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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 center 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 center of the city.

The center 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 architects.

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Ljubljana's Culture

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, theater 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.