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The must-see attractions in Ljubljana


Must See Attractions

The capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana, dates as far back as 1220, according to the City Municipality of Ljubljana. Similar to most old cities, Ljubljana boasts of unique and amazing historical attractions. Here are a few must-see Ljubljana attractions:

Castle of Ljubljana

The Castle of Ljubljana has been in existence since the middle of the 15th century and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ljubljana. Visitors who wish to explore this castle can join the guided tours that take place on designated days throughout the year. During the months of June, July, August, and September, guided tours take place every day at 11:00, 13:00, 17:00, and 19:00. The same tours take place on Sundays at 11:00 and 15:00 during the months of January, February, March, and November. During the months of April, May, October, and December, guided tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 and 15:00. The castle boasts of numerous art exhibitions, a viewing tower, and even a chapel. Other notable historical structures in the city include the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra building.

Dragon Bridge

Another popular attraction in Ljubljana is the Dragon Bridge. Most visitors come to see the four green dragons guarding the bridge, two on each side. According to local legend, the dragon will wag its tail if a virgin crosses the bridge. Other popular bridges include Hradecky bridge, Butchers’ bridge, Triple Bridge, and Trnovo bridge.

Museums and art galleries

The city of Ljubljana is home to many museums and art galleries. These include the Jakopic Pavilion art gallery, Slovenian Museum of Natural History, Ljubljana City Art gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, and the National Gallery founded in 1918. Besides these, visitors can visit Cankar Hall to enjoy artistic performances and the Slovenian Philharmonics to enjoy classical music concerts.

In conclusion, Ljubljana is arguably one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Tourists can visit the Castle of Ljubljana, the Dragon Bridge, National Gallery, and the Slovenian Museum of Natural History.