Presided over by its ancient hilltop castle and linked to the new town by the iconic Triple Bridge and Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana’s picturesque Old Town is a warren of streets, clustered with popular sights. At the heart of the Old Town, the 15th century Ljubljana Castle steals the limelight, offering an unbeatable panorama from its viewing tower, but it’s the lively street-side cafes and open-air markets below that make up the soul of the historic quarter. 

Daily food and flower markets brighten up the riverbanks between Pogačarjev and Vodnikov squares and a medley of exquisite architecture provides a picturesque backdrop for a walking tour. Much of the riverside, bridges and walkways circling the Old Town are the work of renowned architect, Jože Plečnik, the visionary credited with the 20th-century remodeling of the city and his influence is apparent in the striking riverside marketplace, the column-lined Cobbler's Bridge and the tree-lined Levstikov Square.

Plečnik’s creations aren’t the only impressive structures in the Old Town though, and strolling the cobblestone streets serves up an array of intriguing buildings. Don’t miss the 15th century Rotovž Town Hall redesigned by Gregor Maček in 1718 and featuring an impressive Gothic courtyard; the landmark Robba Fountain and Cathedral of St Nicholas; the Church of St. James, which features the highest bell tower in the city; and Ljubljana's oldest house, dating back to 1528 and standing at No.6 on Ribji trg.
Be sure to enjoy the Old Town in the evening too – some of the city’s liveliest bars, cafes and nightclubs can be found along the waterfront and surrounding the castle quarter, and each summer the Ljubljana Summer Festival brings a varied roster of open-air concerts and events to the historic center. 

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Ljubljana Walking Tour with Ljubljana Castle Funicular Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

See Ljubljana’s highlights on a walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Explore Ljubljana Old Town, stroll through several squares, encounter city icons ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.36

Lipica and Slovenian Coast Tour from Ljubljana

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

On this day trip you will be able to see Lipica Stud Farm, the cradle of the Lipizzaners. Then, drive to Slovenia's coast, which will charm you with its ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.35

City Tour of Ljubljana

All mayor Ljubljana sights - Prešeren square, Three Bridges, Congress Square, National Library, The New and Old Square, Ljubljanica river, open air market, ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.83

Ljubljana Private walking tour

Discover Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia with your own private tour (tourist) guide on a tailor made personal tour. You would like to get to know the city ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $113.79

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