"Ljubljana, another well kept secret" Ljubljana by Dabs

Ljubljana Travel Guide: 2,096 reviews and 4,977 photos

I'm not sure why Slovenia and it's capital city of Ljubljana are not more frequently visited, perhaps tourism picks up in the summer months and we were lucky enough to see it before the hordes descend. Or maybe it's because no one knows how to pronounce it!

Ljubljana is a compact capital city, the population is around 276,000, one fifth of which are students. Everything is within walking distance, you can walk from the train or bus station to your hotel and from your hotel to any of the sights.

Slovenia was once part of Yugoslavia, it declared it's independence on June 26, 1991, had a minor 10 day war and avoided the problems of the other countries that formed Yugoslavia. Slovenia is now part of the EU, English is widely spoken and it's incredibly easy to get around and communicate.

We had 1 1/2 days to spend here, we saw everything that we wanted to see in that time, add another 1/2 day if you plan on seeing any of the museums. Ljubljana might also make a nice base if you want to do day trips to the Lake Bled/Lake Bohinj area or out to see the caves at Postjna or Skocjan but not have the hassle of moving from hotel to hotel, everything in Slovenia seems to be an easy day's drive.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Uncrowded, lovely old town, good food
  • Cons:Mid range hotel choices are a bit limited
  • Last visit to Ljubljana: May 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Great page, interesting pictures. Irene

  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Kristi, this is a really informative page about a European city I knew so little about. Now I will have to visit someday. One to add to an ever-growing list!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Our first plan in visiting Croatia was to stop here-but too far. Good pictures and comments as always.

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Kristi, this page is brilliant. You haven't missed a thing. I can't wait to get to Ljubljana now but must wait a year to do so. Thank you so much for your exquisite detail.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2009 at 7:47 AM

    Wonderful conch-like shot of this staircase at Neoboticnik...wonderful pages with so much history. Too bad the rooftop deck was closed when you visited...Norman :)

  • Dec 11, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Excellent web site, pictures and tips!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Another beautiful city to put on my must list to visit.

  • Jul 22, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    lj is a beautiful city isnt it? you got lucky with such a glorious sunshine! lovely page kristikins!

  • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    WOW... thanks for this page...!! This has so become one of my must see places... it looks amazing!! The Preseren Square and the bridge looks so nice!

  • tere1's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2008 at 6:37 AM

    Great page with useful tips and lovely photos:). I might also take the train to go there from Venice this summer. Thanks:)


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