Slovenia Tourism is an important part of the economy of this small and prosperous country. Located in the Center of Europe this former Yugoslavian Republic is now a proud member of the European Union as a free country.
It borders with Austria on the North, Hungary on the east; Croatia on the south and Italy on the west. It was the first one of the former republics to join the EU due to its economy, culture and enchanting people; the capital is Ljubljana.
Besides the capital there are many attractions to see and we are going to mention a few.
Ljubljana Castle dominates the landscape of the Capital of Slovenia
Attractions for Slovenia Tourism
The city of Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and its largest city. It is located in the center of the country in the Ljubljana Basin, and is a midsized city of some 270,000 inhabitants.
Throughout its history, it has been influenced by its geographic position at the crossroads of the Slavic world with the Germanic and Latin cultures. It is the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative center of Slovenia.
Its transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions and cultural tradition are contributing factors to its success.
• Ljubljana Castle is perched on the top of a hill, which provided a superb vantage point from which to survey the surrounding landscape.
• Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana feature the most obvious dragons in the town guard the Dragon Bridge. Local legend has it that when a virgin passes, the dragon twitches its tail.
• Preseren Square is a main square and crossroads of the city of Ljubljana
Map of Slovenia in the center of Europe
Slovenia Tourism in Ljubljana
• Old Town Ljubljana has is the best place to be for walking through charm, and old Europe ambiance, and Ljubljana's own brand of special individuality. The narrow, winding streets are lined with centuries old buildings, many of which are now converted into sparkling restaurants, specialty shops, and boutiques.
• Central Market is the main market of Ljubljana. This a very nice area of town, located directly at Ljubljanica River.
• Tivoli Park and Mansion is a fun green space in Ljubljana on the vast park to the west of the city. You'll find a variety of activities here, but the best are either to relax or to walk.
• Ljubljanica River - There are several spot around the city center where to stroll along the Ljubljanka river. It is also possible to take a boat tour.
• Triple Bridge is a stone arch bridge is the central part of the modern bridge. It was extended into the Triple Bridge by the design of the Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik, who added pedestrian bridges on either side, effectively widening the bridge. With the conversion of the area into a pedestrian zone in 2008, only limited traffic now uses the central bridge, effectively creating three pedestrian bridges.
• Ljubljana Church - The Cathedral of St Nicolas dominates the silhouette of Ljubljana. It was built in Baroque style between 1701 and 1708.
• Serbian Orthodox Church in Ljubljana on the northwest corner of town is definitely worth a visit. The intricate frescoes on the walls and ceiling are certainly a sight to behold.
• Franciscan Church, Ljubljana, built in the 16th century this church dominates the centre of Ljubljana, looking to the Presern square and Tromostovje.
Lake Bled with Bled Island in the center are Slovenia Tourism at its best
Slovenia Tourism in Bled
Bled Slovenia is a municipality in northwestern Slovenia in the region of Upper Carniola. The area, within the Julian Alps, is a popular tourist destination.
• Lake Bled is one of the nicest places to visit. You may catch a boat over to the island. I mean letting some willing boatman take the strain.
• Vintgar gorge is one of the most popular natural features in Slovenia. It is located about 3.5 km from Bled going north. It is must visit for its natural beauty.
• Bled Castle is a picturesque white and red castle enclosed by a Romanesque wall with parapets, ramparts, and towers. The current castle dates from the 17th century and was restored in the 1950s.
• The Sava River is a mellow turquoise river that affords rafters beautiful views of the Bled countryside. It flows beneath high, rugged peaks while large birds of prey fly overhead.
• Radovljica, Bled features the Bee Museum, very interesting for children.
For more information visit the Slovenia Tourist Office
Piran Slovenia in the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea
Slovenia Tourism in Piran
Piran Slovenia is a city and municipality in southwestern Slovenia on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the three major towns of Slovenian Istria. It is near the border with Trieste Italy.
The city resembles a large open air museum, with medieval architecture and a rich cultural heritage. Narrow streets and compact houses give the town its special charm. Piran is the administrative centre of the local area and one of Slovenia's major tourist attractions.
• Church of St. George is in the compact town center of Piran and gives the city its special character. It is composed of three distinct constructions laid out in a row.
• Tartini's square, Piran was first built in 1272 on a place that was outside the city walls of that period. The church that we can see today was built in 1818.
• Prvomajski Square used to be the main square in Piran before they filled the harbour up and created Tartini square in the 1890's. Today the square is a quiet little place with a nice wine bar.
• The town hall in Piran is a Neo Renaissance style building from the late 19th century when Piran was under austro-hungarian rule. It is located on Tartini square.
• Maritime museum was built in the middle of the 19th century. Here you can see exhibits on marine archaeology
Slovenia Tourism is great for families with children, for couples as well as for singles traveling through Europe.
ljubljana castle by rampensau
lake bled by martin mcbrien
piran by markus bennet
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