Top Choice Castle in Ljubljana

Ljubljana Castle

Crowning a 375-metre-high hill east of the Old Town, the castle is an architectural mishmash, but most of it dates to the early 16th century when it was largely rebuilt after a devastating earthquake. It’s free to r…
Top Choice Square in Ljubljana

Prešernov Trg

The centrepiece of Ljubljana's wonderful architectural aesthetic is this marvellous square, a public space of understated elegance that not only serves as the link between the Center district and the Old Town but as…
Top Choice Market in Ljubljana

Central Market

Central Market is Ljubljana's larder and worth a trip both to stock up on provisions or just have a good snoop (and sniff) around. Go first to the vast open-air market (Tržnica na Prostem) just across the Triple Bri…
Top Choice Architecture in Ljubljana

National & University Library

This library is Jože Plečnik’s masterpiece, completed in 1941. To appreciate this great man’s philosophy, enter through the main door (note the horse-head doorknobs) on Turjaška ulica – you’ll find yourself in near …
Architecture in Ljubljana

Miklošičeva Cesta

This 650m-long thoroughfare links Prešernov trg with Trg OF and the train and bus stations; the southern end boasts a splendid array of Secessionist buildings and a fine park.
Square in Ljubljana

Kongresni Trg

This lovely square, with leafy Zvezda Park (Star Park) at its centre and a new underground car park beneath, was named in honour of the Congress of the Holy Alliance, convened by Austria, Prussia, Russia and Naples …
Museum in Ljubljana

National Gallery of Slovenija

Slovenia's foremost assembly of fine art is housed over two floors both in an old building (1896) and a modern wing. It exhibits copies of medieval frescoes and wonderful Gothic statuary as well as Slovenian landsca…
Museum in Ljubljana

National Museum of Slovenia

Housed in a building dating from 1888, highlights at this museum include a highly embossed Vače situla, a Celtic pail from the late 6th century BC unearthed in a town east of Ljubljana, and a Stone Age bone flute di…
Church in Ljubljana

Cathedral of St Nicholas

A church has stood here since the 13th century, but the existing twin-towered building dates from the start of the 18th century. Inside it’s a vision of pink marble, white stucco and gilt and contains a panoply of b…
Museum in Ljubljana

Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia

This museum, housed in the 18th-century Cekin Mansion (Grad Cekinov), traces the history of Slovenia in the 20th century through multimedia and artefacts. Note the contrast between the sober earnestness of the commu…