One Night in Ljubljana

One Night in Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (B)

Ljubljana (pronounced Lube-Lee-ahna) is the capital of Slovenia and has been on my list of places to see ever since I read Paulo Coelho’s book, “Veronika Decides to Die”, many years ago. Despite the depressing book title, the story is actually uplifting. Veronika, the main character, lived in Ljubljana, and even though it isn’t described as typically beautiful or exciting, I just had to see this city for myself- even if it was only for one night.

As we drove closer to the main town, my excitement grew and my anticipation to explore mounted. This anticipation was delayed by almost 45minutes while we tried to navigate towards our hotel. Our GPS directed us in circles, over and over around the main part of town and each “right” would take us to a cobblestone street with no pedestrian access. We finally parked the car and wheeled our suitcases through Stari Trg, one of the main streets and the street that led to our hotel.

We stayed at the Vander Urbani Resort, a member of the Design Hotels. An ultra-modern boutique hotel located smack bang in the city centre, which is filled with cafes and bars all lined along the river. Breakfast was included, and one of the best things about the hotel was the rooftop (albeit small) pool, which gave us a chance to unwind. We were also informed that we could park our car in a selected car park that offered rates to the hotel’s guests. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: One Night in Ljubljana
Guide Location: Slovenia » Ljubljana
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ilana Sallick
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Stari Trg
  • Vander Urbani Resort
  • Cankerjevo Nabrezje
  • Gostilna Sokol
  • Cantina Mexicano
  • Nebotičnik
  • Cacao
  • Lesar Hotel
  • Allegro Hotel
  • Ljubljana Castle