Made in Slovenia Shopping Tour, Ljubljana (Self Guided)

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.
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Made in Slovenia Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Made in Slovenia Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Slovenia » Ljubljana (See other walking tours in Ljubljana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Author: Tom
Spin Vinyl

1) Spin Vinyl

Spin Vinyl is the most famous second-hand vinyl shop in Ljubljana. Not only does it have an extensive collection beginning from the first Slovenian punk vinyls up to contemporary alternative music CDs, but it also sells items with autographs. The shop itself is located in the Old Town district, on the bank of the Ljubljanica river.

Operation hours: Monday – Friday: 11 am – 7 pm; Saturday- Sunday: 11 am – 2 pm.
Galerija Fortuna

2) Galerija Fortuna

Conveniently situated in the Old Town's Gornji Square, Galerija Fortuna is found not to far from Katarina Silk shop. This is a lovely antique shop packed with beautiful items, dating back to the early 20th century, as well as some delightful Art Nouveau objects. The prices are reasonable.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 1 pm; 4 pm - 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm
Katarina Silk

3) Katarina Silk

Katarina Silk is located in the Old Town in Gornji Square. Katarina is the owner of the place and the author of the items sold here. Her shop is also her studio, so one can actually see the master in action. The shop sells one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, using beads, Murano glass, wire, feathers and other materials.

4) Skrina

Skrina is deservedly titled one of the best places in town where to buy a decent piece of folk art and craft. Its high-quality products come at surprisingly affordable prices. The shop offers everything, from Prekmurje black pottery and Idrija lace to painted Easter eggs and brightly colored bridal chests.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am – 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am- 2 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm.

5) Musikalje

This cozy shop is equally popular with music lovers and collectors of musical instruments. Not all the products here are Slovenian-made. However, this is the exact place to come looking for an authentic folk instrument, whether you seek to buy one or just to hear it play.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 7 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm.

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.
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: 3.0 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
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: 4.1 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: 2.7 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

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.