Things to do in Ljubljana
The humble heart of Slovenia
Look hard enough between Slovenia’s various parks and green spaces, and you’ll find Ljubljana, the country’s capital. The abundant nature of the city, together with its serene riverfront lined with trees and cafés, gives Ljubljana a more relaxed atmosphere than most European capitals. But there are also plenty of things to do in Ljubljana for visitors looking to engage in the local culture and history, especially around its compact Old Town and up above at Ljubljana Castle.
Top 15 attractions in Ljubljana
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Castle Funicular
Museum of Illusions
Preseren Square (Presernov Trg)
Triple Bridge (Tromostovje)
Ljubljana Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO)
Congress Square (Kongresni Trg)
Ljubljana Cathedral (Church of St. Nicholas)
Tivoli Park and Mansion
National and University Library of Slovenia (Arodna in Univerzitetna Knjiznica)
Butchers' Bridge (Mesarski Most)
Ljubljana Town Hall (Magistrat)
Cobblers' Bridge (Cevljarski Most)
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Top activities in Ljubljana
Ljubljana Castle: Entrance Ticket
Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Show
Lake Bled and Bohinj with Vintgar Gorge included
Ljubljana private walking tour with a local
Lake Bled - An Alpine pearl from Ljubljana
Bled Lake Day Tour From Ljubljana
Explore Ljubljana with legendary Pony bike
Private tour of Plitvice Lakes from Ljubljana
Lake Bled & Postojna cave in one day | Private trip from Ljubljana
Pub Crawl Ljubljana
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Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour from Ljubljana
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When to visit
Even with the surge of tourists that it brings, summer is the best time to visit Ljubljana—and it’s not just the warm weather that makes the season so appealing. June through August sees Ljubljana at its greenest and brings a buzz of festivals and events, such as the Ljubljana Summer Festival in July and August and the Open Kitchen street food market every Friday.
The center of Ljubljana, particularly the city’s Old Town, is small enough that most visitors will find walking a comfortable way to get around. When traveling greater distances or to other parts of the city, use Ljubljana’s bus network to access most areas. And while it is possible to walk up to Ljubljana Castle, the funicular to the top of the hill offers a quicker and less tiring way of getting there.
Getting a view of the city is easy enough from Ljubljana Castle—but for a view of the city with the castle in it (and one that you can enjoy with a drink in hand), head to the rooftop bar at Nebotičnik (Skyscraper) building. As for somewhere to try traditional Slovenian foods like Carniolan sausage and barley stew, try the affordable hole-in-the-wall Klobasarna in the city’s Old Town.