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Top Choice Seafood in Ljubljana

Taverna Tatjana

This charming little tavern bordering Old Town specialises in fish and seafood (though there's beef and foal on the menu too). Housed in several vaulted rooms of an atmospheric old townhouse with wooden ceiling beam…
Top Choice Jazz in Ljubljana

Sax Pub

More than a quarter-century in Trnovo and decorated with colourful murals and graffiti outside, the tiny and convivial Sax has live jazz as well as blues, folk and hip-hop at 8pm on Thursday year-round. Canned stuff…
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 Food & Drinks in Ljubljana


This fantastic delicatessen with more than 300 products from farms (mostly) in the Karst stocks pršut (dry, cured ham) in all its variations and cheeses, as well as wines and spirits, oils and vinegars, and honeys a…
Top Choice Books in Ljubljana


This superb shop stocks travel and nautical guides, maps and books about Slovenia in English. There's a popular cafe/bar attached.
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 …
Top Choice Club in Ljubljana


An elegant old cafe with its breathtaking terrace atop Ljubljana's famed art-deco Skyscraper (1933) and spectacular 360-degree views attract punters throughout the day but Ljubljana's beau monde returns at night to …
Top Choice Slovenian in Ljubljana


This is haute cuisine from on high – Ljubljana Castle's Archer's Tower, 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 the…