Novi trg Square in Ljubljana

Novi trg Square is an open space in the centre of Ljubljana’s quarter extending between the Vegova ulica street, the Križanke Summer Theatre and Dvorni trg square. The area was only incorporated into the city and its walls in the 14th century. A new city gate was built near the present Dvorni trg square and named Vice Duke’s Gate, which stood on the site of the present University of Ljubljana building. The buildings surrounding Novi trg included the Carniolan provincial palace called Lontovž and Auersperg Palace, Ljubljana’s most beautiful Baroque palace. It was destroyed in the earthquake of 1895. The site of the latter is now occupied by the National and University Library, built by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.

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Three symbols of Bled

Bled is one of the most wonderful alpine resorts. It is known for the Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. On a rock overlooking the lake is the magnificent Bled Castle. A small island in the middle of the Lake Bled is home to Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church. Three symbols of Bled are the Bled delicious cream cake, the traditional Pletna boat and the coachmen Fijaker. The Pletna oarsmen await you in the Rowing centre Bled, in Mlino, under the Park Hotel Bled and in the Spa Park. Fijakers or cabs are open carriages with a very long tradition in Bled. You can take a romantic ride with the Fijaker around the Lake Bled.

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Lipica Stud Farm

Lipica is one of the main tourist attractions of Slovenia’s Karst region. It is known for the Lipica Stud Farm, the origin of the horse Lipizzaner. Lipica is the oldest European stud farm and it has an outstanding importance for the international reputation of Slovenia. There are available many experiences, such as presentation of classical riding school, carriage-ride, taking the Stud Farm Tour, visiting the Lipizzaner Museum Lipikum, meeting the lipizzaner, romantic weddings and many other. Hotel Maestoso offers a pleasant and comfortable accommodation to Lipizzaner lovers.

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Lipica

Lipica

Lipica

Lipica

Grand Hotel Toplice Bled

Grand Hotel Toplice is a 5 star luxury hotel in Bled. It is the oldest and most elegant hotel in Bled. The hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels chain, in which are included many hotels from all over the world. Grand Hotel Toplice is located on the lake shore overlooking the small Bled island and beyond towards Bled Castle with the Julian Alps in the distant. With elegant rooms and suites, two bars, three restaurants, saunas, massages, an indoor thermal pool and a small private beach, this is absolutely one of the most romantic spots in the world. It is a very popular choice for amazing weddings and big scale celebrations. The hotel has hosted many eminent guests, such as Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Agatha Christie, British Author, Hussein I, King of Jordan and many others.

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Grand Hotel Toplice Bled

Grand Hotel Toplice

Grand Hotel Toplice Bled

Skiing in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is an old Slovenian ski resort, which is about an hour away from Ljubljana. It is located in seven different areas in Municipality of Kranjska Gora and the nearest town is Jesenice. It is possible to choose between 18 ski slopes for beginners and experienced skiers. For beginners there are available ski schools and instructors. Ski runs and ski lifts stretch over the slopes of Vitranc from Planica to Kranjska Gora. One of the most important advantages of ski slopes in Kranjska Gora is that there is only a snow covered beach separating you from your hotel and the amazing ski slopes.

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Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora

Fiesa

Fiesa is a small bay, which is located between Piran and Strunjan. There are two lakes, one is natural and the other is artificial. They are situated near the promenade by the sea, which leads us to Piran. In recent decades bay turned into a popular seaside resort with hotels, camping, villas and apartments. Beach Fiesa has a jetty and it is mostly concrete, just a small part of it is sandy. There are also a bar, diving school and a confectionery.

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Resort of Hotel Belvedere

The resort of Hotel Belvedere is located near the main road Izola – Portorož. Restaurant has a terrace offering an amazing view of Izola and the bay. Their gastronomic offer contains delicious Istrian and fish specialities. Comprising five separate villas and camping, the complex also features a souvenir shop, a small shop, a tobacco shop and its own free parking place. The swimming pool operates from June until September. The resort is surrounded by a Strunjan Protected Area which offers numerous possibilities for biking and hiking admist the Mediterranean flora.

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Portorož

Portoroz is the largest Slovenian seaside resort with a very favorable climate, lush vegetation and a centuries-old tradition. Sheltered sunny position in winter Portoroz defends against the cold weather. The beginnings of tourism date back to the middle of the 19th century. Portoroz has many bars, restaurants and hotels. The most famous hotel is a five – star deluxe Kempinski Palace Portoroz.

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Portorož

Koper

Koper is the largest town on the Slovenian coast. It has a picturesque old town, where the main attractions are the Praetorian Palace, the City Loggia, the Cathedral of Mary’s Assumption, the Town Tower, Taverna and many other. The area suburs Žusterna is intended primarily for tourism, entertainment and recreational activities. Marina Koper is located close to the old town. It is a popular port of transit, because it has a good location and is protected from the winds.

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Jamnik – The Church of St. Primus and St. Felician

The Church of St. Primus and St. Felician in the small village of Jamnik is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque Slovenian historical monuments. It is located on the verge of a prominence, which, on account of its visibility throughout the Gorenjska region, also served as a non-fortified signaling post in the time of Turkish invasions. The church consists of a rectangular nave, a trilatteraly coupled presbytery and a bell tower, leanded against the nave and covered with pyramid-shaped roof. The facade of the nave with painted graphite grey comerstones of Renaissance and Baroque conceals older, medieval core.

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Jamnik Church