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.
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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.
Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2
Phone: +386 1 306 1215
October – 31 May: Mon–Sat 8.00am–6.00pm, Sun 8.00am–3.00pm.
June – 30 September: every day 8.00am–9.00pm.
Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (STIC)
Krekov trg 10
Phone: +386 1 306 4575
October – 31 May: Mon–Fri 8.00am–7.00pm, Sat & Sun 9.00am–5.00pm.
June – 30 September: every day 8.00am–9.00pm
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.
Discover the top 10 sights of Ljubljana.
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’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.
Marko Delbello Ocepek
Gostilna na gradu
Marley & Me
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.
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.
Marko Delbello Ocepek
Patrick's Irish Pub
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.
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.
Ljubljana is not just a people-friendly and green city, but is also literally surrounded by nature. In some parts of Ljubljana it takes just about 10 minutes walk to reach a forest or a field. The Central Slovenia region, including Ljubljana and 25 small municipalities surrounding the city, is filled with natural beauty, excellent cuisine and picturesque landscapes. Venture off the beaten track and explore what's on Ljubljana's doorstep.
Ljubljana by Wheelchair
The mobile app Ljubljana by Wheelchair includes the most important information for disabled persons using wheelchairs. It includes lists of accessible establishments in the following categories: Sleep, Drink, Eat, See, Do, Shop and Toilet. It also offers general information on Ljubljana and an offline map of the city.
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU)
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (Brnik) lies 26 kilometres from Ljubljana. A regular bus route, shuttles, private minibuses and taxis connect the airport to the city
Address: Zgornji Brnik 130a
Phone: +386 4 206 10 00
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).
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 €165.00 using the Ljubljana Card!
Bicike(LJ) – City Bicycle
The Bicike(LJ) system is comprised of numerous 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 online registration which costs €1.00.
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.
Country code: +386 – Slovenia
Regional code: 01 – Ljubljana