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SLOVENIA
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageSlovenian
CapitalLjubljana
Area20.256 km²
Population2,079,438  (2021)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)
Web.si
Code.SVN
Tel.+386

Cities in SLOVENIA

Ljubljana

Vacations and Sightseeing

Slovenian AlpsSlovenian AlpsPhoto: Jernej Furman CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

Tourism, aimed at the high mountains with its winter sports and mountaineering, is becoming increasingly important. More and more Europeans are also opting for a holiday in Slovenia for culture, nature and medicinal baths. The foreign tourists came mainly from Italy, and further from Germany, Croatia, England, the Netherlands and Russia. Popular are holiday resorts in the mountains, holidays by the sea and spas and the capital Ljubljana.

Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana, SloveniaPhoto: Janez Kotar in the public domain

Ljubljana is Slovenia's vibrant capital. The Franciscan monastery and the accompanying church from 1660 together form an impressive attraction. The structure is located on Prešeren Square, Ljubljana's main square. You can't miss it because of the beautiful red color of the building. A large statue of the Virgin Mary has been incorporated in the facade. The Triple Bridge (Slovenian: Tromostovje) over the Ljubljjanica is the connection between Prešeren Square and the old part of Ljubljana. In 1842 there was one stone bridge on the site, but Plecnik decided in 1931 to build two more bridges on both sides. The central market is also held at this bridge. Read more on the Ljubljana page of TheWorldOfInfo.

Lake Bled, SloveniaLake Bled, SloveniaPhoto: Adiel lo CC 3.0 Unported no chnges made

Slovenia's mountains are among the lower foothills of the European Alps, making them more home to an abundance of alpine plants and animals. With a bit of luck you will see chamois, marmots or ibex. Two important resorts are Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj in the Triglav National Park. These lakes are a great base for exploring alpine Slovenia.

Caves of Postojna Caves of PostojnaPhoto: Bamml 82 CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

The Postonja cave system is undoubtedly the most important tourist attraction in Slovenia. The caves are extremely long (more than 20 kilometers) and are hidden in the Karst Mountains near the town of Postonja. You can take a tour through the caves that lasts approximately 1.5 hours. You first descend into the cave with a train that takes you past beautifully lit stalagmites and stalactites. Then you walk under the guidance of a guide through the most beautiful part of the caves. There is a considerable height difference in the walk, but you will be richly rewarded especially the red, white and spaghetti room are dazzling. At the end of the tour you will see a unique bit of the Elm or the cave salamander. Pushy ticket sellers are standing in front of the entrance who want to sell combination tickets. The advice is to walk undisturbed to the official cash desk to make your own choice. You can also book in advance on the internet.

Sources

Buma, H. / Reishandboek Slovenië
Elmar

Derksen, G. / Slovenië, Istrië (Kroatië)
Gottmer

Wilson, N. / Slovenia
Lonely Planet

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated November 2022
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