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Best things to do in Ljubljana

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill above the city for about 900 years, is Ljubljana's main attraction. The castle's Outlook Tower and ramparts offer some of the most beautiful views of the city, while the castle houses a museum exhibition on Slovenian history, a puppet museum, and a number of historical rooms such as the Chapel of St George, the Prison, and a video presentation room called Virtual Castle. Ljubljana Castle, which can quickly be reached by funicular railway, also provides space for art exhibitions, houses a café, a nightclub, and two restaurants (Strelec and Gostilna na Gradu), and serves as a venue for cultural events, family entertainment, dance evenings, and open-air film screenings held under the title of Film under the Stars in the summer. ”
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Park
“Tivoli Park is Ljubljana's largest and most beautiful park, stretching right into the city centre. It was designed in 1813 by the French engineer Jean Blanchard and created by joining together the parks which had surrounded Podturn and Cekin Mansions. The park, covering an area of approximately five square kilometres, is crossed by three grand horse chestnut tree-lined walks and landscaped with ornamental flower beds, interesting trees and numerous statues and fountains. The park area blends into the slopes of the Rožnik hill, to which it is connected by several walking paths and a trim trail with several exercise stations along its length.”
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Shopping Centre
“BTC City Ljubljana is one of the largest business, shopping, entertainment, recreation and cultural centers in Europe. There are over 450 shops selling more than 10.000 brands.”
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Plaza
“It is part of the old town's pedestrian zone and a major meeting point, where festivals, Ljubljana carnival, concerts, sports, political, and protest events take place. ”
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Zoo
“Pleasantly cold over the summer. Relax and enjoy the green zoo in close touch with animals.”
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Art Gallery
“Wonderful ambient, recently renovated gallery with some really nice paintings - especially from impressionism. it must be seen!”
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Art Gallery
“very artistic place - sight to see during the day and a great music and events place at night”
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Bus Station
“The Ljubljana main bus station offers everything you need when you wanna get around, as you can find bus and train connections with all of Slovenia, as well as all of Europe. There you can also rent a car and enjoy the hidden spots of Slovenia yourself.”
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Bridge
“The Dragon Bridge is a road bridge that crosses the Ljubljanica River. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century when Ljubljana was part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.”
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Eastern European Restaurant
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“We go here on for sunday lunch (12.00 - 14.00 is packed). Traditional slovenian food. Mushroom soup is a must, fish is beyond great. ”
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Nightclub
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“This club offers a selection of dance hits, r & b, hip hop, house, electronic music, pop and rock music. They regularly host high-profile VIP, fashion, music, film and media events, Here zou can also meet some of the most popular Slovenian DJs and other artists.”
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History Museum
“In the city center by the Parliament you will find our National Museum, worth a visit. The National Museum of Slovenia displays the earliest musical instrument in the world, a 60,000-year-old Neanderthal flute, dugout canoe from the Ljubljana marsh, Egyptian mummy, the oldest gold artefacts in Slovenia and many other interesting objects. Beside they organise a lot of exhibitions and events, taht attract visitors from all around Slovenia and many turists.”
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Street Food Gathering
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“Every Friday from 11.00 to 20.00 on the central ljubljana market - Mediteranian, Asian, European, French, Iranian fast food. Craft beers, wine stands. We go there every Friday for a snack.”
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Museum
“Isn’t it aimzang waht the hmaun mnid is cbapale of seineg? To experience just how much your eyes and brain can be deceived, go check out the fascinating and informative Museum of Illusions. Best enjoyed by groups so you can see each other be transformed, take the family, friends or colleagues for a fun-packed hour or two exploring the museum’s three floors of optical illusions and mind-bending installations. There’s also a games room where you can try your hand at one of their mind-bending puzzles which the museum also sells, so perhaps that’s your gift shopping sorted, too. A word of warning. Consider avoiding the vortex tunnel if you’ve just had lunch or a few drinks.”
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Art Gallery
“Museum of Modern Art has a nice permanent collection of Slovenian art of 20th century and also a guest exhibition every 3 months. They also have a nice coffee place in the basement of the gallery. ”
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Café
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“Lovely area for having a breakfast in the morning or dinner at the evening.”
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