Ljubljana is a people-friendly city and is categorised as a medium-sized European city that offers everything a metropolis does, yet preserves its small-town friendliness. Its geographical position in the centre of Europe has determined Ljubljana as a natural meeting place for merchants, soldiers and peacemakers.
Ljubljana was selected as the European Green Capital of 2016. It offers more than 10.000 open-air events annually that are free of charge and highly important for the vibrant pulse of the city. Its cuisine is also part of the cultural scene and is frequently the main attraction for many visitors.
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Places of interest
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 caste houses a museum exhibition on Slovenian history. It provides space for art exhibitions, café and two restaurants. It can be quickly reached by funicular railway.
The central of the three bridges forming the Triple Bridge has stood in its place since 1842, when it replaced an old, strategically important medieval wooden bridge connecting the north-western European lands with south-eastern Europe and the Balkans. Between 1929 and 1023 the side bridges, intended for pedestrians, were added to the original stone bridge to a design by the architect Jože Plečnik, who thus created a unique arche
PREŠERNOV TRG SQUARE
Ljubljana is probably one of the few cities in the world whose central town square is adorned with a statue of a poet rather than some political or military hero. The poet, France Prešeren (1800–1849), who wrote mostly in Slovenian and is best known for his sonnets, was one of Europe’s great Romantic poets.
JOŽE PLEČNIK'S LJUBLJANA
The multitude of his creations in the city, referred to as a whole as “Plečnik’s Ljubljana”, is considered to be one of the 20th century’s most important total works of art. Ljubljana’s landmarks designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) have been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
TIVOLI PARK AND JAKOPIČ PROMENADE
Tivoli Park is Ljubljana’s largest and most beautiful park, stretching right into the city centre. The Jakopič Promenade was designed by architect Jože Plečnik in the central part of Tivoli and has become a well known outdoor venue for exhibitions.