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Slovenia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

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.
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Those, who want to get acquainted with culture and landmarks of the country, are recommended to start from prominent places of Ljubljana. In this city travelers will find several hundred medieval buildings, the most famous of which being the Ljubljana Castle. First mentions of the castle belong to the middle of the 12th century, but, according to historians, it was built way earlier. Initially, the castle was built as a protective facility. In the 17th century it was transformed into a hospital, and later - into a prison. Nowadays, the castle has become a museum complex, where travelers will find a picture gallery, the Museum of History and outlets with crafts made by local masters. In summer, the castle often becomes the venue for different musical performances and concerts.
The history of the Saint Nicolas Cathedral is very interesting and unusual. In the 12th century, a small wooden church stood on the site of the modern cathedral, but it was completely destroyed by fire. Two centuries later, the construction of a cathedral started on the same site, but it was not ended as the unfinished cathedral was also destroyed by fire. Only in the 18th century a beautiful cathedral was built on the square. This is the cathedral we can see now. Besides interesting architectural landmarks, there is a wonderful botanic garden in Ljubljana. It was founded yet in 1810 and since that time it has become the biggest botanic garden in the country. Here visitors will find more than 4,500 plants from different parts of the world, which make the garden an important object on international level. Not only tourists, but also scientists visit the garden to see and study rare plants from a professional point of view. Travelers with kids will be delighted to visit the local zoo, which has become home for more than 600 species of animals, birds and reptiles. Copyright
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Do not forget to visit Novo Mesto, a wonderful city, the main symbol of which is Stari Grad (the Old Castle). The castle was built 7 centuries ago, and today its visitors are welcome to see its magnificent halls, walk in long corridors and enjoy panoramic views of the city from an observation deck, which is made in front of the castle. One more grandiose medieval castle is located in the city of Ptuj, which halls host galleries of modern art and inner yard has become a popular venue for different events.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Slovenia
♥   Landscape Park 'Južni in zahodni obronki Nanosa' . On the map   Photos
♥   Landscape Park 'Južni obronki Trnovskega gozda' . On the map   Photos
♥   Regional Park 'Kozjanski park' . On the map   Photos
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Drava' . On the map   Photos
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Jareninski dol' . On the map   Photos
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Castles of Slovenia
♥   Castle 'Bogenšperk Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bokalce Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Branik Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Brdo Castle near Kranj' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Brežice Castle' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Slovenia from our review series

Bled Town

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
The picturesque town of Bled is in Slovenia, close to the border with Austria and Italy. The main character of this ancient city is the castle, the first mention of which dates back to the beginning of the 11th century. The Bled Castle is located on a cliff top that is 130 meters high. This cliff overlooks the other prominent attraction of the region - Lake Bled.

The population of the town is slightly more than 5 200 people. The place has long been a popular tourist destination. It attracts tourists with its natural beauty and unique historical monuments, including an old castle and the St. Michael's Church. There are several fine hotels in Bled; some of them are located in elegant historic mansions. The chic Vila Bled hotel is among them. The facility is located in one of the most … Read all

River Mur Observation Tower

From the series “Elegant architectural structures for fans of skywalks”
An amazing building, which is sure to keep interest of height-lovers, is situated in Austria, on the banks of the Mur river. This river flows at the border of Austria and Slovenia. Scenic forests grow along its banks. If you will climb the observation tower, you will appreciate the unique landscape in all its glory. The tower features a rather complex shape of the double helix. Developers of the project were Munich architects.

Since its opening, the tower is a popular tourist attraction. Its original design allows to divide tourists into two groups - those who rise up and those who go down. The main building material was aluminium, so the construction of the tower costed managers of the project relatively low and didn't hurt the environment.

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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.

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 … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Slovenia

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. … Read more
In 1994 healing mineral springs were discovered in Portoroz suburbs, around which rapidly grew a network of fitness centers and beauty facilities. Now guests can relax with benefit for their health. To the service of guests are available a large selection of therapeutic baths, massage and spa rooms, as well as physiotherapy and aromatherapy. Any hotel certainly has a fitness center and a gym, beauty salons and sauna. The best time for rest here is the period from mid-June to late August. There … Read more
The old count's castle, which has preserved here, is one of the city's major attractions. Tourists will find much interesting in visiting Town Hall built in 1830, Bridge the Capuchins, Count's Palace and Spodni grad (bottom castle), as well as Church of St. Cecilia and St. Mary (built in 1310). Here have remained many other old buildings that make even a walk in the streets of the city truly exciting. The city can become a starting point for exciting tours to the surrounding area, which is … Read more
Novo Mesto
The People's House is one of the most famous attractions of this place. This is a historic building with a rich history. The main square of the city, which is also the main shopping center, is called Glavni. The largest shopping and restaurants of Novo Mesto are located around it. From time to time the square becomes the place of trade fairs and paintings exhibitions. Other famous places of interest include Town Hall, Franciscan Monastery, the ancient Church of St. Nicholas, and the Dean House. … Read more

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