with barred windows. It’s weird, but in a good-way weird. It’s a place for everyone. It’s where artists, designers, punks, hippies, squatters, travellers and students hang out together. This autonomous culture zone especially transforms during the night when everything comes alive: art galleries, concerts and parties will make you want to come back!