Ljubljana & Central Slovenia are a great starting point to fall in love with Slovenia’s special features. Ljubljana is Slovenia's capital, a lively green city combining the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European cities.
It's known for its university population and green spaces, including expansive Tivoli Park. The curving Ljubljanica River, lined in outdoor cafes, divides the city's old town from its commercial hub. Ljubljana has many museums, including the National Museum of Slovenia, displaying historic exhibitions, and the Museum of Modern Art, home to 20th-century Slovene paintings and sculptures.
In recent years, Ljubljana has experienced a true culinary boom. Visit the Open Kitchen (Odprta kuhna) to feel its lively pulse. Renowned master chefs, restaurants and local dishes from the Taste Ljubljana and Taste Central Slovenia projects are becoming increasingly recognised worldwide.
Ljubljana, whose name sounds like beloved in Slovenian (Ljubljana– ljubljena), lives with a thousand acres of urban culture and art, festivals and events and surrounded by parks and natural protected areas.
When visiting Ljubljana, don't just enjoy the city. Go off the beaten path and experience the real Slovenia. The area surrounding Ljubljana or various locations in the Central Slovenia region are the right choice for a relaxed and active vacation in a pleasant natural environment. Green trails around Central Slovenia lead to places of UNESCO heritage of humanity and primeval forests.