Top things to do in Ljubljana

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 Slovenian in Ljubljana

Strelec

This is haute cuisine from on high –the Archer's Tower of Ljubljana Castle, no less – with a menu that traces the city's history chosen by ethnologist Janez Bogataj and prepared by Igor Jagodic, recognised as one of…
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…
Top Choice Slovenian in Ljubljana

Monstera Bistro

The concept bistro of star TV chef Bine Volčič delivers 'best-meal-of-the-trip' quality using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and zero-waste food-prep concepts. Most diners opt for the three-course lunch (star…
Top Choice Bar in Ljubljana

Klub Daktari

This rabbit warren of a watering hole at the foot of the funicular to Ljubljana Castle is so chilled there’s practically frost on the windows. The decor is retro-distressed, with shelves full of old books and a pian…
Top Choice Burgers in Ljubljana

Pop's Place

Centrally located craft-beer and burger bar that's evolved into a must-visit. The burgers, with locally sourced beef and brioche-style buns, are excellent, as are the beers and cocktails. The dining area feels festi…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Ljubljana

Wine Bar Šuklje

This central upscale tasting room is the perfect choice for sampling wines from around Slovenia. The owner is a winemaker and has a knowledgeable palate for assembling tasting flights plus meat and cheese plates to …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Ljubljana

Slovenska Hiša

Our favourite boozer along the river is so cute it's almost twee. Choose from artisanal coffees, wines, lemonades, cocktails and spirits, featuring ingredients sourced only in Slovenia. Order one of the inventive me…
Top Choice International in Ljubljana

Ek Bistro

Ljubljana's top spot for brunch, meaning in this case big slices of avocado toast on homemade bread, bowls of muesli and yoghurt, and eggs Benedict on fresh-baked English muffins. Wash it down with a glass of freshl…