16 Sights in Ljubljana, Slovenia (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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1. Astronomsko geofizikalni observatorij Golovec

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The Golovec astronomical-geophysical observatory is a national astronomical and geophysical observatory at Ljubljana Golovec. The observatory was founded in 1949 at the initiative of Fran Domink as the first university observatory with the task of establishing the conditions for the development of Slovenian professional astronomy. Construction took place between 1954 and 1959. In 1958, a 5.5-meter dome was built from the main building, which was installed in 1960 by 160 mm F/15 Refractor Askania Bamberg, made around 1905. These binoculars were mostly used for Observations of the sun. The first director of the observatory became Dominko, followed by Vladimir Ribarič. Most of the first astronomical instruments were given an observatory from an astronomical observatory in Belgrade. Intervolje Yugoslavia received these instruments from Germany, as part of war reparations that Germany had to pay for allies after World War I. Today, these instruments are at the Bistra Technical Museum.

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2. Navje

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Navje / Public domain

Navje is the Ljubljana Memorial Park, according to the plans of Jože Plečnik from 1929 in 1937 and 1938 edited by architects Jože Plečnik and Ivo Spinčič on the far eastern edge of the former cemetery of Sv. Christopher, who reached the west all the way to Vienna Road. Cemetery of St. Christopher was opened on May 3, 1779 with the first funeral and the blessing of the Bishop of Ljubljana Karl Herberstein. This new cemetery was arranged outside the city center at the time, as Emperor Joseph II. forbade burial around the churches in cities, as it used to be. It is interesting to note that in the same place, but on both sides of the northern incident road into Emono, the ancient Romans were buried, as evidenced by archeological remains. Today's Vienna Road goes on this site along the same route as the amber road went in the old age.

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3. Plečnikova hiša

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Plečnikova hiša dalbera from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

Plečnik's House is a composition of several houses on Karunova Street 4-6 in the Ljubljana neighborhood of Ljubljana, in which Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik resided from 1921 until his death. In 1957, the estate with houses and all the original equipment was purchased by the city of Ljubljana and opened for the public in 1974 within the Architectural Museum. Since 2010, he has been managed by the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana. In 2013-2015, the complex was comprehensively renovated. Since 2015, there is a permanent exhibition on the life and work of Jože Plečnik, an occasional exhibition and a study center for researchers.

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4. Ljubljanski grad

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Ljubljanski grad Ramón from Llanera, España / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ljubljana Castle is a castle complex standing on Castle Hill above downtown Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is a key landmark of the town. Originally a medieval fortress, it was probably constructed in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 12th century. It acquired its present outline with an almost complete overhaul in the 15th century, whereas the majority of the buildings date to the 16th and 17th centuries. Initially a defense structure and since the first half of the 14th century the seat of the lords of Carniola, it was since the early 19th century used for various other purposes and today is used as a major cultural venue.

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5. Narodni muzej Slovenije – Prešernova

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Narodni muzej Slovenije – Prešernova No machine-readable author provided. Žiga assumed (based on copyright claims). / Public domain

The National Museum of Slovenia is located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is located in the Center district of the city near Tivoli City Park. Along with the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, located in the same building, the National Museum of Slovenia is the country's oldest scientific and cultural institution. The museum has an extensive collection of archaeological artefacts, old coins and banknotes and displays related to the applied arts. In 2021 it's been given the golden Order for Exceptional Merits by the president of Slovenia, Borut Pahor.

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6. Zmajski most

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Zmajski most Johann Jaritz / Public domain

The Dragon Bridge is a road bridge located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It crosses the Ljubljanica River. between Kopitar Street and Ressel Street, to the north of the Ljubljana Central Market at Vodnik Square. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century, when Ljubljana was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As one of the best examples of reinforced concrete bridges and of the Vienna Secession style, the bridge is today protected as a technical monument. It is intended primarily for motorised traffic.

