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Sightseeing in Ljubljana - what to see. Complete travel guide

Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and the largest city in the country. The city is situated on the bank of the Ljubljanica River. Ljubljana is a large industrial region with numerous well-developed industries such as pharmaceutics, leather and footwear, food processing, woodworking, chemical, textile, machinery, paper and printing.
Ljubljana will entertain its guests not only with plenty of exciting tour destinations and landmarks, but with a vast choice of entertaining establishments. The fans of sports and active … Open
Even though Ljubljana is a capital of the country, this is a relatively small and very beautiful city, which stands on both banks of the river. This place is famous for its castle - the Ljubljana Castle - built in the Baroque style. The design of the castle has kept the elements of Roman, Illyrian and Celtic buildings. The main attraction of Ljubljana is its main square named Prešeren, which was built in the XVII century. Franciscan church built in the Baroque style is located nearby. Ljubljana can be easily distinguished from other cities of Slovenia for its three central bridges built for pedestrians. The bridges are named Tromostovje and are decorated with fanciful dragons. Tourists can also visit St. Nicholas Cathedral, Bishop's Palace with its covered gallery, the church of St. Jacob, numerous Ljubljana palaces, and enjoy the architectural ensemble of the Revolution Square.
The city is especially beautiful at night. You can watch it from the windows of night cafes and restaurants.

In Ljubljana operates the National Museum of Slovenia. It was founded in 1821 by order of Emperor Franz II. Over the years, the museum's collection has increased. Today it occupies a huge palace. Within its walls are collections of archaeological finds, works of art of various periods, numismatic expositions and other valuable historical exhibits. Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to stroll around the surrounding picturesque garden. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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A very unusual cultural center is the Railway Museum of Slovenia. Its opening took place in the 1960s. Now the museum occupies an interesting old building, in which the boiler room used to be. Among its main exhibits, there are old locomotives. Old equipments, which were used before on the railway, are also stored in the museum. This museum does not vary in scale, but all the exhibits collected in it are very valuable.
The ancient Church of the Holy Trinity which was built in the 18th century has been preserved in the city. Now the church is considered one of the most striking examples of Baroque style in Ljubljana. It is distinguished by an original roof with bends and a non-standard facade, supplemented by columns. Inside the church there are many unique elements of decoration, including an ancient altar. It was installed in the church right after its foundation. The luxurious marble for this altar was delivered from Africa.
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
There are a lot of beautiful parks in the city, a walk along which will be interesting at any time of the year. Tivoli City Park was founded in the beginning of the 19th century. Today, it draws the attention of travelers not only with natural beauties, but also with historical sites preserved on the territory. On the territory of the huge park, you can see a 17th century castle, a beautiful old mansion and other interesting buildings. Recently, a modern sports palace opened on its territory.
Among the unusual architectural monuments of Ljubljana is worth noting the building, which is called the Ljubljana skyscraper. It was built in the 1930s and at the time of construction, was the highest in the city. Now the building is quaintly distinguished among the surrounding historical buildings. On one of the last floors of this ancient building is a popular observation deck, from which you can see many city attractions.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Ljubljana
♥   Castle 'Ljubljana Castle' , 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bokalce Castle' , 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Jablje Castle' , 10.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ig Castle' , 10.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Krumperk Castle' , 12.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ljubljana
♥   Landscape Park 'Tivoli, Rožnik in Šišenski hrib' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Ljubljansko barje' , 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Polhograjski Dolomiti' , 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Spominski park Udin Boršt' , 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Park 'Notranjski regijski park' , 31.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Ljubljana from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Minimundus

From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
Opening of the Minimudus park took place in 1958. Its founder is a local adviser Peter Zoyer. Since the opening until 1977, the park area has been only 15000 square meters. After a massive expansion, it was almost doubled and today it is 26000 square meters. Since the opening, the Minimudus park cooperates with the "Rettet das Kind" charitable foundation. All proceeds from visiting the park are transferred to its account. Travellers are recommended to visit the most interesting park of miniatures in the period from April to October. It is considered one of the most interesting of its kind and is ideal for visiting with children. … Read further

Blejski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
Through the castle testion the excursions are carried out, in the course of which one learns a lot of interesting facts about the history and the interior furnishing of some buildings. The largest part of the castle is dedicated to the historical museum, where a large collection of everyday objects, old clothes and weapons is presented. Many tourists strive to visit this strange sight at sunset. At dawn, the high rock and the old castle are illuminated with the impressive illumination. … Read further

Sightseeing in Slovenia: things to see

Slovenia has long become a favorite place of rest among fans of eco-tourism, alpine ski and interesting excursions. The country is so diverse that every vacation there will be unique and unforgettable. … Open
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