I didn’t know much about Ljubljana (Laibach, Emona), the capital city of Slovenia. It came onto my list when I was driving at night with a bus to Zagreb, Croatia. While looking through the windows at the dark but enlighted city I thought it would be a good stop for a weekend in the future.
Vodno mesto Atlantis
Need to refresh yourself? The Vodno mesto Atlantis is a sauna and spa in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is located at the BTC, a shopping and entertainment complex in the eastern part of the city. To get here it is a 40 minutes walk from the city center so you might prefer to take the bus.
After a 25 minutes walk from Tivoli gardens you can access the zoological garden of Ljubljana, Slovenia close to the woods. A green area with a middle sized and in someway semiprofessional zoo that is nice to visit. Going here by bus is theoretically possible but the buses do not run that often.
Roaming through Tivoli
The Tivoli park is a five square km large park close to the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia, next to the Narodna galerija. It has been created in 1813 and features some nice alleys, flower-beds beautiful trees and some fountains.
Museums in Ljubljana
Ljubljana is small in size but as a European capital town it offers some nice museums, all easily reachable on foot. You can choose between museums of history and art galleries.
High above the old city center of Ljubljana, Slovenia you can find the wonderful castle of Ljubljana. The medieval fortress on Castle hill has been built in the 11th century and is visible from all over Ljubljana.
No breakfast at your hotel? Looking for a small lunch or coffee? Close to river Ljubljanica and Čevljarski most in Ljubljana, Slovenia you will find the Paninoteka + which can fulfill your needs. It is a nice place where you can sit inside or in a quite backyard and enjoy the sun.
Watching undubbed movies
If you’re tired of walking throughout Ljubljana, Slovenia and need a relaxing evening, you can improve your English on the go – by watching a movie. As Slovenia is a small country, movies are not dubbed; they simply make use of subtitles. A good cinema, the Kolosej can be found in BTC in the eastern part of the city.
It is quite touristic, but if you want to try some traditional Slovenian dishes the Gostilna Sokol in Ljubljana, Slovenia is a good place. They’ve got international menus and have a good variety of national dishes. Check the Kranjska Klobasa (if you’re not a vegetarian).