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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“This one seems a bit obvious but even as locals we love taking the short walk to the top of the hill, up the castle tower and marvel at the sunset illuminating north of Ljubljana Valley and Kamniško Savinjke Alpe mountain range in the back of horizon. A couple of great restaurants up here as well.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Park
“This is a beautiful park with the size of 509ha and you can go up the Rožnik hill where you get nice views of Ljubljana city. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“BTC City Ljubljana (a huge shopping mall, sports, entertainment and business area) Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00-20:00; Sunday closed”
  • 77 locals recommend
Zoo
“Pleasantly cold over the summer. Relax and enjoy the green zoo in close touch with animals.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The National Gallery, the Slovenia's foremost museum of historical art, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. Its permanent collection includes, among other things, phenomena such as the Slovenian Impressionists and the opus of the painter Zoran Mušič. Despite its serious content it is extremely family-friendly.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Plaza
“It is part of the old town's pedestrian zone and a major meeting point, where festivals, Ljubljana carnival, concerts, sports, political, and protest events take place. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Metelkova mesto, an alternative culture centre that developed from a squat in a former army barracks and became one of the best known attractions of Ljubljana, brings together a variety of different artistic practices and events. It is home to a large number of clubs hosting a regular programme of concerts, club nights, and one-off club events featuring underground artists and DJs from around the world. The centre also hosts art performances, exhibitions, and an occasional festival. Running a vibrant daily programme of events, it draws together people on any night of the week. The crowd is mixed, including anyone from students and underground music fans to visitors to Ljubljana and professionals enjoying a night out.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Dragon Bridge is a road bridge that crosses the Ljubljanica River. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century when Ljubljana was part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Cirkus is the club to visit when you are in Ljubljana, as it's the best club there is. There you can always find good music and lots of people to party with.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“We go here on for sunday lunch (12.00 - 14.00 is packed). Traditional slovenian food. Mushroom soup is a must, fish is beyond great. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
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“CENTRAL MARKET on Fridays from mid-March to October. Freshly cooked food, prepared by different Slovenian chefs right there in front of you. In case of bad weather, the market may be cancelled. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The Ljubljana main bus station offers everything you need when you wanna get around, as you can find bus and train connections with all of Slovenia, as well as all of Europe. There you can also rent a car and enjoy the hidden spots of Slovenia yourself.”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“In the city center by the Parliament you will find our National Museum, worth a visit. The National Museum of Slovenia displays the earliest musical instrument in the world, a 60,000-year-old Neanderthal flute, dugout canoe from the Ljubljana marsh, Egyptian mummy, the oldest gold artefacts in Slovenia and many other interesting objects. Beside they organise a lot of exhibitions and events, taht attract visitors from all around Slovenia and many turists.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bridge
“Famous three bridges, designed by Ljubljana most famous architect Plečnik, is best point to start old tawn tour. In radius of 1000 m you will find all interesting spots of Ljubljana. You can also make a trip by boat along river Ljubljanica.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“Isn’t it aimzang waht the hmaun mnid is cbapale of seineg? To experience just how much your eyes and brain can be deceived, go check out the fascinating and informative Museum of Illusions. Best enjoyed by groups so you can see each other be transformed, take the family, friends or colleagues for a fun-packed hour or two exploring the museum’s three floors of optical illusions and mind-bending installations. There’s also a games room where you can try your hand at one of their mind-bending puzzles which the museum also sells, so perhaps that’s your gift shopping sorted, too. A word of warning. Consider avoiding the vortex tunnel if you’ve just had lunch or a few drinks.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Museum of Modern Art has a nice permanent collection of Slovenian art of 20th century and also a guest exhibition every 3 months. They also have a nice coffee place in the basement of the gallery. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Mall
“BTC City Ljubljana (a huge shopping mall, sports, entertainment and business area) Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00-20:00; Sunday closed”
  • 77 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
“We go here on for sunday lunch (12.00 - 14.00 is packed). Traditional slovenian food. Mushroom soup is a must, fish is beyond great. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“CENTRAL MARKET on Fridays from mid-March to October. Freshly cooked food, prepared by different Slovenian chefs right there in front of you. In case of bad weather, the market may be cancelled. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pub
“Pivnica is a lovely pub where you can taste Ljubljana Beer - UNION and enjoy some pub food that goes along. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
“Not just excellent breakfasts, you can stop for a coffee or lunch. Wont regret it!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Diner
“Local food, good atmosphere. It was a home of a famous slovenian writter Ivan Cankar.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“They serve amazing pizzas. :) The ambient of the restaurant is astonishing. The only thing wrong is that you have to wait for a table because it's so crowded.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Cafe bar on top of the oldest skyscraper in Ljubljana (and this park of Europe). Enter the building and use the elevator to reach the bar on top. There is also a restaurant below the bar. Nice view of Ljubljana.”
  • 35 locals recommend

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