A semi-local’s  guide to a week in Europe’s most beautiful capital

A semi-local’s  guide to a week in Europe’s most beautiful capital

A week in Ljubljana

The Slovene capital, Ljubljana (“Loo-blaah-nuh”), is the best location in Europe for a short city break. Especially so if your the kind of relaxed but inquisitive traveller that loves historic, friendly and culturally fascinating destinations. And while it’s small enough to walk through in an afternoon, it is also the ideal centre location for day trips to the alps, spa towns and beaches. Ljubljana is also one of the world’s greenest capitals and along the river that divides it, feels more like a garden town than a modern commercial centre. Depending upon the season you choose to visit, the atmosphere of the city can vary from warm and Mediterranean to crisp and alpine.

This is not a commercial website. It’s just a way for me to share a few recommendations from more than 50 visits to the city where I spent a third of my childhood. I only include places I’ve personally enjoyed and all the photographs are snaps taken by me whilst I was there. I hope that this site helps you to discover the same feelings of adventure that Ljubljana still gives me on every visit.

An ideal week?

If this sounds like your kind of trip, get started by learning about the city, planning your travel and finding places to eat, drink and explore in Ljubljana.

  • Arrive and check in to your hotel or apartment
  • Take the funicular to Ljubljana castle and orientate yourself from the tower
  • Grab an espresso at Cafe Čokl
  • Relax with evening drinks at Pritličje and simple food at Lajbah

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