Cultural Walk, Ljubljana

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.
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Cultural Walk Map

Guide Name: Cultural Walk
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: 4.0 km
Author: Tom
House of Experiments

1) House of Experiments (must see)

The House of Experiments is a museum featuring hands-on exhibits. No place for boredom here! Fun and exciting experiences ahead! Visitors are welcome to wander around and try the strange, wacky machines displayed all over the place, or enjoy the educational performance they call Adventures, that introduces you to the scientific secrets of the surrounding world.

Operation hours: Saturday – Sunday: 11 am – 7...   view more
Slovene Ethnographic Museum

2) Slovene Ethnographic Museum (must see)

Want to know more about the people of Slovenia? Eager to find out about their traditions and culture? - If yes, then the Slovene Ethnographic Museum is the right place for you, as it boasts extensive collections, numerous exhibits, all carefully gathered to reveal the richness of Slovenian culture. Permanent exhibitions are focused on the local folk arts and customs; temporary displays change at least twice a month. Every first Sunday of the month, admission is free for all visitors.

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Slovenian Cinema Museum

3) Slovenian Cinema Museum

The Slovenian Cinema Museum is located on the premises of Slovenska Kinoteka,‎ and was established on the grounds of the Film Museum, opened in 1973 by the Slovenian Film Workers Association, as a permanent cultural campaign. In February 1979, the Film Museum merged with the Slovenian Theater Museum and was renamed to the Slovenian Theater and Film Museum. The museum's collection is quite diverse and divided into sections, featuring technical articles (lanterna magica, taumatrop,...   view more
Ljubljana Opera House

4) 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
Cankarjev Dom‎

5) Cankarjev Dom‎

Otherwise known as the Cultural and Congress Center, Cankarjev Dom‎ is an important cultural venue situated in the very heart of Ljubljana. The building features 20 multi-purpose halls and hosts up to 250 conferences a year. Apart from that, Cankarjev Dom‎ has a vast exhibition space. The center is an active member of AIPC, ICCA and IAPCO. It was named after Ivan Cankar, a well-known Slovene writer and poet.

Operation hours: 10 am until conclusion of last...   view more
Slovenian Philharmonic

6) 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
City Museum of Ljubljana

7) City Museum of Ljubljana

The City Museum of Ljubljana traces the history of the city all the way back to the ancient period, when the Roman settlement of Emonawas was first mentioned. The museum documents the exciting metamorphosis Ljubljana has endured on its way to becoming a contemporary European capital. It numbers several permanent exhibitions and organizes various temporary displays all year round.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Wednesday, Friday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm; Thursday: 10 am - 9...   view more
Plečnik House

8) Plečnik House (must see)

Editor's note: Closed for renovation works, expected to open in the spring of 2015.

Plečnik House is a house museum dedicated to the notable Slovene architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957). He is famous for masterminding the National and University Library in Ljubljana, and is also praised for his work in Vienna, Belgrade and Prague. This modest house-museum, where the architect spent some years of his life (1921-1957), gives an insight to the daily life of Jože Plečnik, featuring both...   view more

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.
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
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
Ljubljana Artistic Walk

Ljubljana Artistic Walk

While the streets of Ljubljana are an art museum in their own right, the city also proudly boasts some truly good galleries. Small, cozy, colorful, stylish, and exuding a bohemian atmosphere, the galleries of Ljubljana have something to amaze everyone with. Take your time and this tour to explore the city's top galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 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
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
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