The roof terrace of the café on the top floor of Nebotičnik (Slovenian for 'Skyscraper'), a venerable example of architecture between the two World Wars, affords some of the most beautiful views of Ljubljana opening out in all directions. A classic Slovenian pop song titled Na vrhu Nebotičnika (On Top of the Skyscraper) describes a visit to the café at the top of the building as a romantic experience par excellence.
Built in 1933 to designs by Vladimir Šubic, the Skyscraper was the tallest building on the Balkans and the ninth tallest building in Europe at the time of its construction.
Next to the Skyscraper an even taller residential building with Ljubljana's first modern shopping arcade was envisaged but never realised. The slightly above 70-metre high Skyscraper was built on the model of American skyscrapers and equipped with several technical novelties of the time, including fast lifts, air conditioning and fuel oil central heating.
The Skyscraper still serves its original purpose: it houses various shops, business offices and, on the 6th to 9th floors, residential flats.
- Night club and Café: Sunday to Wednesday 9:00-1:00, Thursday to Saturday 9:00-03:00
- Restaurant: Mondays to Saturdays 12:00-22:00, Sundays and and public holidays closed.