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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 Southwestern Slovenia

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 …
Top Choice Park in Lake Bled

Vintgar Gorge

One of the easiest and most satisfying half-day trips from Bled is to Vintgar Gorge, some 4km to the northwest of Bled village. The highlight is a 1600m wooden walkway through the gorge, built in 1893 and continuall…
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 Castle in Lake Bled

Bled Castle

Perched atop a steep cliff more than 100m above the lake, Bled Castle is how most people imagine a medieval fortress to be, with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offering magnificent views. The castle houses a …
Top Choice Castle in Škofja Loka

Loka Castle & Museum

The town's premier sight is this commanding castle, overlooking the settlement from a grassy hill west of Mestni trg. It dates from the 13th century and was extensively renovated after an earthquake in 1511. Today t…
Top Choice Museum in Brežice

Posavje Museum

Housed in Posavje Castle, the Posavje Museum is one of provincial Slovenia’s richest museums, particularly for its archaeological and ethnographic collections – and for its stunning fresco-filled hall.