Landmarks Walking Tour, Ljubljana

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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Landmarks Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Landmarks Walking Tour
Guide Location: Slovenia » Ljubljana (See other walking tours in Ljubljana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: Tom
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Prešeren Monument

1) Prešeren Monument (must see)

The Prešeren Monument is a centerpiece of Prešeren Square and is one of the most notable monuments in Ljubljana. Designed by Ivan Hribar and Maks Fabianithe, the statue is dedicated to the memory of France Prešeren, a Slovenian poet, and was solemnly inaugurated in...   view more
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Ljubljana Central Pharmacy

2) Ljubljana Central Pharmacy

Located on the premises of the former Državna Lekarna Palace, the Ljubljana Central Pharmacy is nestled at the end of Čop Street in Prešeren Square. The building was constructed in 1895 in a Neo-Renaissance style. It is one of the most prominent structures in Ljubljana's commercial...   view more
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Dragon Bridge

3) 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
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Robba Fountain

4) Robba Fountain

Officially known as the Fountain of the Three Rivers of Carniola, the Robba fountain was originally located outside the Ljubljana Town Hall, near St. Nicholas Cathedral. In 2006, it was renovated and moved into the National Gallery, while its exact copy took the place of the original in Town Square. The fountain was built between 1743 and 1751 by Italian sculptor Francesco Robba, inspired by Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers on Piazza Navona in Rome. The Ljubljana fountain represents...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Ljubljana Town Hall

5) 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
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Cobblers' Bridge (West Bank)

6) Cobblers' Bridge (West Bank) (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
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National and University Library of Slovenia

7) National and University Library of Slovenia

The National and University Library is one of the most important national educational and cultural institutions of Slovenia. Plans for a new building were created between 1930-31 by Jože Plečnik. Initially the project encountered resistance by the Yugoslavian authorities based in Belgrade. However, persistent student protests and demonstrations have been effective, and the new building was erected between 1936-41.

The library building is the most monumental of Plečnik's works. The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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University of Ljubljana

8) 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
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Slovenska Matica

9) Slovenska Matica

Slovenska Matica, also known as Matica Slovenska, is the second-oldest publishing house in Slovenia, established in the 19th century as an institution for the scholarly and cultural progress of Slovenes. The name is literally translated into English as the "Slovene Queen Bee," which is a metaphor meaning "the parent body of the Slovenes." It should not be confused with Matica Slovenská, the analogous institution in Slovakia. Slovenska Matica reached its peak at the beginning...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Hauptmann's House

10) Hauptmann's House (must see)

Hauptmann's House is situated in the old part of the city, and it represents an architectural masterpiece. It is considered to be one of the few buildings in Prešeren Square to have survived the earthquake of 1895. The building was erected in 1873, and was renovated with an Art Nouveau touch in 1904, following the project of Ciril Metod...   view more
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Nebotičnik

11) 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

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.
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
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
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
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
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