City Orientation Walk, Ljubljana

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.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Slovenia » Ljubljana (See other walking tours in Ljubljana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 15
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: Tom
Dragon Bridge

1) Dragon Bridge (must see)

The Dragon Bridge across the Ljubljanica river is found in the northeast of Vodnik Square, Ljubljana. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the bridge is currently protected as a technical monument. The Dragon Bridge is often regarded as the most beautiful production by the Vienna Secession. It is the first bridge in Slovenia paved with asphalt, the first reinforced concrete bridge in Ljubljana, and one of Europe's earliest reinforced concrete bridges. It is a triple-hinged arch...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Vodnikov trg

2) Vodnikov trg

Vodnikov trg is a square in Ljubljana. It is dedicated to a famous Slovenian priest, journalist and poet Valentin Vodnik. His statue is also located in the middle of the square. The area houses a large outdoor market and is very popular among tourists and...   view more
Stolnica Svetega Nikolaja

3) Stolnica Svetega Nikolaja (must see)

Saint Nicholas' Cathedral, commonly referred to as the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas or Ljubljana Cathedral, is an easily recognizable landmark of the city with its green dome and twin towers. It is located in Cyril and Methodius Square, nearby the Ljubljana Central Market and the Ljubljana Town Hall. The site was originally occupied by an aisled Romanesque church, the oldest mention of which dates back to 1262. An extensive fire in 1361 resulted in the church being refurbished in Gothic...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Prešeren Square

4) Prešeren Square (must see)

Prešeren Square (Slovene: Prešernov Trg) is the central square of Ljubljana, amid which stands a statue of Slovene national poet France Prešeren; hence the name. The statue faces the window where Prešeren's "muse" once lived. In that building is a small statue too. On the north side of the square stands the Baroque-style Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Hauptmann's House represents an architectural masterpiece considered to be one of the few buildings in Prešeren...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Triple Bridge

5) Triple Bridge (must see)

The Triple Bridge (Slovene: Tromostovje) is one of the symbols of Slovenian capital. Its central part - the stone-arched bridge - had two pedestrian pathways added on both sides in 1929, designed by Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik (1872-1957), effectively widening the bridge and preventing it from becoming a bottleneck. With the conversion of the area into a pedestrian zone in 2008, only limited traffic now uses the central bridge, effectively making it a triple pathway river crossing.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
Kresija Palace

6) Kresija Palace

The Kresija Palace (Slovene: Kresijska Palaca) is found in the central part of Ljubljana, on the bank of the Ljubljanica River near the Triple Bridge. Noted for its blend of Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo styles, the building was completed after the Ljubljana earthquake of 1895 to house the Ljubljana district bureaucracy of the then Duchy of Carniola. The name of the palace derives from the old Slovenian word "kresija", used as a common colloquial name for the Austrian districts, known as...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ljubljana Town Hall

7) Ljubljana Town Hall (must see)

The Ljubljana Town Hall (Slovenian: Mestna Hiša, Rotovž, or Magistrat) is located in Town Square, close to St. Nicholas Cathedral. The original building was completed in 1584, designed by Carniolan architect Peter Bezlaj. Between 1717 and 1719, the building underwent major reconstruction, led by architect Gregor Maček, blending late Baroque and Classicist styles. In the mid 1920s, a monument to Serbian king and Yugoslavia's first monarch Peter I was erected opposite the Town Hall,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Cobblers' Bridge

8) Cobblers' Bridge (must see)

The Cobblers' or Shoemakers' Bridge across the River Ljubljanica is one of the oldest bridges in Ljubljana. It dates as far back as the 13th century, and was initially called the Upper Bridge (Zgornji Most). Back then, it was a wooden bridge with a butcher's shop on it. Story has it that the stench from meat was so strong that the king paid to have the meat shop removed, and its place was taken by shoemakers; hence the present name. Over the centuries, the bridge was reconstructed...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ljubljanski grad

9) Ljubljanski grad (must see)

Ljubljanski grad is a medieval castle in Ljubljana. It is located on Castle Hill overlooking the old town.

