Ljubljana is a charming city that is popular for its lush greenery and modern architecture. Cultural events and colorful markets lend added charm and a spirit of harmony and peace to this city. The following are the top 10 things to see and enjoy in Ljubljana.
1. National Museum
Housed within the ancient Rudolfinum, Slovenia’s Natural History Museum and National Museum are considered to be the best ljubljana sightseeing locales here. The ground floor in the National Museum has a spacious hall that showcases several stone statues and artifacts in several shapes and sizes. The museum also contains innumerable Roman gravestones with panels containing explanatory messages and translations in English and Slovene.
Ljubljana Castle lies atop Castle Hill and is a well known landmark here. This monument has served as military housing as well as the royal residence over the past centuries.
3. Dragon Bridge
The Dragon Bridge truly symbolizes the history, beauty and architectural style of Ljubljana and adds glamor to its sky line. This is in fact the first bridge in the entire world to have been constructed using reinforced concrete.
4. St. Nicholas Church
You can identify this beautiful cathedral by its twin towers and green colored dome. Built in the year 1707, the church is dedicated to the popular saint of boatmen and fishermen of this region.
If you are traveling to Ljubljana with your kids, then this place is definitely worth a visit. It can be accessed easily from the city center. Workshops and guided tours are readily available in this place during the weekends. You can reach this place by car, bus or on foot.
6. The city market
To truly enjoy ljubljana sights and get a feel of the city, you can visit the city market. Its picturesque setting near baroque and cathedrals makes it a nice place to visit. You can buy all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, herbs, local arts and crafts and Slovenian delicacies like horse pate, Karst prosciutto, oils, cheeses, ‘potica’ cake and more in this area.
7. Tivoli Park
To enjoy your time in nature’s lap, head straight to Tivoli Park, which is the biggest park in Ljubljana. This park offers facilities such as play grounds, fountains, ponds, exhibitions, mansions and sports facilities to impress people of all age groups.
8. The House of Experiments
Ljubljana sightseeing will not be complete without visiting the House of Experiments that offers educational and entertainment activities under one roof. Visitors of all age groups can advance their knowledge and interact with one another here. Electronic insects, a giant bubblemaker and dancing liquid are just some of the things that may catch the fancy of visitors that come here.
9. Krizanke monastery
Krizanke is situated next to the City Museum at the French Revolution Square and dates back to the 13th century. This place functions as an open air theater today and welcomes droves of music and art lovers with cultural performances such as plays and musical shows.
10. Town Square
The Town’s main square was destroyed by an earthquake in the 15th century and was later remodeled in true Baroque style. The square is home to the Souvan House, City Art Museum, Town Hall and the ancient Lichtenberg house.