13. 11. 2017
Do you know that Ljubljana proudly holds the title of the European Green Capital 2016, is one of the world’s most sustainable destinations and was ranked on the list of global top 100 sustainable destinations for the third time?
And it is that without a doubt some reasons do not lack this European capital to be recognized with such merits: environmental awareness amongst its citizens, its sustainability strategy 'Vision 2025', its implementation of a range of urban green measures over the past decade and its impressive transportation network' are some of them.
For these reasons, Ljubljana begins to be known among the people for the green soul. And it is that throughout the city you can find excellently preserved green spaces, exercise stations in the shade of trees, picturesque embankments of the Ljubljanica river, designed by the architect Jože Plečnik, and one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe.
And not only that: The Ljubljana area boasts four nature parks. One of them covers the area of the wooded Rožnik and Šišenski hrib hills and Ljubljana's most beautiful park, Tivoli, which stretches right into the city centre and is the starting point for all the paths crossing the two hills. The longest paths lead all the way to Ljubljana Zoo and, across the way from it, the Mostec forest. The per capita green space provision in Ljubljana stands at 542 square meters. can you imagine? In Ljubljana it's possible.
Maybe what you still do not know and you will be surprised of this green capital is that it has a circular recreational route of 34 kilometres called the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship that runs along the route of the fence of barbed wire that surrounded Ljubljana during the Second World War. If you make the route you will find more than 7000 trees along.
To finish we must not forget to name The Ljubljana Marshes Nature Park, situated on the southern edge of the city, boasts several archaeological sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Apart from that, it is well-known for its extraordinary biodiversity and as one of the few surviving natural ecosystems of its kind in Europe.
As you can see there are many reasons to visit Ljubljana if you are a nature lover so, what are you waiting for?
More info: www.greenljubljana.com
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