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Art and culture

Ljubljana is a lively centre of creativity. Art and culture, which have always played a key role in Slovenian history, are just a matter of prestige, but, so to speak, a way of life. In this section you can find information about the main centres of cultural activity, the highest achievements in Slovenian art, and the major events traditionally held in Slovenia. 

  • Ljubljana celebrates 2000 years of Emona

    Two thousand years ago, the Roman city of Emona stood on the site of the present-day Ljubljana. In 2014, in celebration of the anniversary, Ljubljana will host a vibrant programme of events and experiences aimed at evoking the atmosphere of Roman times.

  • Musical tradition and contemporary musical life

    The scope of musical events held in Ljubljana reflects both a rich musical tradition and a burgeoning contemporary music scene.

  • Performing arts

    Apart from having a rich tradition of classical theatre and ballet, Ljubljana is one of the most important centres of contemporary theatre and dance in this part of Europe.

  • Festivals of all kinds and sizes

    Ljubljana hosts a rich programme of events, including a large number of well established festivals.

  • Visual arts

    Ljubljana has a vibrant artistic life. The prolific work of some of its artists has left a distinctive mark on the international art scene.

  • Literary trails

    In Ljubljana, the World Book Capital 2010, and in its surroundings there are a number of memorial houses where visitors get an insight into the lives and minds of the artists.