Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, is an easy place to visit. Pronounced Lub-lee-arna, this University town has a relaxed atmosphere, an old town that’s picture perfect and a Friday food festival that draws the locals out to soak up the sunshine, eat, drink and socialise. Venture along the river away from the Triple Bridge toward Ljubljana Sluice Gates and the atmosphere becomes bohemian and alternative. The streets are full of surprising statues that range from main stream to bizarre.
What You Will Find in This Post
- Top Things to See in Ljubljana
- The Triple Bridge Ljubljana
- Franciscan Church Ljubljana
- Art Deco Buildings Ljubljana
- Grand Union Hotel Ljubljana
- Ljubljana University
- Trubarjeve Cesta Ljubljana
- Ljubljana Street Art
- Ljubljana Castle
- Ljubljana Dragon
- St. Nicholas Church Ljubljana
- Ljubljana Town Hall.
- Ljubljanica River Ljubljana
- Open Air Kitchen Ljubljana
- Hercules Fountain Ljubljana
- Ljubljana Statues
- Butchers Bridge Ljubljana
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Top Things to See in Ljubljana
The Triple Bridge Ljubljana
The Triple Bridge connects the old city with the new at Prešeren Square.
Franciscan Church Ljubljana
Franciscan Church in the square catching the afternoon sun.
Art Deco Buildings Ljubljana
Art Deco street off Prešeren square.
Grand Union Hotel Ljubljana
Ljubljana Grand Union Hotel one block from Prešeren square (1903) the first modern hotel.
University Town Prešeren square.
Trubarjeve Cesta Ljubljana
Trubarjeva Cesta is a great street to explore. Authorities removed the shoes on Cobbler’s Bridge but these remained.
Ljubljana Street Art
Triple Bridge to Castle from Prešeren square.
The Castle accessed by road, walking track or lift.
View from the Castle, taking in the old town at the base and new town into the distance.
View from the Nebotičnik “Skyscraper” to Castle.
The City’s Emblem Dragon. This one on Dragon Bridge.
St. Nicholas Church Ljubljana
St. Nicholas Church at the base of Castle hill, taken from the Nebotičnik “Skyscraper”.
Ljubljana Town Hall.
Ljubljanica River Ljubljana
Sluice gates on the Ljubljanica River as it flows through town.
Open Air Kitchen Ljubljana
Open Air Kitchen is a food market and social gathering that is high on everyone’s list including locals and visitors. Food prepared by local chefs. Don’t miss this.
Hercules Fountain Ljubljana
Hercules fountain at the meeting of Gornji Trg and Stari Trg in the old town.
Satyr statue on the love-locked Butcher’s Bridge. Ljubljana is full of such statues.
Butchers Bridge Ljubljana
Market crowd spilling onto Butcher’s Bridge.
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