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Ljubljana

 Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is the nexus of Europe. Namely, the unique character of Ljubljana is made up of the influences of various cultures, while its distinctive image is the result of a diverse and alluring history. Ljubljana is a picturesque city of romantic bridges, co-existing in harmony with its own river; a city with an exquisite architecture, full of vibrant cultural creativity. Ljubljana’s ancient centre at the foot of the hill, overlooked by Ljubljana Castle, is relatively small and easily accessible on foot or by bicycle. The lush vegetation surrounding the city guarantees plenty of outdoor hiking, cycling and recreational opportunities.

currency

Euro – €1 = 100 cents

phone

113 Police
112 Emergency telephone number: fire and rescue, ambulance
1987 Traffic information – AMZS Road Assistance (Automobile Association of Slovenia)

newspaper

Major newspapers: Delo, Dnevnik

Foreign-language newspapers: The Slovenia Times

hours

The majority of shops in the city centre of Ljubljana are open between Monday and Friday from 8.00am to 7.00pm, Saturday from 8.00am to 1.00pm.

The shopping centres at the city’s outskirts are open between Monday and Saturday from 8.00am to 9.00pm, Sunday from 8.00am to 3.00pm.

population

283,000

info

Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2
Phone: +386 1 306 1215
E-mail: tic@visitljubljana.si
Open:
• October – 31 May: every day from 8.00am to 7.00pm
• June – 30 September: every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm

Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (STIC)
Krekov trg 10
Phone: +386 1 306 4575, 306 4576
E-mail: stic@visitljubljana.si
Open:
• October – 31. May: between Monday and Friday from 8.00am to 7.00pm: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9.00am to 5.00pm
• June – 30 September: every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm

www.visitljubljana.com

website

www.visitljubljana.com

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

Ljubljana is located half way between Vienna and Venice. It is marked by the peculiar intersection of different historic and cultural influences, including the elements of both of the mentioned cities.

Ljubljana is a picturesque town full of romantic attractions. Its ancient city centre can easily be travelled around on foot. Its architecture was distinctively influenced by the famous Jože Plečnik, giving the city, which was the place of his birth, a permanent seal, similar to Gaudi in Barcelona. Ljubljana is also unmistakably marked by medieval, Baroque and Secession elements. The most recognisable symbol of Ljubljana are the dragons of the Dragon Bridge protecting the city.

The atmosphere in Ljubljana is relaxed and reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Proof of this is the abundance of outdoor cafés, especially near the banks of the Ljubljanica, which are the favourite destinations of everybody looking to relax while mingling and enjoying the scenery.
The ancient city centre is always bustling with activity. All the year-round, Ljubljana provides a rich cultural offer, including many events. During the warmer months, several no-admission concerts are held, along with street performances and other happenings.

Ljubljana also boasts an extraordinary culinary offer, combining traditional recipes, locally grown organic food, the influence of the Mediterranean and modern techniques of the resident chefs. Also excellent are Slovene wines, characterised by pronounced natural aromas.

Ljubljana is located in the very centre of Slovenia. The natural sights and globally renowned landmarks, such as Bled and the Postojna Cave, the Alps of Slovenia, Karst and the coast are virtually at your fingertips.

Ljubljana city centre

Ljubljana Card

Ljubljana Card is your best price ticket to all Ljubljana's major sights and public transport. With it you can also take advantage of a number of other great benefits.

Other benefits include a regular guided tour of the city, 24-hour access to WiFree Ljubljana, the city's wireless internet network, a free tourist boat cruise, and a free funicular and tourist road train ride to Ljubljana Castle.

Buy Ljubljana Card and save up to €170!

The card validity period (24, 48 or 72 hours) begins to run from the moment when the card is activated.

Prices:

24-hour card: €31.00
24-hour children's card: €18.00

48-hour card: €39.00
48-hour children's card: €23.00

72-hour card: €45.00
72-hour children's card: €27.00

Buy your Ljubljana Card online and save 10% on the card price!

http://www.visitljubljana.com/en/ljubljana-card

Dragon Bridge

Top 10

Discover the top 10 sights of Ljubljana.

Ljubljana Castle

Plečnik’s Ljubljana

Dragon Bridge

Ljubljana Central Market

Ljubljana Cathedral

The Ljubljanica and the Bridges

Prešeren Square

The City Museum of Ljubljana

The National Museum of Slovenia

Tivoli Park

Do & See

Ljubljana is a picturesque city whose image is the product of various historical periods, though it has been marked most notably by the creations of the architect Jože Plečnik. It is distinguished by Ljubljana Castle located on the hill above the city, the Ljubljanica with its wondrous bridges and romantic banks, as well as testimonials and numerous stories from its rich and abundant past accompanying you with every step.

Ljubljana Castle

Plečnik’s Ljubljana

Dragon Bridge

Ljubljana Central Market

Ljubljana Cathedral

The Ljubljanica and the Bridges

Prešeren Square

The National and University Library

The City Museum of Ljubljana

The National Museum of Slovenia

The National Gallery of Slovenia

The Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM)

Ljubljana Zoo

Tivoli Park

Emona – Roman remains

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum

The International Centre of Graphic Arts

The Town Square

The Ljubljana Botanical Garden

Dining

Ljubljana’s culinary offer is characterised by local ingredients, the adherence to traditional cooking methods as well as the diversity of dishes. Slovene cuisine combines the influences of the Mediterranean and the Balkans, of the Alps and of the Pannonian Basin. Visitors who wish to fully immerse themselves into this world of diversity must not forget to see the Central Market. With a bit of luck, they might even witness one of the culinary events held outdoors during the warm months.

