Reflecting the true heart of Slovenia which it is, the capital city of Ljubljana lies almost in the exact geographical center of the south-central European nation.
Built around the Sava River, what was once a Roman settlement has served as an important regional center since at least the 13th century. Nowadays it’s a thriving hub for many industries such as pharmaceuticals and food processing. But as a tourist attraction, it’s a gem of a city loaded with beautiful buildings, charming neighborhoods and plenty to do.
Ljubljana’s population is about 300,000 people within the strict borders of town, stretching out to over 550,000 in the greater metro area. When it comes to cultural diversions, there is a wealth of museums, theater, music venues (from classical to jazz and all things in between) and a delectable culinary scene. Locations to seek out and explore in this colorful and picturesque place include Old Town Ljubljana, the trendy and verdant Trnovo, the majestic Ljubljana Castle, the iconic Dragon Bridge, and the wonderful retreat of Tivoli Park.