Slovenia is a beautiful country in Southern Europe. For sailing holidays, several Adriatic cruises enter the Mediterranean to visit different Islands and areas, and Slovenia is one of them. The capital of this state is Ljubljana, that not only is the largest city, but also the center of culture, politics, education, and economy of this country.
Ljubljana is also a hub of tourism because of its beautiful culture, amazing tourist attractions, mouth-watering foods, and several fun activities. We shall explore it in its entirety.
Climate of Ljubljana
This city has an oceanic climate, which makes it a pleasant place to be in for both summers and winters. At its warmest time, in July and August, temperatures may rise to 25-30 °C. The precipitation is mild throughout the year but it may get drier in winters.
It stands in the place of a famous ancient Roman city called Emona. Due to that, this place has a lot of historical sites which would captivate the hearts of the tourists. Not only that, there are also natural attractions for tourists to observe.
This is the main tourist attraction in the city of Ljubljana. It stands on the hill above the city, bringing it onto a spotlight. Anyone in the city can view this castle from a distance. This castle has a dragon on top and is the main cultural venue. It was built around the 11th century initially and rebuilt several times throughout the course of the years. The Lords of Carniola used it as their house.
This bridge crosses the river of Ljubljana. It is a historical masterpiece and one of the symbols of this city, as recognized by the world. It has peculiar, but beautiful sculptures of dragons on all of its four corners. Visiting this place is a must on your 7-day luxury cruising trip with us, as it is the highlight of the city.
Tivoli City Park
This is the largest park in the city of Ljubljana and is located in the outskirts of the central district. There are a lot of historical sites within this park, and one site, in particular, is called the Tivoli Castle. Moreover, it is home to several exquisite bird species in the region. Tourists love relaxing and taking a walk in this park, as they chat along with their partners.
This bridge connects the Tivoli City park with the Rožnik Hill and is decorated by stone lamps and Balusters on all three of the bridges. This bridge passes over the canal, one which one may see many boats traveling. This bridge has a unique appeal to it.
The National Art Gallery of Ljubljana was founded in 1918 after the dissolution of Austria-Hungary. It is more like an art museum that contains paintings and sculptures of some of the most famous painters in European history. It would be a good opportunity for tourists to have a closer look at what ancient art was like.
This hill is situated in the north-west of the Ljubljana city center. At its Cankar Peak, it contains a very beautiful Visitation church. If combined with Tivoli City park, it makes a big landscape park which makes it one of the biggest tourist attractions.
Considering the city’s cultural importance, and its population, it is expected that the restaurants would be amazing. They heavily depend on their customer response and competition is hard in the region. Some of the best restaurants include:
Trying the local food and visiting the local heritage sights is indeed a good activity, but one should remember that this is not everything the city is vibrant for. If you want to make the best out of your sailing holidays, you can get a private charter and enjoy several activities.
Some of those fun activities include
The Ljubljana Marathon has been held by the municipality of Ljubljana every year since 1996, and it attracts 1000s of tourists to that destination every year. In 2018, the number of runners that participated in this marathon was 1,664. The route takes about 3 hours to complete for an average runner.
Boating on the Ljubljana River
This beautiful river crossed through the entire city. Traditionally, tourists traverse through the city on the boats or a small cruise ship, passing through many important bridges, the market, and historical monuments. This is the easiest way to get the glimpse of the entire atmosphere of the city.
Visit the Ljubljana Zoo
It would be a fun thing to do, especially if you have kids with you. There are about 120 species and over 500 animals in this zoo. Moreover, the atmosphere of the zoo is beautiful, children-friendly, and there are a lot of restaurants you can dine in around the zoo. Don’t worry, they do not cook these exotic animals!
Watch performances at the Opera and Ballet Theatre
This theater was founded in 1918, and since then has been the center of entertainment in the region. The building has a beautiful architectural design which is sure to amaze the tourists. However, what makes this place worth it are the dances, dramas, and soap operas performed there on a regular basis.
You can visit the place with your friends or family and watch plays by amazing actors, and opera or dance by professional and experienced performers, that will leave you surprised.
During the sailing holidays, your 7-day cruising experience with our Adriatic cruises or small cruise ships would be an unforgettable experience.
The ships give you the best luxury cruising and are in the best condition. If you find it difficult to stick to a schedule, you may get a private charter or a small cruise ship for the best cruising experience.
With our official Adriatic cruises you will be guided throughout the tour, to the best spots and the most entertaining activities in the region.
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