City walk: seeing the sights of Ljubljana

Ljubljana old town

The centre of the oldest, medieval part of Ljubljana comprises three squares: Mestni Trg, Stari trg and Gornji trg

Trg francoske revolucije square and Vegova ulica street

The trg francoske revolucije square is dominated by Križanke, originally a mid 13th century monastery complex founded by the German Knights of the Cross.

Kongresni trg square

The Kongresni trg square was named after the 1821 Congress of the Holy Alliance, the political settlement of the Napoleonic Wars.

Trg republike square

Trg republike, Ljubljana's largest square was laid out by the architect Edo Ravnikar in the 1970s.

Tivoli Park

Tivoli, Ljubljana's largest park, extends into the very city centre. The park's Jakopič Promendade, used as an open-air gallery, leads to Tivoli Mansion, the home of Ljubljana's International Centre of Graphic Arts.

Art Nouveau Ljubljana

Most of Ljubljana's Art Nouveau buildings were constructed in the first decade of the 20th century in the area between the old city centre and the Ljubljana Railway Station.

Prešernov Trg square

Prešernov trg is named after the greatest Slovenian poet, France Prešeren (1800-1849), whose statue graces the centre of the square, facing ther relief of Julija Primic, the poet's great love, mounted on a building across the square.

Vodnikov Trg square

The central part of Vodnikov trg is the site of Ljubljana's Central Market, laid out in the 1930's by Jože Plečnik

Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle, the city's most prominent landmark, is a popular tourist attraction and a picturesque event venue putting a unique stamp on the city's skyline.

The suburbs of Krakovo and Trnovo

Krakovo and Trnovo are considered to be Ljubljana's oldest suburbs. They were built outside the city's medieval town walls and have retained their village character to the present day.