Top Things to Do In and Around Ljubljana

Top Things to Do In and Around Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (B)

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital with a population of 270,000, seems smaller than its actual size. Its central walking zone is compact and nearby the Ljubljanica River that bisects the city. Many bridges cross the river while cafes line its banks.

We were only in Ljubljana for a half-day, and it definitely deserves a whole one or more. But we were able to see several of the sights on our short walking tour before we relaxed at a riverside cafe.

The Statue of France Prešeren is the meeting point for locals. It is located in the now traffic-free Prešeren Square across from the Triple Bridge. The statue looks toward a rose-colored woman, Julija, in a picture frame on yellow house who was Prešeren’s unrequited love. The statue was controversial a century ago when erected by the church as it includes a naked woman.

France Prešeren is Slovenia’s greatest poet whose works include the lyrics to Slovenia’s National Anthem.

The Triple Bridge is one of Ljubljana’s top landmarks. The middle part of the bridge which is the widest already existed before the famous architect Jože Plečnik added two side spans to more effectively funnel six lanes of traffic into one. Now of course, this area is all pedestrian which makes the city so much nicer. I can’t imagine having to dodge cars and buses in the lovely area. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Things to Do In and Around Ljubljana
Guide Location: Slovenia » Ljubljana
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ljubljanica River
  • Statue of France
  • Slovenia Triple Bridge
  • Cobblers’ Bridge
  • Dragon Bridge
  • Butchers Bridge
  • Riverside Market
  • Ljubljana’s cathedral
  • Ljubljana Castle
  • City Hall