Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Old Town
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  • Keith B
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Ljubljana
    Ljubljana was just what we needed! A Beautiful city with most of the main sights within walking distance and a beautiful old town with an equally beautiful castle looking down on it. It’s definitely a chilled out place and we just loved walking along the river and eating and drinking in many of the wonderful restaurants which run along it. Must see is the beautiful little Orthodox Church just before Tivoli park.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,769 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gem of a place.
    We loved it. It was small and compact and easily accessible. It was pedestrian friendly. It had lots of lovely buildings / statues / fountains / bridges and other really interesting things to see and do. There was plenty of shopping / markets / cafes and restaurants as well. You only really need a day here which makes it good as you can see heaps in that day if you plan it right. Its a lovely and beautiful place. The people are friendly. We really loved this place and would visit again.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • I W
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful City
    A beautiful cityto look around. It's quite compact so you can see a lot on foot. I would recommend a cycle tour if you're short on time. There's lots of history, architecture, shops and restaurants.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good old town
    Old town in Ljubljana is smaller than other European cities version, that being said still very good to walk around and explore. Lots of historical building around city area with nice bridges, being more compact old town you to get a better feeling and atmosphere. Enjoyed a few dinners in the old town, at night area has a different vibe to it, so would recommend visiting during the day and night for the contrast.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Sanglier1
    145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take your time to explore this beautiful part of the city
    The old town of Ljubljana is a great area to explore - since it’s all pedestrianised. The architecture is a little like a cross between Italy, Hungary and Germany. We arrived on a busy Friday evening, when the street food stalls, bars and restaurants were all buzzing. There was even a water volleyball competition taking place in/on the river. Plenty of good independent shops, with locally made souvenirs aplenty. Quietened down after the weekend, especially with the rain, but there are some great cafes to sit undercover and watch the world go by. Fine pizzas and paninis available everywhere. Enjoy!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 September 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,312 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cute
    We spent a day in Ljubljana, and much of it was spent in the Old Town. The area is fairly small but there are lots of picturesque buildings, and multiple bridges across the Ljubljanica River. I think the old town is technically on an island, since the river splits and surrounds it on both sides, which makes for scenic river crossings. There are lots of public squares, fountains, and historical buildings. We enjoyed strolling around and admiring the cute town. We also enjoyed dessert (gelato) at one of the restaurants that lines the canal.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Danks Knows
    Shoalhaven, Australia2,250 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Compact tourist location
    Ljubljana old town, like most old towns is the tourist hot spot. You will find the usual; town squares, river, churches, bridges, town halls, boat trips, markets, restaurants, cafes and bars. Ljubljana old town is compact and relatively small but it has everything you need. You can see everything within a day and it is all easy flat walking. It is picturesque and when I was there not too crowded. There are also markets most days. A great tourist location.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 October 2023
  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,470 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but fantastic old town
    We’ve been to lots of old town areas across Europe. This one is decidedly smaller than most others as it is a smaller city. It does, however, not lack in charm and a great vibe. We found ourselves coming here several times just to hang out and chill. There is a very relaxed atmosphere in town, even with the tourists. As Slovenia is not a huge tourist area (hopefully that will stay the same at least a little?), there is unlike so many old towns, a great blend of local and tourist. Sure, you have your shops to cater to the foreigners, but you also have local businesses and people just doing their daily lives. There are tons of food and drink options along both banks of the river cutting through the town. You have the castle on the hill, towering over the town as well and also the dragons everywhere to be seen.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Bonnie S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would love to go again.
    Very walkable town with cafes everywhere. Nice riverfront. We stayed near the Dragon bridge. Many restaurants of all price levels. They were roasting Chestnuts which I haven’t seen since I was a child. We had great weather too. They were having a wine tasting festival in the Castle. We extended our stay an extra day to take it all in. Took the FlixBus to Croatia. The combo train/ bus depot could use some work.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • CDocking
    53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great for a sl different city break
    A lovely city with a big cafe society and car free old town. Lots of students and very vibrant with some nice little shops - obviously a lot selling souvenirs but generally of a decent standard. Great wines and a few places with more authentic dishes. Probably a weekend is enough to explore it as not huge but perfect city break being just 2 hours from Gatwick. Really friendly people on the whole.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
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saibot
Huntersville, NC389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were here for only an afternoon & evening & wished we could have stayed much longer. This city is beautiful, with a great family-friendly vibe, affordable prices, amazing restaurants & bars, the river with boats & great shopping. The people were all very friendly & its easy to get around with only English. We were shocked to see that even on December 30th, they seemed to be celebrating like Christmas was the next day. Christmas stalls were open & there was great food, hot chocolate & glow wine everywhere. The lights, trees & decorations were nice, & it felt the most Christmassy of any place we visited on our trip to 7 countries. We'll definitely return here again in the future & stay longer. Can't say enough good things about this city & would say it is a "must see" in Europe.
Written 8 January 2020
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TravelerTP
Northern Virginia, VA933 contributions
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Oct 2019
We visited several towns and cities during our vacation in Europe, but this is the one place I most want to return to. We barely had more than a day there, and it definitely wasn't enough. Though there were certainly a lot of people walking about the city, it didn't feel crowded. It felt safe, clean and very pleasant. There are so many beautiful cafes to sit outside and enjoy a meal or a drink. The market was small at the end of the day, as people were starting to pack up, but it was absolutely still worth shopping. It is a wonderful, historic city, but with all the modern amenities you might want.
Written 29 January 2020
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lauralety
Berkeley, CA89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Ljubljana old downtown is a must when you plan your trip of the balkans. The castle is OK but you have to go up there see the view of the Alps at distance, breathtaking. I had the best time at the wine shop, they served us a wonderful local wine, really good, with pumpkin orange marmalade and a fresh cut of jamón serrano - AMAZING. If you can, walk down to the main square area. It’s fun.

