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,
to the more upscale restaurants. The
prices are reasonable in all of these.
There is so much to see along the river
and in the Old Town that entertainment
probably won't be uppermost on your mind,
but if it is, there are two or three
jazz clubs whose posters you will see
along the streets, and for classical
music buffs, there are programs at the
Opera House and the sparkling new
Cankarjev Dom--Ljubljana's famous
cultural and performing arts center.
For students, there are many pubs and
nightspots which were packed on a
weeknight evening in October.
Serendipitous discovery works well here.