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Ljubljana

Ljubljana, with a population of just over 275,000 (Slovenia itself has just over 2 million), is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities, but it’s also one of its greenest, hippest and youngest cities. Ljubljana is surrounded by number of small mountains, and is built around the Ljubljanica River. The city is compact, and easy to walk around, and is bustling with life. Ljubljana castle sits suggestively atop Castle Hill (Grajski grič), adding to the picture-postcard perfection of this amazing city.

We’ve put together a number of articles and travel tips for visiting Ljubljana, which we regularly update here.

  • Trieste's Klein Berlin

    Trieste’s Kleine Berlin

    Trieste’s Kleine Berlin is a series of air raid shelters built during the Italian City’s occupation by the Nazis in 1943.

  • Castello Miramare – Trieste

    Castle Miramare, built overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, is one of the main tourist attractions in Trieste, allowing visitors to take a glimpse back into how the 19th Century European Aristocracy lived.

  • Trieste – 5 typical foods to taste

    Trieste may not be world famous for its cuisine, but don’t let that fool you as there are lots of wonderful local dishes to taste. We’ve put together a list of five essential Triestine dishes to sample on your visit to the city.

  • Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey & Hozier occupy building in Dublin

    Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Hozier, Christy Moore, director Jim Sheridan and a range of activists and celebrities occupied a large, empty building in Dublin on thursday night (15th), to support the homeless people of Dublin. Under the banner ‘Home Sweet Home’ a group of up to 100 people, including musicians, trade unionists, political activists, and […]

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM)

    Ljubljana’s cool autonomous city space Metelkova Mesto is divided, roughtly into two separate areas – the autonomous and independent area occupied by artists with its clubs, bars, workshops and open space, and the area dedicated to official institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM), making it a great neighbourhood to explore. The MSUM which […]

  • Metelkova mesto – Ljubljana’s Alternative Heart

    Metelkova Mesto, in Ljubljana, before Slovenia broke away from the Yugoslavia Republic, was an army barracks. Nowadays it is a thriving alternative culture centre, occupied by artists and bohemians, with some of the Ljubljana’s most interesting bars, clubs and even hotels. Metelkova Mesto, which is often compared to Copenhagen’s Kristiania comune, occupies the space where, […]

  • Ljubljana's Dragon Bridge

    Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most)

    Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge (Zmajski most) is one of its most famous landmarks and one of its most photographed monuments. Learn more about the Dragon Bridge here.

  • Renzi’s Populism Backfires – The Italian Referendum

    The main message of Matteo Renzi’s referendum campaign was a simple slogan ‘it only takes a yes to change Italy’. Repeatedly in television debates the Italian prime minister reduced the complexities of the constitutional changes proposed to a simple soundbite: a yes vote would bring change, while a no vote would leave Italy with its […]

  • Ljubljana Castle

    Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) sits on top of Castle Hill, dominating the Ljubljana skyline. The castle is on the site of a medieval fortress dating back to the 11th century. A number of fortifications existed on this strategic hill, constantly changing hands until the bulk of the current Castle was built from the 15th century […]

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