Ljubljana - the capital of Slovenia
We visited three Ljubljana sights on a flying visit during our trip through Slovenia got to know. That is by far not all Ljubljana has to offer in terms of attractions. But our tour showed us that the city has a lot to offer. We were in town for a couple of hours in September. We used this for a walk through the old town. However, there was not enough time to really get to know Ljubljana. A longer visit is definitely worth it. ten Places to visit in Ljubljana should, introduces Travel Notes & Beyond (in English).
Three sights in Ljubljana for a short visit
in the short time we therefore limited ourselves to the old town of Ljubljana. We start our tour on
Central Market of Ljubljana
The market consists of two parts. Farmers sell their products at the outdoor market in the squares Vodnikov trg and Pogačarnev trg. In addition, there are also the Plečnik's market halls. There is meat, wood oven bread, baked goods, cheese, dried fruit, pumpkin seed oil and other food products. Every Wednesday an organic market takes place on Pogačarjev trg square. Then products of surrounding farms are sold there. Occasionally, there are also culinary events.
Colorful fruit stalls with crunchy vegetables are just as enjoyable as the fresh fruit from the surrounding farms. An ice cream seller smoothes his ice on a metal surface, before handing it over to the customer in a waffle. Our time does not allow us to stroll through the market halls. Instead, we cross the Mesarski Most Bridge, where lovers swore eternal love with love locks. From there we watch a group of standup paddlers on the river Ljubljanica.
We follow the waterfront, where one Restaurant and Café next to the other is waiting on customers. Numerous guests meet friends in the shade of trees. Others take a break from shopping at the market. We save this for later. For now, we continue our walk on Trubarjeva cesta street. It brings us to
Spomenik Franceta Prešerna
Slovenia's national poet watches over this place France Prešeren. From there he looks out over three bridges. These cross the river towards the old town. On the other side, Galerija Emporium towers over the intersection. The Art Nouveau building of this shop is well worth seeing. Art Nouveau can often be found in Ljubljana. Opposite is the Church of the Annunciation. Their red color is typical of Franciscan churches. It has been a cultural monument since 2008.
Our walk leads us past Congress Square to the Shoemaker's Bridge. We cross Šuštarski most, as the bridge is called in Slovenian. On the other side of the river we reach the
Pedestrian area of the city
Here we see how young Ljubljana is. A band rocks on the bridge and captivates us for a few moments with their music. Below us one of the excursion boats, that offer tours on the river, passes. The fortress of Ljubljana rises above it, but we have to skip a visit. Instead, we follow the street Mestni trg, the pedestrian zone, to the town hall. This stands on the town square in the center of the city near the cathedral. It's worth taking a look inside. The courtyard has frescoes worth seeing. In addition, there are always exhibitions there.
Stritarjeva ulica street brings us back to the river and the three bridges. We have some time left, before we continue on our journey to Bled. Time enough for a visit to Ljubljana's supposedly best ice cream parlor, at Cacao. This ice cream parlor joins the cafés and Restaurants, which we passed at the beginning of our tour. Now we sit down with our friends at one of the tables and enjoy a huge sundae. It tastes delicious in the late summer sun. We observe the passers-by, who stroll along the riverbank.
Ljubljana is a city to savor. It radiates a lovable charm, that captivates us. And who knows, maybe we'll be back soon to see the rest of the city's sights.
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Source: own local research for sights in Ljubljana. We thank Best Press Story for supporting this trip. Our opinion, as always, remains our own.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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30 thoughts too "Three sights in Ljubljana"
Interesting, colorful and lively - I like those places!
We can only recommend Ljubljana, Sabine. The old town is really beautiful, young and lively. I could have endured it even longer.
Hello you two,
First of all, I would like to compliment you. Your contributions are always well researched and contain great pictures. In the end, there is never a question left to me. It's just fun to bother with you.
I've never had Slovenia on the screen so far, but somehow I just got a bit hungry.
Thank you very much for the nice compliment. We're really glad. Nice, if we deliver the information you are looking for. As far as Slovenia is concerned, this has only recently captivated us. Probably because we always wanted to get it over on our way to the sea as soon as possible. That this was a mistake, we notice only now.
