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Walking tour of Ljubljana and Ljubljana Castle with a local

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Stop At: Ljubljana Old Town, Ljubljana Slovenia

We will walk through the old town of Ljubljana. We will visit the food market, see the Ljubljana Cathedral, Robba Fountain, Town Hall, the Cobblers` Bridge, National and University Library, river Ljubljanica, Congress Square, Preseren Square with a statue of the poet, Triple Bridge, Butchers` Bridge and Dragon Bridge.

Stop At: Central market, Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

We will see the central food market of the city, operating on the same spot for about 120 years! You will see the merchants and goods they are selling. From fruits and vegetables to other home made produce brought from different parts of Slovenia and mostly ecologically produced: dairy products, meat, bread, oils, juices, flowers....ever seen a milk machine?

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), Dolnicharjeva ulica 1, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia

We will talk about the history of the cathedral and see the famous two doors, masterpieces of sculpture: the Slovenian door and the Ljubljana door. Both representing the history of the Christianity in Slovenia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers (Vodnjak treh kranjskih rek), Mestni trg, Ljubljana Slovenia

We will stop and admire the beauty of this Baroque fountain and explain its artistic and historical value.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Town Hall (Magistrat), Mestni trg 1, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia

We will see the Town Hall from the outside and part of it from the inside. It was built in the late 15th century and Ljubljana mayors have governed the city in the very building since that time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shoemaker's Bridge (Cevljarski Most), Pod Tranco, Ljubljana Slovenia

We will see this charming bridge designed by the famous architect Joze Plecnik. We will talk about the judiciary and punitive practices of the Middle Ages here. Why here? As this bridge witnessed a number of cheating butchers and bakers dipped in the river. We will also talk about the river itself and its importance for the city in the past and today.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National and University Library, Turjashka ulica 1, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia

We will see the biggest homework of The Architect and witness rich symbolics of his architecture. This temple of knowledge is definitely worth of all the attention.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: French Revolution Square (Trg Francoske Revolucije), Rimska c. and Vegova c., Ljubljana Slovenia

We have three historical stories at this square to see and to talk about: Teutonic knights and their monastery, Napoleonic wars and Illyrian Provinces, and Joze Plecnik, the architect.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Congress Square (Kongresni trg), Ljubljana Slovenia

You will see the Congress Square and Star Park, Ursuline Church, the building of Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra - one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe, the Ljubljana University building and more. You will also hear why the name of the square is such as it is.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Preseren Square, Ljubljana Slovenia

You will see some of the most important Ljubljana landmarks from the Preseren Square. It offers a great view of the square, the Triple Bridge, the Franciscan Church, some of the biggest Art Nouveau architectural masterpieces of Ljubljana and of course a view of the statue of the poet, after whom the square is named. You will hear about his importance for Slovenian literature and also about his unheard love.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Triple Bridge (Tromostovje), River Ljubljanica from Presernov trg to the Old Town, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia

One of the biggest landmarks of Ljubljana is also one of the greatest works of the architect Joze Plecnik. We will talk about its history, its purpose and symbolics that the Architect loved to incorporate in his works. Why three bridges you ask?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), Preshernov trg 4, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia

You will see this beautiful Baroque church with a pink facade, that resembles Il Gesu church in Rome.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Butcher's Bridge, Petkovskovo nabrezje, Ljubljana Slovenia

The bridge is named also a "Love Bridge" today because of all the locks locked to it. You will get to know why this bridge is pretty new, why is it named Butcher`s Bridge and what is the meaning of those grotesque statues on it.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most), Resljeva ul., Ljubljana Slovenia

Dragon Bridge is one of the most well-known bridges in Ljubljana and a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture. You will get to know why a dragon is the symbol of Ljubljana.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Ljubljana Castle, Grajska planota 1, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia

We will take the castle railway funicular to the top of the castle hill. You will hear more about the history of the castle and get to know what purposes it has served since it was built at the end of the 15th century. We will also climb the viewing tour for astonishing views above Ljubljana and Slovenia.

Duration: 20 minutes
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Departure Point
Krekov trg, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Central market
  • Entry/Admission - The Ljubljana Castle
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This is one of those times when you are so surprised to discover an awesome place you never really knew existed… Ljubljana old town, the castle, the city streets and the river area are absolutely like a fairytale… I love the market and sipped the mulled wine and enjoyed the
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Responded 2 weeks ago
So glad you like it!! Welcome back anytime!! :)
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