Perks of Ljubljana

Perks of Ljubljana:

  • -walkable cobblestone town surrounding the river 

  • -bike lanes on the sidewalk 

  • -delicious, affordable cuisine influenced by its neighbours, Hungary and Italy

  • -Tivoli Park, a large park in the middle of town 

Ljubljana River looking at the Pink Cathedral

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Travelling During Covid-19

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Why I Love Ljubljana, Slovenia

If you are looking for the perfect combination of European history, natural surrounding, and delicious food, all for an affordable price, Ljubljana is the perfect destination for you.

I first came to Ljubljana while I was studying on exchange in 2012 and I fell in love with the city. There are many reasons for my love, but here are the top 3:

1. The main town is entirely walkable and has no cars

2. Safety & Cleanliness

3. Bike Lanes on the Sidewalk

Where to Stay

Private Recommendation

Vila Emona – Perfectly located just outside the main town, Vila Emona was a modern, very clean, and perfect room for my friends and I to share over my birthday weekend. I haven’t slept in a room that dark in a long time.

I would 100% stay here again in the future when visiting Ljubljana. 

Hostel Recommendation

Hostel Celica – Famous for being a previous prison, Hostel Celica is a fantastic hostel that has kept it’s history alive with modernization and art. It’s located a 10 minute walk downtown. It’s beside Metelkova, an interesting area of the city known for it’s autonomous social status. Breakfast is included with your stay and includes coffee, tea, fruits, eggs, and toasts with various spreads.

Restaurant Recommendations

Breakfast/Brunch

EK Bistro

Located right on the Ljubljanica river, EK Bistro is perfect for a slow brunch or breakfast. Order the french toast, but share it because it is decadent!

If ordering coffee with oat milk, the flat white gets a better milk froth than the cappuccino…

Lunch/Dinner

Špajza

Enjoying typical Slovenian food, this restaurant offers great service, a cozy dining room, and a variety of dishes that will leave you feeling satisfied. 

Druga Violina

Druga violina, located in the old city centre, is a very special little gostilna-style restaurant employing several people with special needs. Order the mushroom gnocchi. 

Hisa Pod Gradom

Wonderful typical Slovenian food and wine. Order the Kranjska Klobasa, Filet Postrvi (Trout), Sirovi Struklji with Mushroom Sauce, and Salad with Goat Cheese. 

Kodila Gourmet

Sit in the Ljubljana central market, and order the Slovenian sparkling wine (dry), and a charcuterie board made with the freshest Slovenian meats and cheeses.  

Ljubljana 2 Day Itinerary

Day 1

  • Free Walking Tour
  • Lunch at Druga Violina
  • Walk up to the Ljubljana Castle
  • Dinner at Hisa Pod Gradom 
 

Day 2

  • Brunch at EK Bistro
  • Walk over to Tivoli Park and enjoy hikes through the nature trails 
  • Grab a gelato in the town center

Dinner at Spajza

Ljubljana Experiences

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