Ljubljana Architecture Guide

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The architectural highlights of Ljubljana, including historic bridges, a fairy-tale castle, and graceful art nouveau buildings, make an impressive backdrop for a walking tour. Here are some of Ljubljana’s top architectural landmarks.

National and University Library of Slovenia
Much of Ljubljana’s architectural heritage can be attributed to one man—Slovene architect Jože Plečnik—and the National and University Library of Slovenia is typical of his distinctive art nouveau style. Inspired by Rome’s Zuccari Palace (Palazzo Zuccari), the striking stone and brick facade gives way to a magnificent black marble staircase in the entrance hall and a reading room adorned with chandeliers.  

Three Bridges
Another of Plečnik’s creations is the landmark Triple Bridge, which spans the Ljubljanica River between the medieval old town and the modern city. Lined with stone balustrades and streetlamps, the trio of adjoining footbridges dates back to the early 20th century and offers fantastic views of the city, as well as steps leading down to the riverside.

Ljubljana Castle
Looking down over the city from its hilltop perch, Ljubljana Castle is one of the city’s most memorable sights. The imposing medieval fortress showcases a mix of different architectural styles, with highlights including the 19th-century watchtower and the 15th-century Chapel of St. George.

Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Ljubljana’s oldest church has a history dating back to the 13th century, but the current structure was built in 1706. The work of architect Andrea Pozzo, the baroque church has lavish pink marble interiors richly decorated with white stucco, gilt, and elaborate frescoes. 

Vurnik House
The Cooperative Business Bank building, also known as the Vurnik House, was designed by architect Ivan Vurnik in 1922. Its bold coral-colored facade, adorned with Slovenian tricolor motifs, stands out even among the many vibrant buildings of the art nouveau quarter.

Urbanc House
Commissioned by Feliks Urbanc, the Urbanc House (Centromerkur) was built to house Ljubljana's oldest department store in the early 20th century. The palatial building is the work of architect Friedrich Sigismundt and inspired by Belgian and French art nouveau styles, with notable elements including its fan-shaped glass awning and rooftop statue of Mercury, the god of commerce.
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Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave Tour from Ljubljana

Experience two of Slovenia’s most alluring destinations during an afternoon half-day, small-group tour departing from Ljubljana. You’ll traverse the countryside to the Predjama Castle nestled under a natural cliff archway and learn of its legends as you explore the bizarre staircases and chambers. Next the tour journeys to Postojna Cave, home of unusual yet immaculate stalactites and stalagmites. With your guide, you will voyage on a mini-train into its network of caves and caverns which makes up the largest karst cave in the country. This tour is limited to eight people to ensure a quality experience.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Lake Bled Half Day Excursion from Ljubljana

Take a break from the hustle of Ljubljana with a half-day trip to the gorgeous emerald green waters of Lake Bled. You’ll enjoy convenient pick-up from your Ljubljana hotel and be delivered to the shores of Lake Bled by your English-speaking driver where you can tour the dramatic cliffside Bled Castle, take a ride in a traditional 'pletna' handmade boat out to Bled Island, or just laze away the day on the shore of this picture-perfect lake.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Ljubljana Walking Tour with Ljubljana Castle Funicular Ride

Discover authentic Ljubljana on this immersive walking tour, led by a local. Strolling the charming streets of Slovenia’s capital is the best way to soak up its rich history and local culture. Follow your expert guide through lively squares, walk across the iconic Dragon Bridge, and hoof it up to Ljubljana Castle for panoramic views and an optional tour (additional cost). You will also have a chance to sample Slovenian cuisine.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Taste Ljubljana Culinary Tour

Taste your way through Ljubljana on a 3-hour culinary walking tour that explores local landmarks and Slovenian cuisine. Bring an appetite for lunch to visit five restaurants for tastings and drinks, then walk through the bustling Central Market and the Krakovo kitchen gardens as your guide shares stories about life, food, and culture in Slovenia.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Ljubljana 2 Hour Magical Advent Tour including Cruise

