Escorted Rail Tours to Ljubljana
Slovenia's entertaining capital city
Slovenia's capital city is brimming with history and culture -
and no wonder. Ljubljana bears witness to all five millennia
of its history. Apart from the remains of the Roman Emona, it
boasts a medieval castle and numerous old city centre baroque
buildings with uneven rooves, richly-decorated façades and portals.
The mosaic of Ljubljana is completed by picturesque bridges across
the Ljubljanica River and the vast Tivoli Park, which extends into
the very centre of the city.
The centre of Ljubljana owes its appearance partly to the
masters of the Italian baroque and partly to those of the Art
Nouveau period, the latter being reflected in the style of many
buildings built immediately after the earthquake of 1895. In the
first half of the 20th century, it was the world famous Slovenian
architect Jože Plecnik who stamped a strong personal mark on his
birthplace. The city's appearance was later contributed to by his
disciples and the "new wave" of distinguished young Slovenian
Ljubljana is a city of culture that, among other things, boasts one
of the oldest philharmonic halls in the world. Every year it hosts
more than 10,000 cultural events ranging from most prestigious
concerts, theatre performances and fine art exhibitions, to
avant-garde events and those pertaining to alternative culture. The
events include as many as 14 international festivals.
Due to the global reputation of its university and institutes,
Ljubljana gets visited by all kinds of scholars. This is thanks to
its lively creative atmosphere contributed to by famous artists
from across the world, due to the numerous business gatherings and
fairs by vast numbers of businessmen, and the large number of
congresses it hosts by various experts.