37 Hotels in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, is ready to show the large number of visitors the beauty of its historical centre, made more pleasant by baroque architecture, greatly influenced by the neighbouring Austrian culture. The city is among the largest in the country and has about 280,000 inhabitants. It is located in the central-western Slovenia, near the banks of the river Ljubljanica.
To understand the artistic wonders in the oldest part of Ljubljana, one must go back to the origins of the city, founded by the Romans in the first century after Christ. After the arrival of Slovenian races, Ljubljana finally fell under Habsburg control. In that period the city increased its economic and cultural importance growing rich in new buildings.
The prevailing artistic currents are Baroque first and Art Nouveau, later on. The buildings of the Old Town, rebuilt after an earthquake in the sixteenth century belong to the first style. Mestni Trg is the attempt to copy Piazza Navona in Rome, with the Fountain of Robba in the middle.
Preseren Square, on the other hand, contains buildings designed following the principle of Art Nouveau of the late nineteenth century. To watch over Ljubljana from high is the Royal Castle dating back to the twelfth century. Several bridges over the river Ljubljanica, as the Triple Bridge and Bridge of Dragons, are part of the artistic repertoire of the city.
From Trieste and other Italian cities close to the border to Ljubljana, the distance is one and a half hour by car. It is advisable to avoid the winter because the temperatures are very harsh.
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