Hercules Fountain


This fountain in the middle of Levstikov trg, the southern extension of Stari trg, is a favourite meeting place in summer. A copy has replaced the original 17th-century statue, which is now in the town hall.

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1. Škuc Gallery

0.03 MILES

Cutting-edge contemporary art gallery with a studenty vibe in the heart of the Old Town.

2. Gornji Trg

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The five medieval houses at Nos 7 to 15 of this square have narrow side passages (some with doors) where rubbish was once deposited so that it could be…

3. Church of St James

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The Church of St James, built in 1615, houses Italian sculptor Francesco Robba's main altar (1732), though far more interesting is the one in the church's…

4. Stari Trg

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Lined with 19th-century wooden shopfronts, quiet courtyards and cobblestone passageways, this is the heart of the Old Town. From behind the medieval…

5. Schweiger House

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Between Stari trg Nos 11 and 15, the lovely rococo Schweiger House is easily recognisable for its large Atlas supporting an upper balcony. The figure has…

6. Church of St Florian


Built in 1672, this church was dedicated to the patron saint of fires after a serious blaze destroyed much of the Old Town. Architect Jože Plečnik was…

7. Novi Trg

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South of Cobblers' Bridge, this was a walled settlement of fisherfolk outside the town administration in the Middle Ages. Remnants include the very narrow…

8. City Museum of Ljubljana

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The excellent city museum, established in 1935, focuses on Ljubljana’s history, culture and politics via imaginative multimedia and interactive displays…