Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana is a rare mix of attractive green spaces, great food, fascinating museums and historic sights. Majestic Ljubljana Castle looks down across the city’s other major attractions, from the impressive National Museum to the green dome of St Nicholas Church. Be sure to seek out lesser-known gems too, such as the cultural zone of Metelkova with its alternative vibe. Stroll across the pretty bridges like Dragon Bridge criss-crossing the Ljubljanica River and lose yourself amidst the Old Town’s winding streets before enjoying traditional entertainment from the street musicians in Prešeren Square. As Ljubljana is perfectly petite, it is easy to navigate on foot or two wheels, so you can walk or cycle around the whole city.
Renting holiday apartments in Ljubljana
To experience life like the locals, try renting an apartment in Ljubljana. While staying in a hotel you’ll be confined to one cramped room, whereas in Ljubljana apartments you’ll have space to spread out across your own living area, kitchen and bedrooms as well as take advantage of the outside space so many apartments in Ljubljana have. This kind of holiday accommodation, available through HouseTrip, is particularly popular with families and groups, as one big holiday rental is so much better value for money, and more sociable, than several hotel rooms.
Where to stay in Ljubljana
The beauty of staying in an apartment in Ljubljana is that you’ll be able to really immerse yourself in the local way of life. Pop to the city market and stock up on fresh vegetables, fruits, cheese and herbs then create a Slovenian delicacy back in your self-catering holiday rental. Feast on Karst prosciutto and horse pate with a chunk of bread then finish with a delicious potica cake as you admire the view from the balcony of your funky city centre apartment. If you’re looking for a magical experience you might consider renting a wooden house on the outskirts for a fairy tale atmosphere. HouseTrip has all these options and many more in Ljubljana.
Ljubljana with the family
A family holiday in Ljubljana has something for every member of the group, whether your kids love animals or science. Head to Ljubljana Zoo for a guided tour around the enclosures before marvelling at the giant bubbles and electronic insects at The House of Experiments, sure to be a huge hit with inquisitive minds. Tivoli Park is a great place to exert excess energy in the playgrounds too. By staying in a holiday rental for the family, you will be able to relax together in the evenings and chat about the fun you’ve had during the day over a relaxed meal and maybe a board game or two.