Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, is one of Europe’s smallest cities, but it appeals to both inhabitants and visitors.
The architecture of this magnificent city is incentive enough to pay a visit. Many of the buildings here were created by renowned architect Joze Plecnik, including the Triple Bridge and the Ljubljanica River embankments.
The central square in Ljubljana is Prešeren Square (Prešernov trg) where the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (Frančiškanska cerkev) is located. Built between 1646 and 1660 (the belltowers following later), it replaced an older Gothic church on the same site. The layout takes the form of an early-Baroque basilica with one nave and two rows of lateral chapels. The Baroque main altar was executed by the sculptor Francesco Robba. Much of the original frescos were ruined by the cracks in the ceiling caused by the Ljubljana earthquake in 1895. The new frescos were painted by the Slovene impressionist painter Matej Sternen.
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Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) is a medieval castle with Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural elements, located on the summit of Castle Hill, which dominates the city centre. The area surrounding today’s castle has been continuously inhabited since 1200 BC.
Ljubljana’s climate is an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfb), bordering on a humid subtropical climate zone (Köppen climate classification: Cfa), with continental characteristics such as warm summers and moderately cold winters. July and August are the warmest months with daily highs generally between 25 and 30 °C (77 and 86 °F), and January is the coldest month with temperatures mostly around 0 °C (32 °F). The city experiences 90 days of frost per year, and 11 days with temperatures above 30 °C (86 °F).
Dine at Kodila Gourmet for a delectable Slovenian dinner.
There are several hiking paths, such as the Bevke Learning Trail, for active individuals, or you may bike on one of the city’s cycling routes, such as the Green Ljubljana Tour.
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