Ljubljana made such a good impression on me that I’ve returned there three more times during my backpacking Europe trips, just for few hours because it was nearby or as a perfect base to explore more of Slovenia. I visited it recently one more time and I fell for it all over again. It’s incredible how much the city has changed over these years, how popular it became. I’m not all that much surprised to be honest, it’s such a gem it had to be discovered at some point!
I was lucky my accommodation, Hostel Tresor, was located just steps away from the main square and the heart of the city – Presernov trg. It was a perfect base to explore Ljubljana on foot as it is just made for walking around. The cobbled streets, the beautiful architecture, numerous cafes full of locals and the colourful vegetables market – it’s so hard not to fall in love with the city! On top of that there’s the castle with breathtaking views over the Old Town and nearby Alps! Ljubljana is just the prettiest!
This time I also was lucky to see the city from a different perspective – thanks to Ljubljana Card I took a boat trip on the Ljubljanica river. It was pretty incredible as not only I could admire the beautiful architecture of the Old Town but also some random parts of the city where people were fishing and teenagers took part in kayaking competitions. With the sunny weather it looked so idyllic!
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It’s really hard to put into words how gorgeous and charming Ljubljana is. And since a picture is worth thousands of words you can make your own judgment here (and hopefully plan a trip to Ljubljana soon!)
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If you think of visiting Slovenia or just want to read more about the country take a look what else I wrote about it:
- Alternative Ljubljana
- Slovenian Alps – a paradise on Earth!
- Ptuj, Slovenia – a charming little gem
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