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Zale Cemetery

Med hmeljniki 2, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 420 17 00
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Definitely worth a visit

May be a bit difficult to get to but it is worth a visit. Very peaceful and extensive. Some amazing... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
London, United Kingdom

With a bit more knowledge about Slovenian history and architecture it's a great place to spend few... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Med hmeljniki 2, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 420 17 00
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

May be a bit difficult to get to but it is worth a visit. Very peaceful and extensive. Some amazing old historic family headstones and some new ones. Next to the graveyard area are some Jože Plečnik designed buildings. You need a car/bus to get...More

Thank gimboeek
Reviewed 26 May 2017

With a bit more knowledge about Slovenian history and architecture it's a great place to spend few hours and admire Plečnik's architecture, walk among graves of more or less significant people whose graves are among common people graves.

Thank 24LiZa
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Best known for its Plecnik architecture, it's the largest cemetery in Slovenia. It is well set out and, while most headstones are not as ornate as those in many other cemeteries I have visited, the setting among the trees make it very picturesque. It is...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Sightseeing of cemetary? Really??!! I would hardly believe that any one would like to do that. :)) But ... if name Plečnik sounds familiar to you and you are just in case an arhitect ... well I would understand. :))) Especially if you go to...More

1  Thank JureJanezic
Reviewed 24 December 2016

i've not been to many cemeteries, however this one was something different - worth a look if you have easy transport to the area. the arty area is particularly amazing and there are also some areas with tributes to war veterans. lots of elaborate family...More

1  Thank Juliaguliadavies
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Cemetery is far more than group of nice chapels for the last farewell. It is city with more than 150.000 buried people: victims of the First and Second WW, victims of the battle for independence of Slovenia, young an old people from Ljubljana and Slovenia....More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Since it is an operating cemetery you should dress properly and act respectfully towards mourners at the funeral services

Thank Nina B
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

On the old part of Cemetery Žale you can find graves and gravestones from very famous slovenian people like poets, writers, arhitects, doctors etc. There is also small Jewish cemetery. You can also see italian and austrian graves from 1. world war. The cemetery is...More

Thank Ljubljancanka
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Plečnik did a great job capturing the eternity of a post mortal soul into the pillars and monuments of the Žale. The nicest is the collage of different grave stones. It is huge cemetery and very nice. Good for tranquility and a walk.

Thank Urška A
Reviewed 30 August 2016

There is a collection of stunning chapels by Joze Plecnik right at the front of the cemetery on the right hand side, between Med hmeljniki and Zalska ulica. I went on a Sunday and the area was closed, so I went again the following day...More

Thank Adam S
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