explore idyllic ljubljana old town center
Ljubljana city center is an excellent living proof and chronicle of the rich central European past, cultures and styles, resting on a two millennia old fundamentals of Roman “Emona”, embedding the symbols and influences of medieval German urbanisation principles, Napoleonic and Hapsburg social welfare proliferation traditions, orderly preserved and successfully integrating post WWII communitarian and egalitarian philosophies of abode and life..
You can appreciate the riverbank’s dense and narrow houses and settlements from a river-taxi frog perspective or by strolling over numerous pedestrian bridges conveniently uniting both of the banks, populated with dozens of places to visit. Stopping on iconic Three Bridges and the Dragon Bridge are a photo hunters must-do. On a Sunday the embankment hosts a cozy Flea Market, where you can amuse yourself in reflections and souvenirs of past times.
Ljubljana city planning is orderly rooted in Austro-Hungarian tradition of 18th century planning and crowned with intriguing architectural artifacts of grand architects such as Plečnik, delivering several modern and contemporary masterpieces of architecture. Ljubljana lends modern city infrastructure and public transportation concepts,successfully delivered by the Municipality in past two decades, awarding Ljubljana being recognized as the European Green Capital for several years.
Ljubljana Market is grandiose display of town’s central placement in the midst of surrounding provinces hastily delivering daily best of goodies and fresh produce for enjoyment of visitors and is providing a charming blend of urban pulse with popular culture.
Country is extremely safe and people are visitor friendly, hence Slovenia ranks extremely high in overall safety. Public health system is at comparative European level, all mayor international insurance networks are well represented. All governmental offices and authorities, including the police and public transportation officers speak decent English.
Ljubljana is full of social interaction and populated with cafes, bars, pastry shops, restaurants, manufactures, art galleries and shops. The food is versatile and surprisingly rich for such a small country, as the gastronomy traditions evolved under different culinary influences.