Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia. It's also the biggest city in the country and the political, cultural and commercial centre. With a population of around 300,000 it has the intimacy of a small town mixed with the cultural heritage and cosmopolitan feel of a vibrant city. The stunning old town is nestled between a hill topped with a castle and the gently flowing Ljubljanica river. The banks of the river and many other important buildings where designed by local architect Joze Plecnik (1872-1957). When strolling through the streets of Ljubljana you can see the remains of the Roman settlement Emona, the medieval old town, the many works of Plecnik and modern buildings blended with parks and squares. You can walk through the city in couple hour's time. If you have an entire day you can see almost all sights worth visiting. If you stay longer Ljubljana is a great starting point to see all of Slovenia. Within a two hour drive you can see the Adriatic Sea, alpine mountains, the Karst (full of magical caves), the Panonian lowland, and a Sub alpine world of enormous beauty.
Ljubljana Castle is the most spectacular sight of Ljubljana and a picturesque venue of numerous cultural events including concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, congresses and official receptions, which add a special flavour to the lively pulse of life in Ljubljana.
The Fountain of three Carniolan rivers (The Robba fountain) is located in front of the Ljubljana Town Hall and is one of the best known monuments in Ljubljana. The sculptures of the three river gods decorating it most probably represent three rivers in the Province of Carniola, namely the Sava, the Ljubljanica and the Krka rivers.
The Franciscan monastery and the Church of the Annunciation most decisively contribute to the appearance of the Prešernov trg square, the central square in Ljubljana. There you can find also The Triple Bridge which is a unique architectural speciality of Ljubljana was created when between the years 1929 and 1932 two more bridges, intended for pedestrians, were added to the original stone bridge by architect Jože Plečnik.