17. 11. 2017
It is not pure coincidence that Ljubljana, this small European capital with some 283,000 inhabitants, is visited and enjoyed every year by a greater number of visitors. And not only that, who visits it: repeats.
And is that although small in size, has about 275 km2, is great in terms of activities and resources offered so it has nothing to envy the great European capitals. This is why this cozy city is an obligatory stop on the road for its culture, gastronomy, people and the atmosphere it breathes. If we have not convinced you yet, we will give you some more details:
1) Ljubljana: the hidden gem of Europe
You may be amazed when you get to the city, it is normal as it has happened to many times, and that is why many people consider this city as the hidden gem of Europe. Its architecture and personal style have been marked by different historical periods and above all by the renowned architect Jože Plečnik.
2) Green, green, green!!!
And it is that in our previous news we had already told you and now we tell it again: Ljubljana, the European green capital 2016, is a city with a green soul and not only that: with a sustainable vision of development.
You will find green spaces and careful nature at the least detail that will surprise you even in the centre of the city. Your experiences linked to the natural areas will leave you open-mouthed: bike routes, segway or discover the centre of the city on a paddleboard in the Ljubljanica river. Tempting eh?
3) The place to fall in love
And it is not only Slovenia that has the word love in its name, its capital Ljubljana too, Did you know that Ljubljana sounds similar to the word "Ljubljena" which means "beloved"? And it is without a doubt that visiting its old town is like being in a fairy tale:crossing its picturesque bridges, its relaxed, relaxed atmosphere, the dragons as a symbol of the city on one of its bridges and as in any fairy tale, up there on the hill glimpse the castle of Ljubljana that crowns the city. A city that will make you fall in love!
4) Enjoy your meal!
And it is that in the last years Ljubljana has made a place in the culinary world leaving its personal mark. There are many possibilities that the city offers the visitor in terms of places to eat but we recommend some that you can not miss: From March to October the open kitchen (Odprta Kuhna) for its versatility and being something different, Gostilna Pečarič, one of our partners, if what you are looking for is traditional food with a new style where you will eat like a king and if you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere in the center of the city we recommend you visit Šuklje, other BB partner, and let yourself be carried away by its extensive wine list and exquisite food. Our personal recommendation? let yourself be seduced by its wine list connected with moods: you will love it!
5) The lively cultural capital for excellence
If something characterizes Ljubljana is that it is an alive and creative city where culture plays a very important role in the day a day. That is why it is not strange to miss the countless festivals of different genres that take place in the city. From one of the oldest European summer festivals to jazz festivals, world music to street theatre. Alternative events also take place without forgetting the alternative cultural centre Metelkova, which has become one of the city's tourists attractions.
6) Travel around the country
Ljubljana is the best starting point to explore the country. From the most popular tourist spots such as Bled or the Postojna cave or the most unusual, unknown and spectacular places in the country such as the Bela Krajina region, where the BIG BERRY Kolpa river is located, a dream place that is waiting to be visited!