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Ljubljana zvečer The main personality traits of local people are considered to be modesty, earnest, independence and diligence. At the first sight the local people may appear to city visitors avoidant and unsociable. But in fact they are eager companions having fine sense of humor. Tourists should definitely take into account the peculiarities of the personality and psychology of local people and behave according to the customary norms as this will let them avoid misunderstandings and misconception. For example, it is not customary to speak and laugh in a high key in public places. One should also avoid indecorous abusive questions and remarks considering the family of the companion and his financial status within the talk.
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 … Open
Local people consider the career to be one of the most important aspects of life, that is why one should not wonder the curiosity of local folks for the businesses and occupations of the foreign visitors. The independence and self-determination along with self sufficiency also find their reflections in every sphere of life. Setting off to the restaurant with new acquaintances one should keep in mind that the restaurant bill is paid individually, even women are paying for themselves. Generally the local folks of Ljubljana are strictly dividing their life into public and private. The communication with friends and colleagues does not commonly touch the private aspects of life.
The local residents are uninterested in night life and entertaining thus different bars and night clubs are not of immense popularity there. The majority of bars close till 22.00. It is inexcusable to make calls after that time as many city residents are already sleeping at this time. The main kind of greetings in the city is handshaking, it is appropriate as for greeting men so women. Hugging and kissing are intolerable. Such greetings are appropriate only within family or among birth relatives. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
speaking of ethnic peculiarities of local people, the passion to flowers and flowerbeds is worth mentioning. The warm season decorates the city with colorful and bright flowerbeds placed at every turn. During the city tour the curious travelers will see that many private residences are not hidden behind the fences. These are replaced with ornamental bushes and flower beds. The most exciting and engaging ethnic fest is considered to be the Feast of Saint Martin which is celebrated on the 11th of November.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Ljubljana
♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Nikolaja, Ljubljana, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Marije Pomagaj, Brezje, 37.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
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
♥   Castle 'Polhov Gradec Castle' , 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ajman Castle' , 20.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Ljubljana and around

Ljubljanica Waterfront

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Slovenia's capital has the charming embankment which went by a long Ljubljanica river. This embankment is very old and cozy. Along with it, you will see a lot of buildings with bricked roofs. Thanks to them the atmosphere of this place resembles the old times. The Triple Bridge, constructed by architect Jože Plečnik, is the main symbol of the embankment. The first pedestrian bridge has appeared there in 1842. … Read further

Predjamski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
In Slovenia there is a strange castle, one of the most impregnable defense systems in the world. It is the Predjamski Grad (Cave Castle Lueg), built on the rock wall, whose height is 123 meters. The age of the castle is more than 700 years. The first official mention of the castle date back to 1202. In the course of a long history, the castle belonged to various knights 'orders, during which the knights' tournaments and the mediaeval banquets were held. … Read further

National traditions of Slovenia

Slovenia is a small country that has absorbed the best cultural elements of its neighbors - Austria, Italy, Hungary - to create its own authentic culture. Slovenes are friendly, peaceful people who love their country and are proud of it. Since Slovenian is far from being popular language, most tourists do not speak it, so those tourists who have learned at least a few basic phrases can make a positive impression on locals. The majority of the country's population are Catholics. About 85% of local residents are Slovenes. Italians, Hungarians, and Gypsies also live in Slovenia. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Ljubljana

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Ljubljana. Learn the best periods to visit Ljubljana to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Ljubljana.
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