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From Castle To Embankments In


The capital city of Slovenia is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Europe. Known for its charming architecture and beautiful streets, Ljubljana offers a unique blend of history and modernity. From exploring the majestic castle to strolling along the calm river, the magic of this city captivates every visitor.

Basic Information

The capital city of Slovenia is located in the Central Slovenia region. It has around 280,000 inhabitants and is symbolised by a dragon representing courage and power. The look of the city was highly influenced by a notable Slovene architect Jože Plečnik. His projects are mostly categorised as Vienna Secession style and can also be found in Prague or Vienna.


Triple Bridge and Prešeren Square

Which Way To Go

Triple Bridge

You can hardly claim you’ve been to the Slovenian capital without walking on one of these three bridges connecting Prešernov trg square with the historical centre on the other bank. Its iconic pink Franciscan Church shouldn’t miss in your pictures.

Ljubljanica River
Embankments in Ljubljana are lined with trees
Butcher's Footbridge with sculptures and love padlocks

Guarding a Hill

Ljubljana Castle

The castle has been standing on the hill above Ljubljana for more than nine centuries. Visit the top by a funicular to enjoy nice views of the city from its main landmark. Ljubljanski grad welcomes visitors with an interest in history and art to tell them its stories.

At the Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana Castle
Entrance to the Ljubljana Castle
Looking to the north from Ljubljana Castle
In front of the Ljubljana Castle
Dragon is the symbol of Ljubljana
Alpnachstad train and funicular station
Restaruants and cafés at Cankarjevo nabrezje embankment

Along The River

Cankarjevo Embankment

Take your time to sit and relax in one of the numerous restaurants and cafés along the river. With all the greenery surrounding you, you will not even feel like in a capital. And don’t forget to see the town hall and Zmajski most decorated with dragons.

Ljubljana Central Market at Vodnik Square
Gallusovo nabrezje embankment
Ljubljana Castle overlooking the city
Town Square in Ljubljana
Town Square in Ljubljana
Town Hall of Ljubljana

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First published: February 4, 2020

Hi! I am Vilém

I am a student from the Czech Republic who enjoys traveling. Willflies is a project that features my photos from places I’ve visited and is run to give you some tips on where to go and because I like it!

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  1. Karolina

    Opět super příspěvek a super fotky! 🙂

    • Vilém

      Díky 😀

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