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Ljubljana for a Day

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An October 2000 trip to Ljubljana by Alyssa

Rotovz Photo, Ljubljana, Slovenia More Photos
Quote: I took a train from Venice to Ljubljana--a 5 3/4 hour scenic journey via Trieste--spent a day sightseeing and stayed overnight.

Ljubljana for a Day

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Overview

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Ljubljana is a jewel of medieval, baroque, and Renaissance architecture, still unknown to many travelers. The city is an educational and culural center surrounded by northern Dinaric Alps and sweeping landscapes reminiscent of Swiss terrain. With its many students, cafes, lovers, and vibrant arts scene, comparisons have been made with Paris. Not to be missed is the city's visual focal point, the ancient Castle and medieval fortress whose foundations date back to Roman times. Climb the hill to see it, stop for refreshments at the cafe, then climb the spiral stairs to the tower for a sweeping view of the city below. The light at dusk is the best. Then explore the Old Town at the foot of the ...Read More

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon Ljubljana

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Hotel | "Slon Best Western"

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This centrally-located hotel is near enough to the Old Town to walk there, and it is well-equipped to take care of travelers, with most of the conveniences you'd expect of a large hospitality chain. The hotel restaurants are fine, but the more picturesque dining choices are located in the Old Town. Because Ljubljana has such a wide range of accommodation choices (although they are often booked during peak travel season), ask at the Tourist Information desk at the train station (or airport) for recommendations in the category of your choice for accomodations. For instance: Hotels; pensions, including the smaller, less expensive hotels which often include breakfast as part of the reservation; motels;...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 3, 2000

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon Ljubljana
Slovenska cesta 34
Ljubljana, Slovenia 1000
+386 (1) 470-1100

Rotovz

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Restaurant

Rotovz Photo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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In the shadow of the baroque Town Hall on Mestri Trg is Rotovz, one of Ljubljana's best restaurants. Here, leisurely meals, prepared with attention to detail, are served in an elegant and historic room, with linen tablecloths, fresh flowers and candlelight. We enjoyed a fish and vegetable melange, delectably done and artfully presented, chosen from an extensive menu and wine list. The wait staff was attentive and gracious, and the other dining room guests were friendly. The price was not exorbitant--about $29.00 excluding wine and dessert. This is not a place to go for a quick bite. Relax, and enjoy, the civilized, slow, preferred Slovenian way.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 3, 2000

Rotovz
Mestri trg 2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
212-639

Ski Resort Mariborsko Pohorje

Attraction | "Maribor"

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One of Slovenia's best ski resorts, Maribor--a 2 1/2 hour drive from Ljubljana--has cross-country trails and downhill runs for every skill level. In this landscape, you will see one of the reasons why Slovenia has produced world-class skiers. The challanges are evident, but so are Mirabor's facilities for mere beginners and intermediates. The ski and snowboarding schools will get you up and going and there are sled runs for a change of pace. The scenery is magnificent, even if you visit before the snow season.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 3, 2000

Ski Resort Mariborsko Pohorje
Mladinska ulica 29
Maribor, Slovenia

Ljubljana's Old Town

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Ljubljana's glittering Cankarjev Dom Photo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana's Old Town is the best place to be for sightseeing, quaintness, charm, Old Europe ambiance, and Ljubljana's own brand of special individuality. The narrow, winding streets are lined with centuries-old buildings, many of which are now converted into sparkling specialty shops and boutiques. You can spend hours just looking at these. There are many inviting cafes in this section of town, some along the Ljubljanica River, some in the oldest streets. It's very Parisian in feel at night with the cafes full of students and the restaurants bustling with activity. There are dozens of good places to choose for dining, from the cafes, to cozy, unpretentious trattorias,...Read More