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Sights and attractions

Explore Ljubljana and Central Slovenia, either on an organized tour or on your own. Practically anywhere in the region there is something unique and picturesque to be found. Ljubljana, often compared to Prague due to its stunning architectural beauty, is still considered to be a hidden gem of Europe. The region is marked by picturesque castles and mansions, old homesteads, village churches, remarkable for their wealth of artistic treasures, and countless natural sights. 

  • Top sights of Ljubljana

    Ljubljana is a picturesque city boasting a wealth of attractions. This short guide includes the most important ones – those that you simply cannot afford to miss.

  • Castles and mansions

    There are numerous beautiful castles, mansions and palaces in Ljubljana and in the Central Slovenia region. The most famous among these are for the most part renovated and open to the public.

  • Historic houses and collections

    Historic houses and small museum collections offer the possibility of getting to know the local tradition and cultural heritage.

  • Plečnik's Ljubljana

    The famous architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) tried to model Ljubljana on ancient Athens. The multitude of his creations in the city, referred to as a whole as "Plečnik's Ljubljana", is considered to be one of the 20th century's most important total works of art.

  • Ljubljana's façades and monuments

    The buildings' façades and monuments in the old city centre of Ljubljana reflect styles from various periods of history combined in a unique way.

  • Baroque style Ljubljana

    Apart from creations by the architect Jože Plečnik, it was the Baroque that contributed most significantly to the architectural appearance of the present Ljubljana.

  • Green Ljubljana

    Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016, has a green soul and a reputation for its high environmental awareness. Visit the city which has managed to preserve its green character to the present day and get to know some of its popular green spaces.

  • Famous churches

    The artistic and especially architectural legacy found in the Central Slovenia is intensely marked by the richness of the ecclesiastical art.

  • Museums in Ljubljana and its surrounding areas

    Due to Ljubljana and Central Slovenia's rich and unique artistic and historical heritage, visiting the region's museums is quite an experience.

  • The river Ljubljanica and its bridges

    The river Ljubljanica, with its interesting bridges and picturesque old city centre embankments, is one of Ljubljana's most notable landmarks.

  • Roman period sights

    Ljubljana and its surrounding areas are densely scattered with remains from the Roman period. Roman Ljubljana, called Emona, was a strategically important military stronghold.

  • Art Nouveau Ljubljana

    At the turn of the 20th century, a new artistic style referred to by several different names including Art Nouveau contributed significantly to the appearance of a number of European cities. In Ljubljana, it developed under the influence of the Viennese Secession (hence the local name "secesija") and found expression mainly in architecture.