Ljubljana Guides

About Ljubljana

One of the greenest cities in Europe, Ljubljana has a vast offering of museums, cultural and arts events and scenic views.

Ljubljana Guides

City Guide to Ljubljana

Quick facts:

  • Rough location of city Slovenia, Central Europe
  • Language Slovene
  • Population of city 278,000
  • Nearest airport Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport
  • Main train/bus station(s) Ljubljana Train Station (bus and train)
  • Best time to visit? Spring and autumn to beat the crowds, locals escape the city in mid summer.
  • Budget level? £
  • Best for History/Museums, Old Town/Small & quaint, Landmarks, Excursions/day trips

Main Districts

Central Ljubljana

Home of most of the museums and popular attractions.

Metelkova City

An abandoned army base, home to a plethora of interesting buildings, street art and underground music.

Top Attractions

Zmajski Most

The iconic Dragon Bridge is the ideal place for a photo op!

Ljubljana Castle

Take a funicular ride up in the early evenings, to catch spectacular views of the sunset over the city.

Tivoli City Park

This is the city’s largest park, with over 5 square km of gardens to explore.

Best Places To Go Out

  • Metelkova City Find one of the garrison clubs nestled amongst these graffiti-covered ramshackle venues!
  • TOZD Sample craft beers at this hipster hangout.
  • Gujzina Premurska Gostilna Serving up traditional goulash of spiced beef, pork and venison, and delicious fruit pastries, not one to be missed!

Culture Spots

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova Dip a toe into the punky multimedia art world, check out the likes of ‘Looking for a Husband with EU Passport’!
  • Ljubljana Cathedral Discover a baroque interior and beautiful frescoed ceilings.
  • Museum of Illusions This fun museum contains many optical illusions and holograms to keep you entertained!

Free Walking Tour

June – October: 11am and 3pm daily. October – June: 11am daily. Meet in front of the pink church in Preseren Square.