Visit Ljubljana – You Won’t Be Disappointed!

I’ll be honest-I hadn’t heard of Ljubljana until I started researching our Croatia trip and decided to start it in Slovenia, but I’m so glad we spent a few days here soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying the city.


It seems like the cafes along the river through Ljubljana are always full and you’re really spoilt for choice with bars, cafes and ice cream stands with seats overlooking the water on either side. Our hotel was right by the river and we enjoyed sitting outside with a drink and doing a bit of people watching. We also enjoyed people watching from above, as our hotelm Vander Urbani Resort, had a rooftop infinity pool. (It was a bit of a birthday treat).

We toured Ljubljana castle as well, which involves taking a funicular up to scenic views of the city. Though the castle is more for public functions and restaurants, you can get an audio guide of the historically relevant parts.


There was a food festival going on in the market, and it seemed like every restaurant in the city had a stall selling amazing smelling food or mixed drinks in plastic bags to go. We spent half an hour wandering through the stands trying to decide what to eat, before deciding on some craft beer, a burrito and ribs. We spent the evening on the steps of the market square sampling local beer and enjoying the music before heading to a craft beer bar by our hotel, Pop’s Place where we tried a sampler full of even more Slovenian beer.

While we did wander through city streets to see the highlights of Ljubljana (though the only museum we visited was the Ethnographic museum, where sadly, the most interesting parts were not in English), the majority of our time there was spent relaxing and enjoying the city’s atmosphere, and I’m definitely not sad about that.

Check out the rest of the posts about our trip to Slovenia and Croatia:

A Day in Beautiful Bled

Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes

Oregon Girl Around the World
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  1. Sounds like you had a great time!

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  2. angharadeyre says:

    Sounds lovely. I’ve been to Slovenia, but didn’t spend any time in Ljubljana – will have to go back!

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    1. Definitely a fun city! Where else did you visit in Slovenia?

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      1. angharadeyre says:

        We just stayed for a week in Triglav National Park – on the shore of Lake Bohinj. It was total bliss. So quiet and relaxing.

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      2. I read lots of good things about Lake Bohinj, and I wish we could have made it there. Oh well, an excuse to go back I suppose!

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  3. rebbit7 says:

    Ljubljana looks so gorgeous! Also read your post on Lake Bled, and those posts make me want to visit Slovenia all the more so!

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    1. It is gorgeous, between the city and Lake Bled it’s definitely worth a trip!

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  4. I have high expectations. I’m looking for recommendations for restaurants and “must-see” sights as I will be visiting soon! Any tips?

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    1. The castle is worth visiting for the excellent views, and there are lots of cafes lining the river perfect for coffee or drinks. The free city walking tour came highly recommended but we weren’t able to take it unfortunately. We had a great meal at Julija, so I’d recommend that as well.

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      1. Awesome! Thanks Amanda! I will make sure I have those on my list.

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  5. Cindy says:

    Beautiful photos! I’d really love to visit Ljubljana, it looks and sounds like such a wonderful place. #FarawayFiles

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  6. Katy says:

    Looks so beautiful! I’d love to visit Ljubljana. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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    1. It’s a gorgeous city, I hope you get a chance to visit!

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  7. Lovely lovely Ljubljana – I so want to see this city. It looks so beautiful with the cute little cafés on the river! Thanks for sharing with #FarawayFiles, Erin

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    1. I decided I wouldn’t regret spending half our time there sitting at the cafes, they’re just that enjoyable! I hope you get a chance to visit!

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  8. Oh I’ve never heard of Ljubljana before! If I ever go back to this part of the world I would definitively check it out, it looks lovely! Love the architecture and the atmosphere of the town.

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