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  • LjubljanaPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Aug 09, 2014

    We spent an afternoon exploring this lovely capital city of Slovenia. This is the largest city in this former Yugoslavian country. There was a craft fair going on on the banks of the river and it was nice to see the locals and their handicrafts. Very picturesque and easy to navigate this small city.

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  • LjubljanaPro 2014
    Stephen Bugno
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    4 Mar 04, 2014

    One of Europe's smallest capitals, Ljubljana is a
    pleasant and manageable city. Nice for a unstressed stroll around town without having to worry about visiting the sights. A river flows through the center and the banks are lined with cafés and walkways.

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  • Ljubljana
    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 Feb 02, 2014

    Charming small European city. Not particularly popular tourist destination, which gives Ljubljana an authentic vibe. It is quiet and unassuming, but I really enjoyed it. I would definitely go back and spend another weekend here.

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  • Ljubljana
    M C
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    5 Feb 02, 2014

    Beautiful and cozy little capital of the central european country, which was part of Yugoslavia in the past. Clean and homy city, slovenian people are open and friendly, are always interested in your background and are willing to help if you have any questions. During our stay in Ljubljana we stayed in Antiq hotel in the centre of old town of Ljubljana. Clean and conveniently located in the vicinity of Ljubljana castle, river quay, restaurants, cafe and shopping. Staff was friendly and in time to answer questions or concerns we had. Recommended restaurants to visit : Sokol, Zlata Ribica, Vinij dvor, Art Caffe Tivoli, Julija, Ljubljanski Dvor, Vinoteka Movia.

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  • Ljubljana
    Kayhan Serdar
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    5 Feb 02, 2014

    Ljubljana or Laibach, as it is known in German, represents a nice mixture of the Slavic and Germanic cultures. On top of it, you can also feel a Latin touch in the city. Ljubljana is a city of approximately 275.000 and is small enough to enjoy a short stay, however culturally rich enough to have you spend a week or more.

    I was there in the summer and the streets were full of people enjoying the cafes, pubs and restaurants in the city center on both sides of the Ljubljanica River.

    I believe that this city is beautiful and deserves much more attention then it gets.

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    Michael L
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    4 Feb 02, 2014

    I had a lot of fun in this city walking around and visiting the various caves and castles here. If you're in this part of the continent and have some time (and your car rental company allows you to), you should definitely stop by here.

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  • LjubljanaPro 2014
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    3 Feb 02, 2014

    A pleasant city, that feels more western Euopean than a part of former Yugoslavia. It is a great place to walk along the river, and grab some drinks at night.

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    Andres Ivanovic
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    5 Feb 02, 2014

    Some people say they feeling in Ljubljana best in all capital cities in mid Europe. Old part of Ljubljana have some special relaxing feeling .

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    Emily Drevets
    5 Aug 05, 2012

    This thumb-sized capital city is really worth the visit. You might only need a day here, but I mean that in the deepest way possible. Your soul needs a day to rest in the postcard of Ljubljana.

    I was amazed at how perfectly everyone spoke English and how delicious the ice cream was. If you can find it, get Mozart flavored ice cream next to the river by one of the bridges and you won't regret it.

    Speaking of the bridges, the architecture is truly amazing. You're going to want to haul your camera around and you might not even need to go into any buildings in order to see the best that the city has to offer.

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    John H.
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    5 Feb 02, 2014

    The dragon city as I like to call it. There are dragon motifs everywhere in town and you'll see it at the castle, bridges, lamp posts. A sleepy capital city that is finding its way into the hearts of tourists. A venture into this Eastern European is a decision that will not be regretted.

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    Philipp S
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Very pleasant and quaint town, easy to navigate by foot. Very atmospheric old town with lots of outdoor cafe culture in summer. Nice destination for a relaxed weekend trip.

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    Antoine Heber-suffrin
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    A nice European city ignored by the tourist masses. It is small enough to be visited in a week-end and is a nice destination for western europeans looking for a charming city.

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    Adeline Frenzel
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I didnt expect much from Ljubljana but I was absolutely surprised...the old town centre is so amazing, loved it! Especially all the cafes, bars and restaurants at the "riverside" invite you to sit down and just relax. I'll def want to go there again!

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  • LjubljanaPro 2014
    Alex
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    5 Feb 02, 2014

    Looking for a pedestrian-friendly European capital that's affordable and cozy? Ljubljana is a fantastic small capital. You won't find the hotspots of a larger European city, but the downtown is filled with university students eager to practice English, a stately castle perched on a hill and plenty of delectable cafes serving up Slovenian pastries and delicacies (including horse meat).

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  • Ljubljana
    Robert Pavšek
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    3 Jan 01, 2014

    Happy 2⃣0⃣1⃣4⃣

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    Miglena Stefanova
    3 Mar 28, 2013

    A charming city, much more beautiful than I expected!

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    RC Avti
    5 Mar 08, 2013

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    Andrew Langdon
    5 Dec 20, 2012

    one of my favorite places in Europe, worth the trip, it is just a great place to visit!

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    Rickard Håkanson
    5 Aug 15, 2012

    Great vibe in the city, awesome to party, eat and just explore

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    Thiago De Rose
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Nice city. 1 day is enough!

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You can rest assured when one of a nation's greatest national heroes is a poet (France Prešeren), Ljubljana (and Slovenia) might just be unique. One of the smallest capitals in Europe with 300,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana has a thriving university culture and art scene. However, it doesn't have any famed museums or world-renown attractions. This is part of the city's charm, as the main pastime here is simply wandering the cobblestone streets by the Ljubljanica river, sipping coffee at a cafe or appreciating the striations of architecture dating back 500 years. Those young at heart should head out to Metelkova, where former military barracks have become a haven for nightclubs, bars and art galleries. Most restaurants serve a Slovenian delicacy: horse meat (try a horseburger!). Most hotels have been built in the past 20 years, and are a quick walk or taxi ride from the central train station.

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