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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 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 Slovenian in Ljubljana

Druga Violina

Just opposite the Academy of Music, the 'Second Fiddle' is an extremely pleasant and affordable place for a meal in the Old Town. There are lots of very Slovenian dishes like ajdova kaša z jurčki (buckwheat groats w…
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 décor is retro-distressed, with shelves full of old books and a pian…
Top Choice Cafe in Ljubljana

Pritličje

Ultra-inclusive cultural centre 'Ground Floor' offers something for everyone: cafe, bar, live music, cultural centre and comic-book shop. Events are scheduled almost nightly and the location next to the Town Hall, w…
Top Choice Cave in Postojna

Postojna Cave

The jaw-dropping Postojna Cave system, a series of caverns, halls and passages some 24km long and two million years old, was hollowed out by the Pivka River, which enters a subterranean tunnel near the cave’s entran…
Top Choice Cave in Škocjan Caves

Škocjan Caves

Touring the huge, spectacular subterranean chambers of the 6km-long Škocjan Caves is a must. This remarkable cave system was carved out by the Reka River, which enters a gorge below the village of Škocjan and eventu…
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 Church in Hrastovlje

Church of the Holy Trinity

What attracts most people to this little church is the famous Dance of Death or Danse Macabre, a fresco that shows 11 skeletons leading the same number of people forward to a freshly dug grave. A 12th holds open a c…
Top Choice Museum in Kostanjevica na Krki

Božidar Jakac Art Museum

This is an unexpected treat: superbly varied art in a magnificent setting, in a garden full of sculptures.About 1.5km southwest of town, this former Cistercian monastery was a very wealthy institution in the Middle …