All tourist brochures, leaflets and promotion adverts about Slovenia will indicate 5 top places to visit when you come to Slovenia.
They are really magnificant and you should not miss them.
I will talk about other more hidden pearls to visit in my next article, so come back to get more ideas! 🙂
1. Bled, a fairytale town in the Julian Alps with a glacial lake and an island in the middle.
Not to miss: Bled castle perched on the rocks 100 m above the lake, an island in the middle of the lake (you can visit by the “pletna” boat), Bled Vintgar gorge, Bled cream cake “kremsnita”.
My favorite: Walking around the lake, rowing on the Bled lake and exploring the villages around it by bike.
Eventhough it can get quite crowded in Bled during the summer time, it is worth a visit.
2. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, with only 280.000 people. Small town centre enables you to discover the capital on foot.
Not to miss: Ljubljana castle above the city (only a ride with a lift or a short walk away from the main market), old city centre, the cathedral, Three bridges and Preseren square, Dragon bridge, Franciscan church, Zvezda park and Kongresni square, National library, Tivoli town park, Opera house.
My favorite: Cafés on the banks of the river Ljubljanica, main city market, Metelkova city (Autonomous Cultural Centre, located on the site of former military barracs, squatted in 1993, today with several night clubs, art galleries, bars, artists studios, NGOs, Hostel Celica, National and Ethnographic museum).
3. Postojna cave in the Karst region – 21 km of passages, galleries and halls with limestone sculptures that offer a unique experience of the underground world. Home of a human fish or olm, living only in the darkness of the cave. More than 34 milion visitors in nearly 200 years.
Not to miss: Predjama castle (10 km from Postojna, picturesque and mysterious castle perched in a 123 m high cliff for more than 700 years).
My favorite: Electric train that takes you into the depth of the cave.
4. Piran, ancient small town on the Adriatic Coast, with narrow winding streets, houses huddled close together, influenced by the Venitian architecture.
Not to miss: Tartini square (named by Guiseppe Tartini, famous composer and violinist).
My favorite: Walks through the numerous narrow streets, sun bathing on the terrases of beach cafés.
5. Lipica stud farm, home of over 400 white Lipizzaner horses, founded in 1580 and it is one of the oldest stud farms in the world. Visitors to Lipica can enjoy the real life of the stud farm that reflects the centuries of tradition of horse breeding: guided tours of the farm, training sessions and performances of classical riding school, riding courses or nostalgic carriage drive.
Not to miss: Performance of classical riding school.
My favorite: Horse riding school.