Ljubljana

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Julija

Julija's interior is an experiment in "Baroque modernism" with a pleasing combination of Baroque-style gilded mirrors and decorative Delft tiles. The international menu is heavy on meats, fish, and pasta (their porcini risotto is especially rich). The wine list is also worth a look, particularly if you're interested in sampling the yield from the local vineyards. When the bill comes, you'll have yet another reason to smile as the cost-to-quality ratio makes this restaurant very special indeed.

Stari trg 9, 011-386-1-425-6463
Tags: international | budget | great value | trendy | things to do | jim's pick

Ljubljana Grad

Perched on a hill overlooking the city, this 15th-century Habsburg castle is a Ljubljana must. Visit the Erasmus Tower (once a noble prison), see a 2,000-year-old Roman well, and head to the top of the Viewing Tower for stellar views of the Alps. Admission to the castle is free; you could hike up to the entrance, but we recommend the funicular.

Grajska planota 1, 011-386-1-232-9994, www.ljubljanafestival.si
Tags: hiking | historic | views | things to do | architecture | jim's pick

National Museum of Contemporary History

Spend an afternoon exploring Slovenia’s history from the 20th century through today, including Slovenia’s establishment as an independent state in 1991. The collection spans historical items such as military weapons, postcards, period art, and photographs. The circa 1755 Cekin Mansion in which the museum is located is also a fine historical specimen in its own right.

Tivoli Park, Celovška cesta 23, 011-386-1-300-9610, www.muzej-nz.si
Tags: art | things to do | architecture | history | jim's pick

Spajza

Located in a medieval house, this small, charming restaurant specializes in Mediterranean/Eastern European dishes. Meat and fish dominate the menu (the sea bass is excellent). If you're feeling adventurous, order their signature dish, a filet of horse garnished with truffles.

Gornji trg 28, 011-386-1-425-3094
Tags: romance | moderate | things to do | jim's pick

Take a walking tour of the city

The Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre offers a variety of guided walking tours to acquaint visitors with the city. Most tours leave from Town Hall and last about two hours, taking in sites like the Ljubjlana grad (the city’s 15th-century castle) and the Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture of the old city center.

Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2, 011-386-1-306-1230, www.visitljubljana.si
Tags: things to do | architecture | history | tour | jim's pick

Tivoli Park

Ljubljana's largest park covers almost two square miles. Both the original 1813 designer (French engineer J. Blanchard) and the later 1933 designer (architect Jože Plečnik) endowed the park with pleasant details; stroll the lovely chestnut-tree-lined promenades, sit by the 19th-century fish pond, or take in a concert or sporting event at the Dvorana Tivoli arena (Celovška cesta 25).

, www.visitljubljana.si
Tags: things to do | outdoors | architecture | jim's pick

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