AROUND SLOVENIA – Castles

Most of the castles in Slovenia are stuated atop hillocks and hills and in other prime scenic locations. In the past, they served as centres of local power and provided protection from attacks. The most famous are Ljubljana, Beld, Bistra, Zaprice and Predjama (with its caves and tunnels).

Follow this link to see a recent guide on some of the castles in Slovenia written by Alena Brogdana http://tripedia.info/top-10-castles-slovenia/

AROUND SLOVENIA – Caves

The world-renowned Postojna Caves include the largest Karst cave in Slovenia. 5km of stalactites and stalagmites can be toured on board a small train. Skojcan caves are a World Natural Heritage site – a spectacular underground world of gigantic dripstones, a subterranean river’s rapids, and tiny little lakes.

AROUND SLOVENIA – Lakes

There are many beautiful lakes in Slovenia but all visitors are drawn to the iconic favourites of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj which are quite close together. You can row on them or be taken by boat to the famous island castle of Bled.

LJUBLJANA – Cekin Mansion:- National Contemporary History Museum

Dedicated to the heritage of recent Slovenian history in the 20th century. Collections relating to the First and Second World Wars and the establishment of independent Slovenia.

LJUBLJANA – Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill above the city for about 900 years, is Ljubljana’s main attraction. The castle offers some of the most beautiful views of the city. Can quickly be reached by funicular railway – has a café, and two restaurants.

LJUBLJANA – Preseren Square

The main square of Ljubljana, dedicated to the greatest Slovenian poet, Dr. France Preseren. Statues and fine buildings -connected by Plecnik’s Triple Bridge to the Old Town, Market and the river. The perfect spot to start your city exploration.

LJUBLJANA – Tivoli Park & Gardens

Ljubljana’s largest and most beautiful park, stretching right into the city centre, covering an area of 3 square miles. Crossed by three horse chestnut tree-lined walks and landscaped with ornamental flower beds, interesting trees and numerous statues and fountains.

LJUBLJANA – The stunning historic capital city

A beautifully compact city, easily explored on foot – the ‘Free Tour’ is highly recommended. Many fabulous examples of Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture.    Open-air street festivals of music, theatre and dance.