• The Ljubljana Castle

    This medieval beauty offers a great mix of history and events. And hands down the best view of Ljubljana. Mingle with the locals and take some envy-inducing holiday snaps.

  • The Ljubljana Dragon

    Dragons, dragons everywhere! The green dragon has been the symbol of Ljubljana and its protector since ancient times. Meet the friendly monster and find out why.

  • Green City

    The people of the 2016 Green Capital of Europe live in and with nature. It surrounds Ljubljana and seeps into it through countless parks and other green areas. 

Picturesque Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a city with much to offer all year round, whatever the weather. It boasts numerous sights, picturesque districts and pleasant corners.

This visitor-friendly green capital of a green country will win you over with its tourist attractions and cultural offerings. The area on either side of the river that winds its way through the old town centre, with its picturesque bridges and the central market, owes its distinctive appearance to the great European architect Jože Plečnik. Plečnik’s Ljubljana, one of the most important “total” works of art of the twentieth century, is an urban-planning phenomenon of worldwide renown.

The city centre has undergone visible changes over the past decade. It has been pedestrianised and closed to motor vehicles, promenades have developed along the banks of the river Ljubljanica and the city’s streets and green areas pulse with the rhythm of café culture. The city is filled with a positive energy that you are certain to feel.

Ljubljana is full of experiences and countless fascinating stories and legends. It is often said that the best way to discover the sights of a city is simply to walk its streets. One might even say that it is sometimes good to get lost for a while, in order to feel the authentic energy of streets, squares and riverside embankments. But so that you don’t simply wander aimlessly, we have prepared a list of tips that will help you explore and lead you to all the most important sights.

Editors' picks

Remote Ljubljana city tour

Join our local guides from the comfort of your home.

Take the tour now

Stories