Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Ljubljana

Ljubljana Castle

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

National & University Library

This library is architect 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 yoursel…
Top Choice Bridge in Ljubljana

Triple Bridge

Running south from Prešernov trg to the Old Town is the much celebrated Triple Bridge, originally called Špital (Hospital) Bridge. When it was built as a single span in 1842 it was nothing spectacular, but between 1…
Square in Ljubljana

Prešernov Trg

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

National Museum of Slovenia

Housed in a grand building from 1888 – the same building as the Slovenian Museum of Natural History – highlights include the highly embossed Vače situla – a Celtic pail from the 6th century BC that was unearthed in …
Cemetery in Ljubljana

Žale Cemetery

This cemetery, some 2km northeast of Tabor, is Ljubljana’s answer to Père Lachaise in Paris or London's Highgate. It is 'home’ to a number of distinguished Slovenians, including architect Jože Plečnik, but is best k…
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…
Historic Building in Ljubljana

Town Hall

The seat of the city government and sometimes referred to as the Magistrat or Rotovž, the town hall was erected in the late 15th century and rebuilt in 1718. The Gothic courtyard inside, arcaded on three levels, is …
Museum in Ljubljana

Museum of Modern Art

This gallery houses the very best in modern Slovenian art. Keep an eye out for works by painters Tone Kralj (Family), the expressionist France Mihelič (The Quintet) and the surrealist Stane Kregar (Hunter at Daybrea…
Museum in Ljubljana

City Museum of Ljubljana

The excellent city museum, established in 1935, focuses on Ljubljana’s history, culture and politics via imaginative multimedia and interactive displays. The reconstructed street that once linked the eastern gates o…