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 Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is the nexus of Europe. Namely, the unique character of Ljubljana is made up of the influences of various cultures, while its distinctive image is the result of a diverse and alluring history. Ljubljana is a picturesque city of romantic bridges, co-existing in harmony with its own river; a city with an exquisite architecture, full of vibrant cultural creativity. Ljubljana’s ancient centre at the foot of the hill, overlooked by Ljubljana Castle, is relatively small and easily accessible on foot or by bicycle. The lush vegetation surrounding the city guarantees plenty of outdoor hiking, cycling and recreational opportunities.


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113 Police
112 Emergency telephone number: fire and rescue, ambulance
1987 Traffic information – AMZS Road Assistance (Automobile Association of Slovenia)


Major newspapers: Delo, Dnevnik

Foreign-language newspapers: The Slovenia Times


The majority of shops in the city centre of Ljubljana are open between Monday and Friday from 8.00am to 7.00pm, Saturday from 8.00am to 1.00pm.

The shopping centres at the city’s outskirts are open between Monday and Saturday from 8.00am to 9.00pm, Sunday from 8.00am to 3.00pm.




Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2
Phone: +386 1 306 1215
• October – 31 May: every day from 8.00am to 7.00pm
• June – 30 September: every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm

Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (STIC)
Krekov trg 10
Phone: +386 1 306 4575, 306 4576
• October – 31. May: between Monday and Friday from 8.00am to 7.00pm: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9.00am to 5.00pm
• June – 30 September: every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm



Ljubljana is located half way between Vienna and Venice. It is marked by the peculiar intersection of different historic and cultural influences, including the elements of both of the mentioned cities.

Ljubljana is a picturesque town full of romantic attractions. Its ancient city centre can easily be travelled around on foot. Its architecture was distinctively influenced by the famous Jože Plečnik, giving the city, which was the place of his birth, a permanent seal, similar to Gaudi in Barcelona. Ljubljana is also unmistakably marked by medieval, Baroque and Secession elements. The most recognisable symbol of Ljubljana are the dragons of the Dragon Bridge protecting the city.

The atmosphere in Ljubljana is relaxed and reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Proof of this is the abundance of outdoor cafés, especially near the banks of the Ljubljanica, which are the favourite destinations of everybody looking to relax while mingling and enjoying the scenery.
The ancient city centre is always bustling with activity. All the year-round, Ljubljana provides a rich cultural offer, including many events. During the warmer months, several no-admission concerts are held, along with street performances and other happenings.

Ljubljana also boasts an extraordinary culinary offer, combining traditional recipes, locally grown organic food, the influence of the Mediterranean and modern techniques of the resident chefs. Also excellent are Slovene wines, characterised by pronounced natural aromas.

Ljubljana is located in the very centre of Slovenia. The natural sights and globally renowned landmarks, such as Bled and the Postojna Cave, the Alps of Slovenia, Karst and the coast are virtually at your fingertips.

Ljubljana Card

Ljubljana Card is your best price ticket to all Ljubljana's major sights and public transport. With it you can also take advantage of a number of other great benefits.

Other benefits include a regular guided tour of the city, 24-hour access to WiFree Ljubljana, the city's wireless internet network, a free tourist boat cruise, and a free funicular and tourist road train ride to Ljubljana Castle.

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24-hour card: €31.00
24-hour children's card: €18.00

48-hour card: €39.00
48-hour children's card: €23.00

72-hour card: €45.00
72-hour children's card: €27.00

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Dragon Bridge

Top 10

Discover the top 10 sights of Ljubljana.

Ljubljana Castle

Plečnik’s Ljubljana

Dragon Bridge

Ljubljana Central Market

Ljubljana Cathedral

The Ljubljanica and the Bridges

Prešeren Square

The City Museum of Ljubljana

The National Museum of Slovenia

Tivoli Park

Do & See

Ljubljana is a picturesque city whose image is the product of various historical periods, though it has been marked most notably by the creations of the architect Jože Plečnik. It is distinguished by Ljubljana Castle located on the hill above the city, the Ljubljanica with its wondrous bridges and romantic banks, as well as testimonials and numerous stories from its rich and abundant past accompanying you with every step.

Ljubljana Castle

Plečnik’s Ljubljana

Dragon Bridge

Ljubljana Central Market

Ljubljana Cathedral

The Ljubljanica and the Bridges

Prešeren Square

The National and University Library

The City Museum of Ljubljana

The National Museum of Slovenia

The National Gallery of Slovenia

The Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM)

Ljubljana Zoo

Tivoli Park

Emona – Roman remains

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum

The International Centre of Graphic Arts

The Town Square

The Ljubljana Botanical Garden


Ljubljana’s culinary offer is characterised by local ingredients, the adherence to traditional cooking methods as well as the diversity of dishes. Slovene cuisine combines the influences of the Mediterranean and the Balkans, of the Alps and of the Pannonian Basin. Visitors who wish to fully immerse themselves into this world of diversity must not forget to see the Central Market. With a bit of luck, they might even witness one of the culinary events held outdoors during the warm months.

Strelec Restaurant

Restaurant Atelje

Druga violina

Monstera Bistro

Vander Restaurant

JB Restaurant

Soba 102


Restaurant Slon 1552

Na Gradu Restaurant



Sokol Restaurant


Hotel Cubo Restaurant



Most Restaurant

Šestica Restaurant

Marley & Me


Culinary House of Manna

Cubo Restaurant

Gostišče Grič

Gostilna Mihovec

Gostilna Repnik

Gostilna Belšak

Gostilna pri Kuklju


One of the most distinct experiences in Ljubljana is to relax and mingle in the outdoor bars and cafés in the old city centre. Especially popular are those located on the beautiful banks of the Ljubljanica.



