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A hot air balloon ride including a panoramic flight over Ljubljana and its surrounding areas is a unique adventure and a memorable way of experiencing the city. The flight at a height of 50 to 500 metres takes from 60 to 90 minutes. A skilled team of experienced balloonists make sure that the exciting experience is completely safe. After the landing, all participants receive a diploma and have a glass of sparkling wine to toast to their successful first time flight in a hot air balloon.
DEPARTURES early in the morning
late in the afternoon
For exact departure times, please contact the TIC and STIC offices.
STARTING POINT : Slovenian Tourist Information Centre, Krekov trg 10, Ljubljana
DURATION : 3 to 4 hours including a one hour balloon ride
LANGUAGES : English and Slovenian
PRICE SIT 19,800 for adults
SIT 9,900 for children below the age of 12
The price includes: a balloon ride, transfers from the departure point to the take off point and back to the departure point after landing, a glass of sparkling wine, a diploma, personal accident insurance.
NOTES: A minimum of four bookings are required to run the tour.
The tour will be cancelled in case of bad weather.
Children below the age of 12 need to get the pilot's permission to join the tour and must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants should inform the pilot about any health condition they may have.
Comfortable clothes including a waterproof jacket and shoes, and UV protection in the summer season are recommended.
Cameras are allowed in the balloon basket at participants' own risk. On the pilot's request, they must be protected during landing.
Tivoli Caste or Podturn Castle is located at the end of Plecnik Promenade. It was built in the beginning of the 17.century by the Jesuits. After Jesuit order was dissolved
Bishop of Ljubljana spent summer days in the Castle .In the year 1852 emperor Franz Jožef bought it and left it to Marshal Radetzky.
He made the latest image of the castle.
Today there isthe International Center of Grapfic arts.
Directions: Tivoli Park
On the south front you can find bronze door with portraits of Ljubljana bishofs .
In the 13th century on the place of todays church stood fisherman's church - roman basilica. 100 years later they enlarged and embellish the church in gotic style.But in the middle of 17th Century the church was ramshackled and they decided to renovate it.
The plans were made but the expenses for renovation were to high and they made plans for new church. It was built between years 1701 and 1706, the architect was Andrea Pozzo.
Academia Philharmonicorum was founded In 1701 among the first in Europe.The Academia Philharmonicorum chose for its emblem the organ of St Cecilia, its patroness. Members came from the aristocracy and from the town's intelligentsia .
The Academia Philharmonicorum was first
in old theatre , which stood on the same place as today.The wooden theatre was built in 1765 and it can receive more than 800 visitors - a lot for those times.The theatre was burnt down in 1887 and new Academia building was built 2 years after.
View from Tromostovje
Plecnik designed The Market on the right bank of the Ljubljanica river (1939-1940). Its monumental colonnade runs in a soft curve from the Triple Bridge to Dragon Bridge.
Built in 1751 by Francesco Robba, the great master of a Ljubljana sculptural studio in the first half of the 18th century. It symbolises the three rivers: Sava, Krka, Ljubljanica and it is characterized by the figures of the three sturdy, lively tritons with oval jugs in their hands and dolphins at their feet.
The monument is inspired after a fountain in Rome (in Piazza Navona) and had a quite scandalous birth in 1751. Some of the marble taken from Italy sank near Trieste -- that is why only the figures were made of Carrara marble, and the artist, Francesco Robba, could not keep the deal.
Directions: Mestni trg, just in front of Town Hall
In the 16-th Century in the place of University of Ljubljana stood Provincial Mansion .
In the year 1899-1902 they built new Mansion.It was designed by Czech architect
Josip Hudec.It is built in German Renaisance
style with baroque towers.There are gold-plated coat-of-arms of former SLovene towns and squares on those towers. In 1919
University of Ljubljana moved in .
Address: Kongresni trg
The Schweiger house is one of the most noticeable examples of secular architecture in Ljubljana, the core of the house dates back to the mid 17th century, while most of the house as you see it today, was constructed approx. 100 years later, by the famous architect Candido Zuliani.
If you look at the front of this three-storeyed building, you will find that it is in the Baroque style, as well as being asymmetrical, which was a quite uncommon thing at that time. The front also features a magnificent rustic portal just outside the central axis, with an Atlas-shaped console supporting the balcony right above it.
If you look closely at the Atlas-shaped console, you will see that Atlas is holding his finger to his mouth, in the sign of silence, symbolising the surname of the first owner after the new front was built: Schweiger -- the silent one.
This piece of architecture is estimated to be one of the most beautiful in Ljubljana.
Address: Stari trg 11
Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity - Uršulinska Cerkev is the most beautiful Baroque work in Ljubljana.Although we do not know the architect who conceived this masterpiece, it is easy to see his links with the northern Italian Palladian School of late Baroque. In the interior of the church, which is not painted, is a huge high altar, the major work of Francesco Robba. The paintings on the side altars are by Valentin Metzinger. Some paintings, including three by the painter Palma the Younger, were brought here from the former Capucin church. In front of the church stands the famous Holy Trinity, made from wood in 1693 in gratitude that the town had survived the plague. In 1721, it was carved in stone and later twice renovated. Today only a copy of the original sculpture stands on the column, while the original is stored in the City Museum.
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