Ljubljana Private Walking Tour
Ljubljana City Walking Tour: Exploring the Charm of Slovenia's Capital
When it comes to hidden gems of Europe, Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, shines brightly. This enchanting city is a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an authentic and immersive experience. A walking tour through the heart of Ljubljana unveils a fascinating tapestry of architectural marvels, picturesque bridges, and historic landmarks. Join us on a virtual journey as we explore the captivating highlights of the "Ljubljana City Walking Tour."
They say that in SLOVEnia one can find the word LOVE both in the name of country and it's capital. "Ljub" is a quite common for many slavic languages word, which stands for "love" also. And by a coincidence, falling in love with Ljubljana in particular is the same easy as with Slovenia in general.
Duration of the walking tour: 2 hours
Starting point: your hotel/accommodation
Price: 100 euro per group of 1-4 guests, 120 euro per group of 5-10 guests
Within this 2 hours tour we will see:
- Three bridges (Tromostovje)
- Dragon bridge (Zmajski most)
- Preseren square
- Ljubljana castle (Ljubljanski grad)
- St. Nicholas Cathedral (Stolnica)
- Barouque part of Ljubljana
- Art-Nouveaux part of Ljubljana
- Skyscraper (Neboticnik)
- and much more...
We will find out:
- History of Slovenian capital
- Legends of Ljubljana
- What are the best and most unique souvenirs from Slovenia and Ljubljana
- Where to try local foods and specialities
- What are the most common local dishes
- Who are the people of Slovenia and Ljubljana
The first known settlement here was Roman fortified town of Emona, which was founded no later than 14 A.D. But we know for sure that there were much more ancient villages here, on both banks of Ljubljanica river. By the way, this river actually gave the name to the modern city. This area and local rivers and lakes, according to legend, were part of a returning route of Jason and argonauts, of ancient Greek myths. Until 1918 Ljubljana was known with it's German name Laibach and only during Yugoslavian times started to be named with it's original slavic name.
Tromostovje (Three Bridges): The Symbol of Ljubljana's Unity
Our journey begins at Tromostovje, the iconic trio of bridges that gracefully span the Ljubljanica River. Designed by architect Jože Plečnik, these interconnected bridges symbolize unity between the historical, medieval, and modern parts of the city. As you cross the bridges, take in the views of the charming riverside and the lively atmosphere of the city.
Preseren Square: Where Art and Romance Converge
Named after the greatest Slovenian poet, France Prešeren, this bustling square is a hub of cultural and social activity. The centerpiece of the square is the Prešeren Monument, dedicated to the poet himself, and the exquisite façade of the Franciscan Church. Here, locals and visitors alike gather to enjoy open-air concerts, admire the intricate architecture, and soak in the romantic ambiance.
Dragon Bridge: A Mythical Marvel in Iron
Prepare to be mesmerized by the Dragon Bridge, a striking Art Nouveau masterpiece adorned with dragon sculptures – the symbol of Ljubljana. Designed by Jurij Zaninović, this bridge is a testament to the city's rich history and mythology. Don't forget to capture a photo with these majestic creatures as you cross the bridge.
St. Nicholas Cathedral: A Spiritual Haven in the Heart of the City
A short walk from the Dragon Bridge leads us to the St. Nicholas Cathedral, a magnificent Baroque church that stands as an architectural marvel. The intricately adorned interior, impressive frescoes, and serene ambiance offer a moment of tranquility amidst the urban buzz.
Franciscan Church: A Tranquil Oasis Amidst the Bustle
Adjacent to Preseren Square, the Franciscan Church welcomes visitors with its pastel-hued façade and serene courtyard. Step inside to discover a world of serenity, where the soft glow of stained glass and the soothing aura create a perfect escape from the city's hustle and bustle.
Baroque Ljubljana: A Glimpse into the City's Rich Past
Immerse yourself in Ljubljana's history by exploring its Baroque architecture. Wander through narrow streets lined with charming buildings that reflect the grandeur of the past. The Baroque influence is palpable, offering a glimpse into the city's evolution through time.
Art Nouveau Ljubljana: The Elegance of a Bygone Era
Ljubljana's artistic flair comes alive in its Art Nouveau treasures. Marvel at the ornate facades, intricate ironwork, and elegant designs that adorn the city's buildings. Each corner unveils a piece of history and a sense of elegance that transports you to a bygone era.
Ljubljana Castle: A Majestic Fortress with Panoramic Views
Perched atop Castle Hill, the Ljubljana Castle reigns over the cityscape, offering panoramic views of Ljubljana's enchanting skyline. Explore the castle grounds, discover its history through interactive exhibits, and relish the stunning vistas that stretch beyond the city limits.
|Approximate duration||1,5-2 hours|
|Total walking distance||2 km|
|Price (up to 6 pax)||Euro 100|