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LjubljanaSlovenia

Wander the enchanting streets of Slovenia’s capital to discover a blend of medieval history and youthful exuberance. Visit a castle, galleries and museums.

Ljubljana is a friendly city, where old meets new effortlessly. This 5,000-year-old cultural heart of Slovenia straddles the Ljubljanica River. In this popular vacation destination, find cafés, galleries, museums and theaters scattered along cobblestoned streets lined with art nouveau and Baroque masterpieces.

Start at Prešeren Square, the city center’s focus, framed by landmarks including the 17th-century Franciscan Church of Annunciation. Watch street performers from a café terrace or the steps of the Prešeren Monument. From here, streets lead deeper into the city center and bridges cross the river to the medieval Old Town.

Triple Bridge, one of many city monuments designed by Slovene architect Jože Plečnik, is the Old Town’s historic gateway. Cross the bridge and stroll through the riverfront halls of the Central Market to Dragon Bridge. Appreciate works by Italian artists at the St. Nicholas’ Cathedral. Stroll along café-lined lanes to the Town Hall. Notice a replica of the Robba Fountain.

Ride the funicular to the mighty Ljubljana Castle for sweeping city views from the castle’s watchtower and battlements. Visit a former prison and browse exhibits on topics ranging from puppetry to Slovene history.

On the river’s northwest banks, visit Congress Square and see a performance at the Slovenian Philharmonic building. Marvel at the National and University Library of Slovenia, one of Plečnik’s finest achievements. The National Gallery of Slovenia has paintings by national and European masters. Discover archaeology and ethnography treasures at the National Museum of Slovenia.

Spend an evening at Metelkova, a former military barracks, now a district filled with alternative culture. Near the district are the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova and Slovene Ethnographic Museum.

Ljubljana’s warm, sunny summers are ideal for exploring Tivoli Park and cruising on the Ljubljanica River. In winter, mingle at cozy Christmas markets.

Reach Ljubljana by flying to Ljubljana Airport or taking a romantic train ride from Venice or Vienna. Purchase the Ljubljana Card for free admission to major city attractions and unlimited city bus travel.

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Top hotels in Ljubljana

InterContinental Ljubljana
InterContinental Ljubljana
5 out of 5
Slovenska Cesta 59, Ljubljana
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Located in Ljubljana City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of GR- Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre and Ljubljana Castle. Franciscan ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (259 reviews)

"Ideal city centre hotel. Good location, cheap secure parking available just across the road. Room was huge and very nice. Staff very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

InterContinental Ljubljana
B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park
B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park
3 out of 5
Tabor 9, Ljubljana
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Located in Ljubljana City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Metelkova, Dragon Bridge and Ljubljana Central Market. St. Nicholas Cathedral ...

3.9/5Good! (729 reviews)
Above and Beyond

"My husband and I only stayed for the night but it was everything and more than we expected. The hotel staff was kind and went above and beyond our expectations. Hotel room was clean and comfortable with a beautiful view of the downtown city of Ljubliana."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

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Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
4 out of 5
Slovenska Cesta 34, Ljubljana
The price is £59 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Ljubljana City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Ljubljana Castle. Preseren Square and Triple ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)
Great hotel at city center location

"Great breakfast, comfortable rooms, excelent value for money."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
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Top Holiday Rentals in Ljubljana

Apartments Hiša Pod Gradom
Apartments Hiša Pod Gradom
4 out of 5
Streliška ulica, 10, Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Located in Ljubljana City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dragon Bridge and Ljubljana Castle. Ljubljana Central Market and St. Nicholas ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)
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"Quick one nice stay was surprisingly nice! Cozy, updated, clean apartment right in the heart of the city below the castle. Perfect stay, excellent service. Great restaurant! Only drawback I can note is that they charge for a baby cot which is usually a free standard at most hotels. Rooms were very ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019

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Cube Studio By The River
Cube Studio By The River
3 out of 5
Petkovskovo nabrezje 53, Ljubljana
The price is £43 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb

Located in Ljubljana City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Dragon Bridge and Ljubljana Castle. Ljubljana Central Market and St. ...

Cube Studio By The River
Aparthotel Vila Minka
Aparthotel Vila Minka
3 out of 5
Kogovskova ulica 10, Ljubljana
The price is £63 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb

Situated in Ljubljana, this spa aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ljubljana Zoo, Tivoli Hall and Tivoli Castle. Bezigard Stadium and GR- Ljubljana Exhibition ...

4.2/5Excellent! (47 reviews)

"I booked 3-4 weeks in advance of my stay. On arrival, it was a building site, with scaffolding and hydraulic hoists out the front. It appeared as if they were not expecting me, as they asked me when I had booked, and for how long I intended to stay etc. Because of the building work, the air conditioning ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Aparthotel Vila Minka
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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