The main square then starts with a farmers market, the cathedral and the stroll along the river.

As you cross the dragon bridge, look for the small souvenir stores to the right, one of them carries many local artists stuff including t-shirts with unique dragon designs, earrings, pottery, hand painted stones and many other things.

Then walking along the river you will see many charming gorgeous spots to photograph. Including the view of the castle from below. I loved the jewelry and shoe stores! Kid friendly, fun especially with the dragons. Many eatery/bar/cafe options. Not super wheelchair friendly.
Written 21 January 2020
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RainbirdM
Kent, UK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We have visited Ljubljana twice now, and I think it is my favourite European city! It has some beautiful architecture, and the walks along the river with lovely buildings and restaurants both sides make it very special. It is quite a compact city to walk around, with plenty of nice restaurants and bars all around. The castle is up on the hill and can be seen from everywhere. Tivoli Park is a huge area of park and woodland, popular with local hikers, and is a lovely place for a nice long walk. The bus and train stations are a short walk away, so it is easy to get from here to other places such as Lake Bled.
Written 14 February 2020
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Suz003
Hunter Valley NSW Australia520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Doing a tour either by bike or walking would be recommended but just wander around and look. So beautiful. Also suggest visit during the day and then in the evening as when the sun goes down some of the buildings look so much more stunning
Written 3 July 2022
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia3,171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The area quite big and spent hours to go around. This is a pedestrian area. We could see the old building with Slovenian style, take a boat on Ljubljana River, relax and dine in cafes or restaurant, shopping at some shops and even only sitting and watching people walking around. Ljubljana Castle also located in this area. This place was really show the Ljubljana people's lifestyle.
Written 24 February 2020
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Darko P
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We realy enjoyed walking around and sightseeing the old part of the city.
Very nice buildings and beautiful coble stone streets full of great bars,restaurants and stores.
Loved walking along the riverside.
Written 19 January 2020
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KJain
New Delhi, India1,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
One of the most mesmerizing capital cities in the world. Infact, Slovenia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, untouched and unexplored. I couldn't get enough of clicking at the same points again and again. The amazing cafes and restaurants next to the river. The beautifully decorated shops. The castle view from the centre. Colorful buildings. And most importantly, it is not crowded like most of the well known European capitals where you can't even breathe properly, forget a nice picture, no matter how beautiful the European capitals are.
Written 21 May 2020
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Alessio0575
Monza, Italy178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We spent three days in Ljubljana in order to visit the sourrounding region. The small town has been a susprise with the old city centre which is very well maintanied. nowadays the streets along the river are totally polulated by numerous restaurants and pubs, which provides an image of a really dynamic, alive and young city. the view of the rock with on top the ancient fort is impressive, mosto of all from the three bridges. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the opan air market on saturday morning, and to have lunch in one of the bistro restaurants next to it (under the colonnade parallel to the river. It's a lovely city for a short break, really close to other attractions.
Written 20 June 2020
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PCO
London128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Ljubljana is a terrific small city. The old town is pedestrianised with a real cafe culture scene running along the river side. Plenty of hotels but used an excellent Airbnb 50 metres from Triple Bridge. It's an ideal destination for a long weekend, not too expensive by european standards, and for a longer stay is only an hour from the fabulous Lake Bled or the coast and a very cheap 2 hour rail ride to Zagreb if you want to see another Balkan city.
Written 29 October 2022
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