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Culture of Ljubljana. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The Cathedral from the other side of the river Ljubljana greets its guests with numerous unique landmarks and sights among which one will find magnificent architectural landmarks and monuments, theaters, museums and ancient castles. One of the permanent city symbols is for many years still Slovenian National Theatre which is set in the scenic building of the end of the 19th century. The theater regularly performs the stage productions in different world’s languages thus the performances will be of great interest for foreign visitors as well.
Ljubljana is a wonderful city for a vacation with children. It will be exciting to spend a holiday here with kids and teenagers. The popular amusement center Minicity Ljubljana, is oriented … Open
The museum of architecture, Fuzine Castle is the next point of touristic attraction. The museum performs permanent exhibition as well as hosts the exhibitions of current collections. All the showpieces presented in the museum are anyway considering architectural art. Despite the fact the museum may appear boring and rather dull at the first sight, it is still recommended for family visits as the collections of the museum are original and interesting.
Plecnik house is placed in the neighborhood. It is a private residence of majestic beauty built in the beginning of the 20th century. Today the interior of past age is totally restored within the walls of the building. Visitors of the residence may enjoy the ancient interior decoration and view the beautiful paintings. Those wishing to get to know the life of the average citizens better should visit the Budnar house. The atmosphere characteristic to the average city residents of the 17th – 18th centuries is reproduced there. The territory of the museum complex features a small dwelling as well as several maintenance buildings and the spreader designed for hey drying. Copyright
The local cuisine is rather simple but the simplicity of dishes does not take form the merit of ethnic culinary traditions. The table always performs hot baked bread for dinner. The city … Open
Budnar house has turned to an established place of holding of different ethnic crafts presentations. The city and its nearest suburbs have preserved several ancient castles and fortresses. The most attracting for tourists is considered to be the Bogensperk castle. The castle was built in the 14th century and survived through the course of the history till nowadays almost unharmed. Today a part of the ancient building is turned to a museum. One of its halls hosts the exhibition of geologic showpieces meanwhile other exposition is concentrated on local superstitious beliefs and proverbial signs. Dragon Bridge is one of the places of obligatory visit. It is among the most significant landmarks of Ljubljana.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Ljubljana
♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Nikolaja, Novo Mesto (Rudolfswerth), 57.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Sankt Peter und Paul, Klagenfurt, 65 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Wallfahrtskirche Maria Himmelfahrt, Maria Saal, 70.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Ljubljana and near

Ljubljanica Waterfront

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Within several years the town administration decided to rebuild this bridge. For that time, it became narrow for people. The talented architect offered to add one bridge to the left and right sides of the old one. Not far from the Triple Bridge the main square of Ljubljana has placed. Its name is Prešeren Square. The square was named in honor of the famous Slovenian poet. Around the square there are a lot of meaningful architectural and historical monuments. The main decoration of the square is the Church of Annunciation. It is a bright monument made in the baroque style. The church’s interior will impress every mind. … Read further

Predjamski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
Despite the complicated situation, the clever robbers in the 17th century managed to get into the castle. They stole many valuable things. After that, the castle owner had the secret Vipavsky gang built. For years, only a few people knew the way to the castle. Unfortunately, the secret passage to the present has not been preserved. The modern visitors enter the castle dungeon through the upper corridor, which begins high in the mountains and is laid out through the forest. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of Slovenia

The huge Podčetrtek Castle is located in the municipality of the same name. The first mention of this majestic structure dates back to the 13th century. Throughout its long history, the castle has been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. After the destruction by an earthquake in the 1970s, the building has never been renovated. The castle is not available to the public for safety reasons due to its bad condition. However, views from the hill on which it stands are as magnificent as the castle itself. "Šance" in Ljubljana is a historical monument representing the rebuilt remains of a 16th-century fort on the "Castle Hill" where the castle overlooking the city once stood. … Open
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