About 260,000 people call Ljubljana in Slovenia home.
From here it’s about 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the northeast to Graz, Austria and 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the east to Zagreb County, Croatia.
Public places and civic squares are the ideal locations to feel the pulse of a city, and these popular spots in Ljubljana are some of those special places. Grab a map and your camera and head to Town Square and Trg Republike, two of the best-loved public squares in city. Preseren Square and National Heroes Square are two of the other great spots worth investigating if you have the time.
Step back into the past and get a glimpse of what life was like many years ago by visiting the castles in the vicinity. Ljubljana Castle and Tivoli Castle are just two examples of the old defense buildings in this region.
The Ljubljana Opera House is one of the best venues to catch the performing arts in the Ljubljana area. Before showtime, why not treat yourself to a few drinks with friends at one of the nearby restaurants or bars.
The main zoo in the region, Ljubljana Zoo, is a great location to take your children for an exciting and entertaining day watching native animals up close. Ask about feeding times and discover some of the zoo’s favorite inhabitants.
Leave the ordinary behind in Ljubljana by stepping though the doors of the National Museum of Slovenia. Take advantage of the quiet spaces, ask the friendly staff about any temporary displays, pick up a souvenir at the gift shop or just explore the relics of the past.
In this culture-rich city you’ll find some remarkable exhibit spaces, including the National Gallery of Slovenia, where art and history lovers can see local exhibits. Study the displays, admire the art, browse the various galleries and try the interactive exhibits.
An iconic religious building, among the most popular of the many heritage sites in the city, is the St. Nicholas Cathedral. Visit this special place to learn about its cultural significance as well as to study its design.
Ljubljana is one of those places that becomes a richer experience for those who prepared to venture away from the main sights. The Metelkova, The Robba Fountain, the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and the Illyrian Monument worth visiting if you have an extra day or two up your sleeve.