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The Scoop: A Mini Travel Guide to Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 16, 2018 - Tips & Tricks

Welcome to Ljubljana

Ljubljana isn’t one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. While other European cities like London and Paris tend to claim most of the tourist attention, Ljubljana has for the most part been an unsung gem, though that shouldn’t be the case.Ever since Slovenia’s independence in 1991, Ljubljana has been the cultural, economic and political heart of the country. And with over 10,000 festivals and events taking place there per year, there is hardly a shortage of things to do. From its annual Ljubljana festival to its wealth of museums, Ljubljana is quite the cultural hub that any eager traveler should have on their list.

Getting There

Once a tourist decides to visit this lovely city, the next question is getting to Ljubljana. Being situated in a small country, its entry options are not quite as numerous as say, England.


It is also possible to get into Ljubljana by bus if the traveler lives closer to Slovenia. The Ljubljana bus station is close in proximity to the airport and has available options for international bus travel to cities


Depending on your needs and location, you may even hire a car and drive to Ljubljana. Fortunately, Ljubljana is an easily accessible city and has a wealth of ways to enter and exit.

Where to Stay

Like any major city, there are many options available for accommodation: from airbnbs to hotels, hostels and so on. It is however recommended to choose accommodations that are close to the major landmarks and to the city center. Doing so makes the accommodation easier to find (generally speaking) and will give you a head start when exploring versus staying outside and needing to use public transport to travel in and out of the city each day.

Ljubljana has taken great care to preserve some of the building and monuments from its Roman period and staying in the heart of these preserved creations is certainly an unforgettable experience.

Things to See in Liubljana

As mentioned earlier, Ljubljana is famous for its preservation of ancient buildings that are hundreds of years old. Old Town Ljubljana has been rebuilt several times following some earthquakes but has always been rebuilt according to its old Roman outline. This makes it quite a sight to behold and a perfect spot for picture-taking. Its ancient buildings give the feel on stepping into another era entirely.Ljubljana is famous for its bridges, most notably its Triple Bridge (Tromostovje) and its Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).

Triple Bridge (Tromostovje):

The Triple Bridge, as the name implies, isn’t a bridge but a collection of three bridges. The Triple Bridge can in some ways be seen as a bridge between the past and the present. It is used to link Ljubljana’s historic

Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most):

The Dragon Bridge gets its name from an old legend that the founder of Ljubljana once killed a dragon. The bridge has four dragon statues along with sixteen smaller dragons and is designed in the Vienna

Ljubljana Castle:

What’s an ancient European city without a castle? Well, Ljubljana has just that in form of the Ljubljana castle. Located above downtown Ljubljana in a place called Castle Hill, the Ljubljana castle is considered the

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