Most popular Museums in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a capital of Slovenia. It offers all the comforts of large capitals, but it has also preserved uniqueness and friendliness of its own.

Ljubljana is known for its tradition and historical heritage while being a relatively young town with a modern lifestyle. It has a large number of both national museums and those presenting the history of the city. Its leading art museums are the Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery.

National Museum of Slovenia
Slovenia’s leading museum of national history has many finds from Slovenia, one of the most outstanding being a 55,000 year old Neanderthal flute.

City Museum of Ljubljana
At the City Museum of Ljubljana you can see a permanent exhibition of the history of life in Ljubljana, entitled The Faces of Ljubljana, take a walk along a 1st century Roman road, and meet the Water Man.

Plečnik House
Get to know the work and life of the famous architect Jože Plečnik, who left an indelible mark on the townscape of Ljubljana. At Plečnik House you can admire his home exactly as it was in his lifetime and view a permanent exhibition.

Slovene Ethnographic Museum
The Museum’s permanent exhibition presents Slovenian and non-European cultural heritage related to ceremonial and everyday life. Free admission is every first Sunday of the month.

Museum of Architecture and Design – Fužine Castle
The Museum of Architecture and Design is Slovenia’s leading museum of urban planning, architecture, graphic and industrial design, and photography. Since 1973, the museum has been organizing the Ljubljana Biennial of Industry Design.

Brewery Museum
The Museum’s collection offers a comprehensive overview of the history of Ljubljana’s Pivovarna Union brewery, beer production and activities related to brewing.

National Museum of Contemporary History
The Museum, dedicated to presenting Slovenian history from beginning of the 20th century, keeps collections on the First and Second World Wars, the period between the two wars, the Socialist period, and the establishment of Slovenia as an independent state.

Slovenian Museum of Natural History
The Museum has extensive botanical, zoological and geological collections including practically all animal and plant species and minerals from Slovenia.

Virtual Castle
The Virtual Museum, presenting the history of Ljubljana from antiquity to the present day, is Slovenia’s first museum to be based on virtual reality technology. It is housed in Ljubljana Castle’s Outlook Tower.





Nature and parks in Ljubljana

The Tivoli Park

The Tivoli Park is Ljubljana’s most beautiful and largest park, stretching into the town centre. It was created by joining together the parks which had surrounded Cekin and Podturn Mansions. It was designed in 1813 by the Jean Blanchard, French engineer. The park, is crossed by three horse chestnut tree-lined walks, interesting trees and many fountains and statues.

Roznik Hill

Roznik is a small wooded hill accessible by several recreational trails and footpaths from Tivoli Park. It is a popular spot for local walkers. The hilltop is the site of a church of the Visitation, redesigned by the architect Zulliani in the 18th century. A little down the hill from the church, the Pri Matiji inn is located, where they offer delicious food and drinks.

Castle Hill

The hill rising above the historical town centre of Ljubljana, is criss-crossed by walking paths and covered with woods. The top of the hill is accessible by footpaths leading from all town directions. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the top. At the top of the Ljubljana Castle hill there are lookout points offering amazing views across the townscape and the Kamnik Alps.

Park Spica

Park Spica is a renovated Ljubljanica river embankment landscaped as a park. In the past, Spica was a town beach. It is located only ten minutes walk from the historical town centre of Ljubljana. Because of its large area paved with wood and green surroundings, it attracts many visitors and residents wanting to relax in the sun.

Ljubljana Botanical Garden

The Ljubljana Botanical Garden was established in 1810. It is Slovenia’s oldest scientific, cultural and educational institution operating uninterruptedly since its foundation. The Garden has more than 4500 species and subspecies. The Garden’s big tropical glasshouse offers you an opportunitiy to view plants typical of tropical forests.


Ljubljana Tivoli Park


Ljubljana Castle View Point


Ljubljana Park Spica


Ljubljana Botanical Garden

Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is the capital and largest town in Slovenia. It has been the educational, cultural, political, economical and administrative centre of Slovenia since 1991. Ljubljana’s top attractions are Ljubljana Castle, Plecnik’s Ljubljana, Central Market, Dragon Bridge, Presernov trg Square with the Franciscan Church, the Cathedral, the City Museum of Ljubljana, Town Hall, National Gallery of Slovenia and Tivoli Park.


The dragon represents a symbol of Ljubljana. It has been reigning in the town coat of arms since the late Middle Ages. Imposing designed dragonfly sculptures at the Dragon Bridge are both spectacular and dreadful at the same time. The Dragon Bridge appears in the most noticeable photos of Ljubljana. The four dragon statues are a showpiece which has been rousing imagination since the bridge was built in 1901.

The Dragon Bridge is an excellent example of Art Nouveau architecture and a special formation considered to be a remarkable piece of technical heritage. It was Ljubljana’s first fortify concrete structure and one of the largest bridges of its kind to be built in Europe. It replaced an old wooden bridge named Butchers’ Bridge, which has been on its side from 1819.

At the time of its opening, it was named the Jubilee Bridge of Emperor Franz Joseph I. The construction plans for the bridge were prepared by Professor Josef Melan, a popular engineer. The bridge was supposed to be decorated with winged lions instead of dragons. It was the first structure in Slovenia to be paved with asphalt. The bridge was given its Art Nouveau appearance by the famous Dalmatin architect Jurij Zaninovic.





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.





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.






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.







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.

Grand Hotel Toplice

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.

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora


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.

Fiesa View

Fiesa Lakes

Fiesa Beach

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.

Belvedere View

Belvedere Reception

Belvedere Swimming Pool

Belvedere Beach