According to archeological surveys, the area of the present castle has been settled continuously since 1200 BC, when the first settlements and later fortifications were built. The hill summit probably became a Roman army stronghold after fortifications were built in Illyrian and Celtic times.

The oldest mention of Ljubljana Castle is inscribed on a parchment sheet Nomina defunctorum...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
University of Ljubljana

10) University of Ljubljana (must see)

The University of Ljubljana is the first and the largest university in Slovenia; with 64,000 enrolled graduate and postgraduate students, it is among the largest universities of Europe. Although certain academies (notably of philosophy and theology) were established as part of the Jesuit-led higher educational drive as early as the 17th century, the university as such had first been founded in 1810 under the name Écoles Centrales by the French Imperial administration of the Illyrian Provinces....   view more
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Slovenian Philharmonic

11) Slovenian Philharmonic (must see)

The Slovenian Philharmonic, namely Academia Philharmonicorum, was founded in 1701. Its Neo-Renaissance building was completed in 1892, designed by architect Adolf Wagner. Having survived two revolutions, two world wars, and the earthquake of 1895, the Slovenian Philharmonic building is listed as a "cultural monument of national importance", and is a home to the much acclaimed Slovenian Philharmonic...   view more
Congress Square

12) Congress Square

Congress Square is one of Ljubljana's central squares. It was built in 1821 on the site of a ruined medieval Capuchin monastery, abandoned during the reign of Habsburg Emperor Joseph II. The square was used for ceremonial purposes during the Congress of Ljubljana. After the Congress, the square had a park planted in its center, which soon became known as Park Zvezda (Star Park), because of its shape. The square itself was named after the Congress of Ljubljana. During the Socialist period,...   view more
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13) Nebotičnik (must see)

Nebotičnik is a prominent high-rise located in the centre of Ljubljana and is one of the city's most recognisable landmarks. Its thirteen storeys rise to a height of 70.35 m (231 ft). It was designed for the Pension Institute. Construction began in July 1930 and the building opened on 21 February 1933. It was, upon completion, the tallest building in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and the ninth-tallest high-rise in Europe. It was and would remain for some time the tallest residential building...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ljubljana Opera House

14) Ljubljana Opera House

Located between the Slovenian Parliament, the National Museum and the National Gallery is the Ljubljana Opera House - previously the home of the Provincial Theater (Slovene: Dezelno Gledalisce), built between 1890 and 1892 in Neo-Renaissance style by Czech architects Jan V. Hrasky and Anton Hruby. Prior to the construction of the German Theater (the present Drama Theater) in 1911, it held productions in both Slovenian and German; afterwards, only in Slovenian. The facade of the Opera House has...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Tivoli Park

15) Tivoli Park (must see)

Tivoli is the largest park in Ljubljana. It is located on the outskirts of the central district, stretching to Siska district to the north, Vic to the south and Roznik to the west. The park was laid out during the French imperial administration of Ljubljana in 1813 and named after the Parisian Jardins de Tivoli. In the 1920s, it was renovated by famous Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik, who designed the Jakopic Promenade that runs through the park, creating a linear visual axis going from the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
Clubbing in Ljubljana

Clubbing in Ljubljana

Probably the best way to spend a night in Ljubljana is by visiting its dazzling and trendy night clubs. Though the majority of bars and lounges close before midnight, Ljubljana has several clubs that are buzzing with entertainment. Take this tour and explore the best of Ljubljana's night scene.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
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
Cultural Walk

Cultural Walk

Ljubljana is the cultural center of Slovenia, therefore you will most certainly find here a cultural venue to your liking. Discover Ljubljana's cultural scene by visiting the museums and galleries listed on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 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
Bežigrad Daily Life Tour

Bežigrad Daily Life Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km