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Art feeds the soul

Treat yourself to a cultural break in a creative city with a buzzing lifestyle.

Ljubljana is a European capital of culture, art, festivals and adventures with its own distinctive identity. It is famous for its vibrant cultural scene, contemporary creativity, quality of life, excellent cuisine and an atmosphere that’s hard to forget.
Be part of the buzz and treat yourself to a cultural break in Slovenia’s capital!

See historic sights: Plečnik’s Ljubljana – a unique example of urban planning that is among the most important “total” works of art of the twentieth century, Ljubljana Castle with its rich history dating back 900 years, the largest collection of Slovene art at the National Gallery, the oldest musical instrument in the world at the National Museum, and the world’s oldest wooden wheel with axle at the City Museum of Ljubljana.

Experience authentic contact with the destination and discover a festival city – with experiences of lifestyle, customs, cuisine, folklore, street theatre and classical music. Festival events in the city centre begin each year with “June in Ljubljana” and end with “Nights in Old Ljubljana” at the end of August. “Summer in Old Ljubljana” includes open-air jazz performances and early music concerts. For a few days each year, the Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival transforms the streets of Ljubljana into a stage.

Set off to explore urban neighbourhoods, street culture and avant-garde spaces and get to know the local population. Visit the Metelkova Cultural Centre, the Kino Šiška Centre of Urban Culture and the Španski Borci Contemporary Performing Arts Centre. Stroll down Križevniška, one of Ljubljana’s oldest streets, and visit the rich cultural, cuisine and crafts quarter known as Soteska.

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Šiška, one of the most famous neighborhoods in Ljubljana, is more than just a collection of graffiti and the postal code 1107. So that not only the residents of Šiška think so, we invite you to read more about it and get to know it better.

Šiška Cultural Quarter

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    Cela šiškarija je dogodek, ki je nastal na pobudo Turizma Ljubljana za vzpostavitev Kulturne četrti Šiška. Ta temelji na svojstveni identiteti, raznolikih programih kulturnih institucij, lokalnih znamenitostih, podpori dogajanju na zelenih površinah v Šiški ter na vseh drugih prostorih srečevanja in neulovljivih življenjskih slogih, ki skupaj udejanjajo utrip četrti.

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    Discover the rich heritage of diverse history, from the 60,000-year-old Neanderthal flute, which is the oldest musical instrument in the world, to Tito's limos in the Technical Museum of Slovenia in Bistra.

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