TaBar

Sushimama

Shambala

Restaurant & Lounge Slon

Na Gradu Restaurant

Hotel Cubo Restaurant

Maxim

Cubo Restaurant

JB Restaurant

Strelec Restaurant

Valvas'or

Šestica Restaurant

Sokol Restaurant

Güjžina

Špajza

Marley & Me

Culinary House of Manna

Pri vitezu

Most Restaurant

Cafes

One of the most distinct experiences in Ljubljana is to relax and mingle in the outdoor bars and cafés in the old city centre. Especially popular are those located on the beautiful banks of the Ljubljanica.

CHA

Pritličje

TOZD bar

Daktari

Zvezda Café

SEM Café

Slamič Café

Union Café

Le Petit Café

Nebotičnik Bar

Lolita

Castle Café

LP Bar

Cacao Café

Zvezda Slon Café

Slaščičarna pri vodnjaku

Fetiche

Metelkova

Bars & Nightlife

Ljubljana is a vibrant city with an abundance of clubs. Beside regular clubs which play electronic dance music, there are also different venues, such as Metelkova known for its alternative scene, or “Balkan” folk parties popular among the young. The old city centre is famous for its relaxed atmosphere and endless outdoor bars and cafés. During weekends, some are transformed into nightclubs, hosting DJ performances, wild parties and dance nights.

Metelkova

Kino Šiška

Top Six Club

Pr'Skelet Disco Bar

Central Station

Patrick's Irish Pub

Pivnica Union

Cirkus Club

Prulček Bar

Cutty Sark

K4 Club

Orto Bar

As Aperativo

Shopping

Ljubljana offers a wide selection of products by renowned brands as well as local producers. When in the old city centre, don’t forget to visit the Central Market as well as the occasional outdoor fair. The eastern edge of the city is also the location of one of the largest shopping complexes in Europe, BTC City.

BTC City

Galerija Emporium

Nama

Maximarket

Central Market

The Ljubljanica Bank – Open Air Markets

Mercator Centre Ljubljana

TIC Shop Ljubljana

Piranske soline – Piran Salt Flats

Porcelain Catbriyur

Prodajni salon Steklarna Rogaška

Galerija idrijske čipke – Idrija Lace Gallery

Kraševka

Trgovina Ika

Laura Etno galerija

Zlatarna Celje

Balthazar -the wine store

Rudnik Shopping Complex

Accommodations

Whether you visit Ljubljana for business reasons or a holiday, your comfort will be well catered for. The range of the city's accommodation is designed to suit visitors' diverse needs and financial situations.

Grand Hotel Union Executive

Grand Hotel Union Business

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon

Celica Art Hostel

Hotel Cubo

Hotel Lev

City Hotel Ljubljana

Central Hotel

Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa

Vander Urbani Resort

Hotel Emonec

Hotel Park

Allegro Hotel

Four points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana

Hotel Meksiko

Lesar Hotel Angel

Adora Hotel

Hostel Tresor

M Hotel

Hotel Nox

Bit Center Hotel

Essential Information

Airport

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (Brnik) lies 26 kilometres from Ljubljana.

Regular bus route: http://www.ap-ljubljana.si

Shuttles, private mini buses and taxis: http://www.lju-airport.si/en/passengers-and-visitors/getting-here

Flight schedule information: phone +386 4 206 1981

Address: Zgornji Brnik 130a

Website: www.lju-airport.si

Public Transport

Public transport is provided by urban and suburban buses of Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP).

The bus fare is paid via the Urbana stored-value card (card price €2.00 + bus fare). One bus fare equals €1.20. Changing buses within 90 minutes from purchase is free-of-charge.

Ljubljana Tourist Card: Free-of-charge LPP bus fares during the entire period of the card’s validity (24, 48 or 72 hours).

Website: www.visitljubljana.com/en/ljubljana-and-central-slovenia/traffic-transport/

Ljubljana Card

Explore the city with the help of the Ljubljana Card and save money!

Ljubljana Card includes:
• A visit to every major landmark
• One tour of the city (available daily)
• Free-of-charge bus fares
• 24-hour access to the city’s wireless Internet network WiFree Ljubljana
• A tourist boat ride and other benefits

Save up to €100.00 using the Ljubljana Card!

Website: https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/ljubljana-card/

Bicike(LJ) – City Bicycle

The Bicike(LJ) system is comprised of 30 automatic bicycle rental terminals. Bicycle rental is free-of-charge, though restricted to one hour per bicycle. Before the hour expires, you can return the bicycle to the terminal and rent a “fresh” one after five minutes.

The system may be used following an on-line registration which costs €1.00.

Website: www.bicikelj.si

WiFree Ljubljana – city Wi-Fi network

WiFree Ljubljana offers 60 minutes of free Internet access in the direct city centre. The network can be accessed following a registration at http://www.wifreeljubljana.si.

Ljubljana Card: Free-of-charge 24-hour Internet access.

The access to www.visitljubljana.com and other municipal websites is unrestricted.

Website: www.wifreeljubljana.si

Telephone

Country code: +386 – Slovenia
Regional code: 01 – Ljubljana

Electricity

220V

Ana Desetnica street theatre festival

Events

Ljubljana is famous for its year-round lively cultural events. Slovenia boasts extremely creative cultural production, while the city of Ljubljana also often hosts world-famous artists. One of Ljubljana’s specialties is a large number of free open-air events held on the streets and squares of the ancient city centre, especially during summer and the festive month of December.

Event programme: http://www.visitljubljana.com/en/events.

December in Ljubljana

Open Kitchen

Art Market Ljubljana

International Festival “Druga godba”

Ana Desetnica Festival

Summer in Ljubljana Old Town

Ljubljana Festival

Young Lions

International Biennial of Graphic Arts

Medieval Days

LIFFe - International Film Festival

BIO – Biennial of Design Ljubljana

City of Women

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