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7. Stolnica sv. Nikolaja

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Stolnica sv. Nikolaja Žiga / Public domain

Ljubljana Cathedral, officially named Saint Nicholas's Church, also named Saint Nicholas's Cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, or simply the Cathedral, is a cathedral in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Originally, Ljubljana Cathedral was a Gothic church. In the early 18th century, it was replaced by a Baroque building. It is an easily recognizable landmark of the city with its green dome and twin towers and stands at Cyril and Methodius Square by the nearby Ljubljana Central Market and Town Hall.

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8. Ljubljanska Džamija

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The Islamic Religio-Cultural Center, colloquially known as the Ljubljana mosque is an Islamic mosque and cultural-center complex in the Bežigrad district of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is the culmination of a decades-long effort by the Islamic Community of Slovenia. A library, a classroom, an ablution fountain and the Imam's offices and quarters are included in the complex.

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9. Šlajmerjev park

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Slemer Park is located between "Population Road" and "Slemer Street" in Ljubljana, next to a caring maternity hospital. He was named after surgeon Ai Du Schleimer. It has a triangular plan, and its geometric design emphasizes symmetrical planting of trees. It was arranged in 1933 according to Joseph Plenik's plan, so it belongs to one of the monuments of national significance.

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10. Prešernov spomenik

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Prešernov spomenik Original work: Statue: Ivan Zajec Pedestal: idea by Ivan Zajec, design by Max Fabiani, stonemason Alojzij Vodnik
Depiction: commons:User:Amba (Szeder László) (september 2005). / Fair use

The Prešeren Monument in Ljubljana, also Prešeren Statue in Ljubljana, is a late Historicist bronze statue of the Slovene national poet France Prešeren in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It stands in the eastern side of Prešeren Square, in front of the Central Pharmacy Building in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is among the best-known Slovenian monuments.

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11. Marijin steber

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Marijin steber Charlie from UK / CC BY 2.0

Mary's Pillar is a pillar-shaped symbol dedicated to St. Mary, with a statue of Mary on the top, standing in LeStick Square in front of St. Mary's Parish Church. Jacob in Ljubljana. In its present form, it was designed in 1938 by architect Joseph Plenik, a relic of one of the oldest surviving public monuments in Ljubljana, which has been revised repeatedly by history.

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12. Frančiškanska cerkev Marijinega oznanjenja

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The Franciscan Church of the Annunciation is a Franciscan church located on Prešeren Square in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is the parish church of Ljubljana - Annunciation Parish. Its red colour is symbolic of the Franciscan monastic order. Since 2008, the church has been protected as a cultural monument of national significance of Slovenia.

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13. Robbov vodnjak

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Robbov vodnjak Sculptor: Francesco Robba (1698-1757)
Photo: User:Kaktus999 / Public domain

The Robba Fountain, since the first half of the 20th century also known as the Fountain of the Three Carniolan Rivers, is the fountain that stands in front of Ljubljana Town Hall at Town Square in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It was originally made in 1751 by the Italian sculptor Francesco Robba and is one of the city's most recognisable symbols.

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14. Rožnik

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Rožnik No machine-readable author provided. Žiga assumed (based on copyright claims). / Public domain

Rožnik is a hill in the Rožnik District and Šiška District northwest of the Ljubljana city center. Together with Tivoli City Park, it forms Tivoli–Rožnik Hill–Šiška Hill Landscape Park. Extending from Tivoli Park, it is a popular hiking, running, and excursion destination for residents of Ljubljana.

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15. Skakalnica na Galetovem

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Gelletov's skateboard is the lovely Shika of the former skiers along the "Guide" road. Its size is 70 meters and it was built in 1954 according to the plan of engineer Stan Brodek. There is a shelter on Geller's lawn. He and she run the Unity Ski Club. After years of self-training, she was removed in 1966.

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16. Valentin Vodnik

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The Vodnik Monument or Valentin Vodnik Monument, is dedicated to the Carniolan priest, poet and journalist Valentin Vodnik (1758−1819). It stands at Vodnik Square in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, in the immediate vicinity of the Ljubljana Central Market.

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