Bežigrad Daily Life Tour, Ljubljana

Predominantly residential, Bežigrad is a district of Ljubljana bordered by the southern rail line, the Kamnik rail line, the highway loop and Šmartinska Cesta to the east. Take this tour to observe the life of locals and explore some outstanding architectural sights off the beaten tourist track.
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Bežigrad Daily Life Tour Map

Guide Name: Bežigrad Daily Life Tour
Guide Location: Slovenia » Ljubljana (See other walking tours in Ljubljana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: Tom
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Navje

1) Navje

Navje, formerly known as St. Christopher's Cemetery, is a memorial park in Bežigrad district, right behind the Ljubljana railway station. Between the early 18th century and the 1930s, the area was used as a central cemetery of Ljubljana. In 1936, a new cemetery was established, called Žale, and most of the graves were moved there. A small portion of the old cemetery was transformed into a "pantheon" of famous Slovenians. The memorial park was designed by architects Jože Plečnik and Ivo Spinčič. After World War II, the park was largely neglected and renovation works commenced only in the 1990s.

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Slovenian Youth Theater

2) Slovenian Youth Theater

The Slovenian Youth Theater was founded in Ljubljana in 1955 as the first professional theater for children and youth in Slovenia. The building hosting the theater is known as Akademski Kolegij, an unfinished work by renowned architect Plečnik.
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Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Center

3) Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Center

The Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Center is a limited liability company which organizes domestic and international fairs, among other events, and is located in Ljubljana's Bežigrad district. The key mission of the Center is to facilitate contact between exhibitors and viewers. The building was designed by architect Ilija Arnautović and completed in 1955. Over the years, the Center has hosted various events, such as Boat Fair, Tourism and Leisure Show, Gastronomic Expo & Ice-cream Fair, Wine Fair, Automobile Show, Nature and Wellness Fair, etc.

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Railway Museum

4) Railway Museum (must see)

The Slovenian Railway Museum is tasked with acquiring, preserving and supplying knowledge about Slovenian railway history. When the railwayman and woman of Slovenia elected to establish a museum of their own, they chose for its location the former locomotive shed at Ljubljana Siska. In its formative years, historic vehicles were temporarily displayed only in the 'roundhouse', a semicircular shed forming the centrepiece of the depot. This shed itself had been listed as part of the cultural heritage.

In 1996, the year that marked the 150th anniversary of the advent of railways in Slovenia, the Museum of the Slovenian Railways presented to the public a permanent display of its most important railway artefacts. This was housed in the former railway training school in Kurilniška Street, close by the main site of the museum. The building, however, was old and in a ruinous state. With its demolition in 2002, the display had to be closed to the public for the duration. It reopened on a newly acquired site next to the roundhouse in 2004. As before, the display introduces visitors to the main spheres of railway activity. Aided by its maps and illustrations, visitors can trace the whole development of Slovenia's railway network.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

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Hranilniška Ulica

5) Hranilniška Ulica

Hranilniška Ulica, or the Savings Bank Street, is one of the oldest streets in Ljubljana. Built in the 1880s, it has retained much of its architectural and historic character. The street is particularly noted for its heritage buildings.
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Bežigrad Grammar School

6) Bežigrad Grammar School

Bežigrad Gymnasium is a coeducational state secondary school for students aged between 15 and 19. Famous for its education quality and eminent alumni, the institution is regarded as one of the best grammar schools in Slovenia. It was founded in 1596 as a Jesuit educational institution and initially was located in the center of Ljubljana, the then capital of the Duchy of Carniola. Until 1889, it was the only grammar school in the city. That year, the Poljane Grammar School was founded and the old institution was renamed to "The First Gymnasium of Ljubljana". In 1936, it was moved to its current location in the Bežigrad district. It soon became known among locals as the "Bežigrad Gymnasium". In 1990, this name was officially adopted.

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Bežigrad Dvor

7) Bežigrad Dvor

Bežigrad Dvor is a recently-opened shopping center that is very popular with locals. Here you will not find any famous Slovenian brand of shoes or clothing, but only some authentic souvenirs to take home, including local wines. It is also renowned for some nice cafes on its premises.
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Bežigrad Stadium

8) Bežigrad Stadium

Bežigrad Stadium, also known as the Bežigrad Central Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Ljubljana. It has been used predominantly for football matches, and is the home of NK Olimpija. The stadium was built in 1928 for the Catholic youth sport association Orel. It was designed by architect Jože Plečnik. Depeche Mode played here in 2006, followed by British metal band Iron Maiden, performed in July 2007. The stadium also hosted two notable concerts by Slovenian band Siddharta.

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Walking Tours in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Create Your Own Walk in Ljubljana

Create Your Own Walk in Ljubljana

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ljubljana is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Made in Slovenia Shopping Tour

Made in Slovenia Shopping Tour

A walk through numerous small shops in Ljubljana, selling authentic Slovenian products, will have you will find everything, from folk instruments to the finest lace in Slovenia. Even if you are short on budget, a trip to these shops will surely enrich your knowledge of Slovenia and Ljubljana. Do not hesitate to take this tour and experience Ljubljana's shopping first-hand.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Religious Sights in Ljubljana

Religious Sights in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a great religious center. It has Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist and Evangelical churches, the most remarkable of which being the Franciscan Church situated in the center of the city. Take this tour to discover the holy sights of Ljubljana.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia. Throughout its history, it has come under Germanic, Latin and Slavic cultural influences. Ljubljana is situated on the river Ljubljanica, from which it has received its name. This tour will give you an overview of the most popular attractions in this city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Shopping Experience in Ljubljana

Shopping Experience in Ljubljana

Have you ever wondered what shopping in Ljubljana is really like? Well, now you have the chance to find out. Narrow streets packed with small shops, squares hosting covered markets - this is Ljubljana. Our tour will take you to some of the most famous shops and markets in the city. Feel free to explore any other shop along the way too.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Landmarks Walking Tour

Landmarks Walking Tour

Pretty much like any other European capital, Ljubljana has extraordinary heritage. Over the years, the city has accumulated an extensive collection of monuments, both architectural and historic - buildings, squares, bridges. Take this tour to see some of Ljubljana's most prominent landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Famous Museum Walk in Ljubljana

Famous Museum Walk in Ljubljana

One of the best ways to discover the rich heritage of Slovenia is to pay a visit to the local museums. However, if you've had enough of history, you can always escape to a more unusual place, like the Museum of Brewery, for example. Sounds interesting? Then take this tour and have fun in Ljubljana's museums.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Ljubljana for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Ljubljana has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Ljubljana, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.