TOZD bar


Zvezda Café

SEM Café

Slamič Café

Union Café

Le Petit Café

Nebotičnik Bar


Castle Café

LP Bar

Cacao Café

Zvezda Slon Café

Slaščičarna pri vodnjaku



Bars & Nightlife

Ljubljana is a vibrant city with an abundance of clubs. Beside regular clubs which play electronic dance music, there are also different venues, such as Metelkova known for its alternative scene, or “Balkan” folk parties popular among the young. The old city centre is famous for its relaxed atmosphere and endless outdoor bars and cafés. During weekends, some are transformed into nightclubs, hosting DJ performances, wild parties and dance nights.




Kino Šiška

Top Six Club

Central Station

Patrick's Irish Pub

Pivnica Union

Cirkus Club

Prulček Bar

Cutty Sark

K4 Club

Orto Bar

As Aperitivo


Ljubljana offers a wide selection of products by renowned brands as well as local producers. When in the old city centre, don’t forget to visit the Central Market as well as the occasional outdoor fair. The eastern edge of the city is also the location of one of the largest shopping complexes in Europe, BTC City.

BTC City

Galerija Emporium



Central Market

The Ljubljanica Bank – Open Air Markets

Mercator Centre Ljubljana

TIC Shop Ljubljana

Piranske soline – Piran Salt Flats

Porcelain Catbriyur

Prodajni salon Steklarna Rogaška

Galerija idrijske čipke – Idrija Lace Gallery


Trgovina Ika

Laura Etno galerija

Zlatarna Celje

Balthazar -the wine store

Rudnik Shopping Complex


Whether you visit Ljubljana for business reasons or a holiday, your comfort will be well catered for. The range of the city's accommodation is designed to suit visitors' diverse needs and financial situations.

Intercontinental Ljubljana

Grand Hotel Union Executive

Grand Hotel Union Business

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon

Celica Art Hostel

Hotel Cubo

Hotel Lev

City Hotel Ljubljana

Central Hotel

Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa

Vander Urbani Resort

Hotel Emonec

B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park

Allegro Hotel

Four points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana

Hotel Meksiko

Lesar Hotel Angel

Adora Hotel

Hostel Tresor

M Hotel

Hotel Nox

Bit Center Hotel

Ambient Hotel

Hotel Malograjski dvor

Tourist Information

Ljubljana by Wheelchair

The mobile app Ljubljana by Wheelchair includes the most important information for disabled persons using wheelchairs. It includes lists of accessible establishments in the following categories: Sleep, Drink, Eat, See, Do, Shop and Toilet. It also offers general information on Ljubljana and an offline map of the city.



Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (Brnik) lies 26 kilometres from Ljubljana.

Regular bus route:

Shuttles, private minibuses and taxis:

Flight schedule information: phone +386 4 206 1981

Address: Zgornji Brnik 130a


Public Transport

Public transport is provided by urban and suburban buses of Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP).

The bus fare is paid via the Urbana stored-value card (card price €2.00 + bus fare). One bus fare equals €1.20. Changing buses within 90 minutes from purchase is free-of-charge.

Ljubljana Tourist Card: Free-of-charge LPP bus fares during the entire period of the card’s validity (24, 48 or 72 hours).


Ljubljana Card

Explore the city with the help of the Ljubljana Card and save money!

Ljubljana Card includes:
• A visit to every major landmark
• One tour of the city (available daily)
• Free-of-charge bus fares
• 24-hour access to the city’s wireless Internet network WiFree Ljubljana
• A tourist boat ride and other benefits

Save up to €165.00 using the Ljubljana Card!


Bicike(LJ) – City Bicycle

The Bicike(LJ) system is comprised of numerous automatic bicycle rental terminals. Bicycle rental is free-of-charge, though restricted to one hour per bicycle. Before the hour expires, you can return the bicycle to the terminal and rent a “fresh” one after five minutes.

The system may be used following an online registration which costs €1.00.


WiFree Ljubljana – city Wi-Fi network

WiFree Ljubljana offers 60 minutes of free Internet access in the direct city centre. The network can be accessed following a registration at

Ljubljana Card: Free-of-charge 24-hour Internet access.

The access to and other municipal websites is unrestricted.



Country code: +386 – Slovenia
Regional code: 01 – Ljubljana



Ana Desetnica street theatre festival


Ljubljana is famous for its year-round lively cultural events. Slovenia boasts extremely creative cultural production, while the city of Ljubljana also often hosts world-famous artists. One of Ljubljana’s specialties is a large number of free open-air events held on the streets and squares of the ancient city centre, especially during summer and the festive month of December.

Event programme:

Open Kitchen

Lighting Guerilla

Art Market Ljubljana

International Festival “Druga godba”

Ljubljana Wine Route

Ana Desetnica Festival

Summer in Ljubljana Old Town

Ljubljana Festival

Young Lions

International Biennial of Graphic Arts

Medieval Days

November Gourmet Ljubljana

LIFFe - International Film Festival

December in Ljubljana

BIO – Biennial of Design Ljubljana

City of Women

Around Ljubljana

Ljubljana is not just a people-friendly and green city, but is also literally surrounded by nature. In some parts of Ljubljana it takes just about 10 minutes walk to reach a forest or a field. The Central Slovenia region, including Ljubljana and 25 small municipalities surrounding the city, is filled with natural beauty, excellent cuisine and picturesque landscapes. Venture off the beaten track and explore what's on Ljubljana's doorstep.


Velika planina

Kamniška Bistrica Valley

Ljubljana Marshes

Polhov Gradec

Volčji Potok Arboretum

Županova jama Cave

Terme Snovik Thermal Spa

GEOSS Adventure Park

Ljubljanica River Exhibition

Bogenšperk Castle and Museum

Bistra Castle: Technical Museum of Slovenia