Learn about the history and culture of Slovenia’s capital city on a guided walking tour of Ljubljana. You’ll hear stories and legends about Ljubljana’s most famous monuments and get insider info about life in Ljubljana from your guide. The tour concludes with a cruise down the Ljubljanica River where you’ll admire the bridges and embankments that give Ljubljana its characteristic appearance.
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Tour of the Festively Decorated Ljubljana

Ljubljana is ranked among the most attractive European capitals with its December illuminations and Christmas fair. Join the guided tour and experience the true festive atmosphere of the city.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Taste of Ljubljana: Charcuterie, Cake and Wine on a Guided Walking Tour

Experience delectable flavors from Slovenia’s rich culinary heritage during this guided  small-group 3-hour sightseeing and walking tour in Ljubljana. You’ll discover refreshing tastes from five popular restaurants and bars. Your palette is sure to remember the exciting cheeses, cured meats, wine, cakes and fruity schnapps! Plus, you will learn the history of Slovenia’s capital city and see sights like the beautiful buildings hovering along Ljubljanica River. This tour is limited to 12 people to ensure a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Ljubljana City Walk and Boat Cruise along the Ljubljanica

Delve into the history and culture of Slovenia’s capital city on a guided walking tour of Ljubljana’s historic city center. You’ll hear fascinating tales of Ljubljana's most famous landmarks and monuments and learn about the city’s best kept secrets from your guide. You’ll also enjoy a cruise down the river Ljubljanica making this tour an excellent value.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ljubljana Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson and Tour

Get your adrenaline pumping with this 2-hour small-group paddle board lesson and tour from Ljubljana. You’ll get to see the highlights of the Slovenian capital and be active at the same time during this exciting trip designed for all skill levels. An experienced guide will get you outfitted with the right gear and give you an introductory lesson before leading you on a tour you’ll never forget. Glide under three of the city’s famous bridges, marvel at the view of Ljubljana castle and check out the dragons that protect each side of the river. Enjoy a more personalized experience with this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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City Tour of Ljubljana

Discover one of Europe’s best cities during this 2-hour city tour of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. Led by an informative local guide, you’ll stop at all of the city’s main attractions including Prešeren square, the National Library, the Ljubljanica river and the Three Bridges. Shop for souvenirs in the open air market and admire the charm of the city’s famous medieval streets. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover Ljubljana’s main attractions as well as under-the-radar finds.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ljubljana Music Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the best of Slovenian music during this 3-hour music tour of Ljubljana. Meet up with a friendly local guide who will introduce you to a violinist, who will accompany you on your tour. Stroll through the heart of the city, learn about its history and culture and be transformed as you listed to a variety of the city’s best music. Your tour will end with delicious local food and drinks.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Romantic Escape in Ljubljana

Enjoy a Ljubljana walking and river cruise trip, both with romantic twists, on this evening tour—all with everything laid on so you don't have to make any arrangements yourself. Enjoy a romance-themed stroll around the cobbled Old Town: discovering hidden gems and learning historical love stories you’d never hear alone. Finish with a scenic cruise along the River Ljubljanica, complete with a glass of Champagne to toast the sights.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ljubljana Christmas Spirit Foodie Walk Combined with Boat Ride

Soak up Ljubljana’s magical festive atmosphere by going on this combination of a Christmas foodie walking tour and a boat ride. You’ll save time navigating, as a guide will accompany you and point out the best places to eat festive treats in Ljubljana. Food stops can cater to all dietary preferences and examples include winter stew, charcuterie, cakes, mulled wine, and beer. Once you’ve tasted local delicacies, you’ll see the city's lights from a spectacular vantage point by going on a boat tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Ljubljana's Attractions and Art Walking Tour

Get an in-depth look into Ljubljana’s art and culinary scene on this guided walking tour. Admire the city’s art nouveau architecture. Stroll to Ljubljana’s two large public squares,Trg Republike and Kongresni Trg, and learn about the city’s history from your guide. Visit the National Gallery of Slovenia. Taste traditional Slovenian dishes at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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