Europe’s greenest capital
Ljubljana is Slovenia’s cool capital known as a liveable, green city, winning the desirable title of the Green Capital of Europe for 2016. It’s located in the middle of an essential trade route and has been an important cultural, educational, economic, and political center of Slovenia since the country became independent in the late 20th century.
Ljubljana is quite a charming and attractive, medieval city featuring a fascinating early-modern, minimalist design. In the summer time the city transforms into a lively wonderland where cafes, pubs and restaurants are filled with locals and travelers alike. Live musical events and off-beat street performances aren’t an uncommon sight through the summer months. And during the winter, Ljubljana hosts a large university population that brings a lot of life to the local scene. The lively city center boasts a harmony of pedestrians and cyclists, where car traffic is forbidden. Overlooking the city is the mighty Ljubljana Castle, that allows people to get a great view over the city in all directions.
Visiting Ljubljana is like taking a step back in time, where things just seem to happen a little slower. Ljubljana is a fascinating travel destination, best explored by foot. Take a free walking tour or dive into the local nightlife by joining the pub crawl, promoted by FREETOUR.com.