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The central location of Ljubljana is what makes this city the perfect headquarters during your Slovenian escapade. From the city, most if not all of Slovenia’s tourist attractions are accessible through a short drive in a car. If you want to enjoy dipping in the Adriatic Sea, it will only take you one hour and a half to get there
During winter, Ljubljana is only a two-hour drive to reach Kranjska Gora Ski Center where you can indulge in skiing on the gorgeous ski slopes. If you want to get to the country’s eastern part, such as the Murska Sobota, it will not take you over two hours driving a car. Bled, which is among the most recognizable tourist attractions in Slovenia is just 30 minutes away from the city of Ljubljana.
If you will visit Ljubljana, you will have the chance to get a glimpse of its outstanding history. People who lived in pile dwellings first inhabited Ljubljana Marshes during 2,000 BC. Not long after, Ljubljana, named Emona back then, was among the Roman Empire’s most important cities.
To this day, you can still feast your eyes on artifacts that came from that era when it was still ruled by the Romans. The architecture in the city center’s older part, as well as the narrow streets, showcases the bits and pieces of medieval times. When you visit Ljubljana, it will seem like historical traces can be seen no matter where you look.
Galleries and Museums
The galleries and museums in Ljubljana is one of the best ways to discover the history, tradition, and culture of Slovenia. The National Gallery serves as the home to the best art of the country from the 13th century to the first half of the 20th century. Here, visitors can admire notable works of some of the most prominent painters such as Ivana Kobilica, Rihard Jakopič, and Ivan Grohar.
The Modern Art Gallery has two different locations for its exhibits. The small gallery Kapelica hosts global modern investigative art in the form of live art events, theoretically-reflective lectures, and spatial setups. The Slovenian Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Slovenia are housed in one building located near Tivoli Park. The city’s guests can explore over 80 galleries and museums during their visit.