If you want to experience a city that genuinely cares about the environment, it is time to visit Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and the European Green Capital for 2016. You will enjoy spacious parks, car-free city center and bike lanes. Fresh air and the view of the surrounding mountains is where your family can have a rest from everyday life.
PLACES TO VISIT
The Ljubljana Castle makes the skyline of Ljubljana recognizable. The former medieval fortress probably constructed in the 11th century is standing on the Castle hill above the city. Many cultural, historic and entertaining events take place there all year round.
Dragon Bridge with famous dragon statues is a road bridge across the Ljubljanica River. It is a unique creation constructed at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Triple Bridge is a unique architectural gem in the pedestrian center of the city consisting of three parallel bridges with impressive stone balustrades.
You can’t miss Prešeren Square, the central city square in the pedestrian zone where festivals, carnivals, concerts, sports and political meetings take place.
Ljubljana Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral with the baroque interior. It is devoted to St Nicholas. Visitors can easily find it with its green dome and twin towers.
Another important home of prayer is the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation on Preseren Square. This 17th-century Franciscan church has pink façade and the interior with ceiling frescoes.
Metelkova Mesto, an alternative music and art center that used to be a military object, today is an autonomous place and home to clubs and art events – performances, exhibitions and festivals.
Congress Square is one of the central city squares and a popular meeting point. Many events take place at this historic square with a bronze statue, shade trees and music pavilion.
LJUBLJANA FOR FAMILIES
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