Hello dear ones,
I only drove past Ljubljana on the way to Croatia. As I have to see and read here now, it was probably a mistake not to stop here. This must necessarily be made up. Very nice report!
Thank you, dear Janet. Yes, Ljubljana is a surprisingly young and almost Mediterranean city that is well worth a visit.
Ljubljana I really liked, the city has a lot of Mediterranean charm. Especially in the evening, when young and old meet in the bars and restaurants on the river this is a unique atmosphere. And the proximity to the mountains makes them twice as attractive to me.
I can only absolutely agree with you, Antje. Especially the cafes and restaurants on the river provide a great atmosphere. We would have liked to stay there longer. And how attractive the environment of Ljubljana is, we have on ours Journey to Kamnik in the spring myself experienced.
Dear Monika, dear Petar,
very impressively described. It's always fun to read your articles. On our Hungary-Croatia-Slovenia holiday before 3 years Ljubljana was also on our list. But as always, we have taken too much time and had to delete the beautiful town at the end. I'm getting angry now. But if that's not a good reason to visit Slovenia. A great country.
I am very happy if you like our articles. The reverse is also true: D. I find your reports about Japan and life there fascinating. And maybe next time it will work out with a longer stay in Ljubljana. It is worth it ..
Slovenia was a bit further back on my travel list, but your reports are really fun and Ljubljana makes a really nice impression ... maybe I have to sort my list again;)
Nicole from the travel blog CicoBerlin
We were really surprised by both Slovenia and especially Ljubljana. The city is young, very lively and makes you curious about more. We will definitely come back to get to know them better.
In my year as a lecturer, I had a student from Ljubljana, who once gave a presentation on Slovenia. Since then, the country is at the top of my list! Your great article has confirmed the desire ... there is nothing better than to get to know a city on a walk and to stroll through the market.
I agree with you. Getting yourself drifting in a foreign city sometimes gives you great and unexpected insights. And Ljubljana surprised us a lot.
Once I was in Senj on the Slovenian coast. Slovenia is a very nice travel destination. Senj is the birthplace of the red Zora. The writer Kurt Held introduced Senj to the town with his children's book "The Red Zora and its Gang". Your appealing blog article arouses my interest in Ljubljana. I hope someday my way will lead me back to Slovenia. I like coastal landscapes, karst landscapes, waterfalls, caves and truffles.
We don't know Senj yet. And neither does the “red Zora”, although I have heard of it: D. I am pleased if you like our article about Ljubljana. Slovenia and its capital are really worth a visit. We are also interested in the truffles.
Hello Monika and Petar,
So far we have left out Ljubljana on our Slovenia road trip. But now we have to ... It's not that far from Vienna - there are even direct connections by long-distance bus or train. But let's see, our "Let's do it soon" list is just too long.
Ljubljana definitely pays off for a weekend away from Vienna. Surely the effort is not that big, and the city is really beautiful.
I am an absolute fan of architecture in the Eastern European cities. I did not have Ljubljana on the screen yet. But it looks like I have to go there.
which other Eastern European cities can you recommend because of their architecture? We like both modern and historical architectural styles.
It is not far away and yet so completely unknown travel pavement for me. I should seriously consider exploring this beautiful corner in summer.
Your tips are more than inviting.
When I read your tour like this, my favorite place will be the, at the feet of the poet with a view also the three bridges :-)
that was mine too - and the many cafés on the riverbank: D I think there is much more to discover in Ljubljana.
Oh, I have to visit the central market when I go there next time
He's pretty tall, Michaela. In addition, there are various market halls, for which we did not have the time during our visit. So allow plenty of time: D
When it comes to summer pictures, we are even less interested in winter here in Stuttgart. But then we will also make a note of this on our "to see" list for the coming season.
Haha, Silke and Thomas: D Then I have to write winter post, right? A few are still out of Slovenia. But at the weekend it's off to the Waldviertel.
I did not even think about Slovenia when planning your holiday! It's not that far off. I'll remember that for next summer!
Ljubljana is an ideal stopover for several days on the way south. There is a lot to discover in and around the city.
As with your other contributions, I always feel like walking with you right through the streets and experiencing everything directly with you.
nice if we can convey that feeling to you. That is exactly what we want to achieve. Maybe that inspires you to take a look at our destinations: D.
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