Top Historical Places in Ljubljana

Are you looking to explore the history of Ljubljana through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Ljubljana including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Ljubljana. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Ljubljana ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Ljubljana, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Ljubljana for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Ljubljana with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Ljubljana Old Town

    Bar, Outdoors, Walking Area, Cafe

    Nestled over the hilltop of the city and identified with the prominent location of ancient castle, the Old Town is a treat for travel buffs. Clustered with important sights, this old town is accessible only via Triple Bridge and Dragon Bridge from the new town. However, to get the best view of this entire town you need to climb up the hill till the ancient Ljubljana Castle. From its viewing tow...Read more
  2. Ljubljana Castle

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    Ljubljana Castle


    Popular being the source of providing romantic atmosphere, Ljubljana castle has turned into the most popular castle of the city. Of course, the grand courtyard of this medieval castle has played an important role for this recognition. This is because, the courtyard offer a brilliant view of Ljubljana. You don’t need to pay any fees if you just want to take a tour in the courtyard. Other t...Read more
  3. Fountain Of Three Carniolan Rivers

    Landmark, Monument, Fountain

    If you are in Mestni Trg Square you cannot miss out the striking Baroque monument, known as the Robba Fountain or The Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers. Built between 1743 and 1751 by a famous Venetian Sculptor, Francesco Robba, this fountain is said to be his greatest masterpiece till date. The overall structure of the monument is that of a Roman fountain with three river gods representing th...Read more
  4. Franciscan Church

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    Franciscan Church

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    One of the prominent landmarks of the Prešernov trg Square is Franciscan Church. The structure of the church that you see today was built around 1660 by the Augustinians. However, due to financial instability the construction of the façade got completed in 1700. Till 19th century, the frontal appearance of the church has faced many changes. Step inside the church and you will get ...Read more
  5. Old Square

    Historical Site, Square

    Unlike Mestni Trg (Town Square) and Gornji Trg (Upper Square), the earliest settlement of medieval period of Ljubljana happened in the Old Square (Stari trg). That’s why, this public square has often been referred as the oldest part of the city in its history. Embracing the castle hill of Ljubljana, this public square also houses medieval buildings with baroque front façade and med...Read more
  6. Virtual Castle Tour


    Located inside the Looking Tower of the Ljubljana Castle, this projection studio was set up to inform visitors on the rich history of the castle. The show is about 12 minutes projection where the history of the castle, stories related to the architectural design and also about other architectural discoveries are being shown. When you are visiting this historical castle, the virtual tour can let...Read more
  7. Zale Cemetery

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    Zale Cemetery


    Cemeteries are always considered as the place of sorrow. But when you visit Zale cemetery, your views on cemetery is definitely going to change. Rich with high culture, historical importance and artistic value, the cemetery has turned into one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe. When you visit the ground, the surrounding horticulture is definitely going to amaze you. In fact, this lush ...Read more
  8. National Museum Of Solvenia

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    National Museum Of Solvenia

    Museum, History Museum, Historical Site, Exhibition

    Visit the largest and the oldest museum of Slovenia where you get an insight of the Slovenian culture. The museum was built in 1888 and is said to be the only building that was solely dedicated to preserve the rich heritage of Slovenia. The highlighted feature of the museum is the Roman monuments, tombstones and the milestones, placed right next to the entrance. The important attraction that mi...Read more
  9. Cathedral Of St. Nicholas

    Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Referred to as the important church of Ljubljana, the Cathedral of St. Nicholas stands right above the Pogacarjev trg of the Old Town. Although the history of church dates back to the 13th century, the present structure of the church belongs to the 18th century design done by architect Andrea Pozzo. Its elegant baroque structure, the twin towers and the large central dome are the prominent feat...Read more
  10. Skycraper

    Landmark, View Point, Tower, Architecture

    One of the most important sights of Ljubljana is Skyscraper. Previously it was known as Neboticnik. It was built in 1933 and designed by the architect Vladimir Subic. Being the first tallest tower in the city, it is hard miss the existence of this landmark when you visit the city. Climb up the top floor of the building and visit the café and the observation deck from where you get the mo...Read more
  11. Philharmonic Hall

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    Philharmonic Hall

    Historical Site, Hall

    Do you know what Orchestra is all about or how old this music is? Come to Philharmonic Hall, housed in a building, which was previously known as Tonhalle. This significant hall has been the home of Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. After its foundation in 1991, the venue has been hosting the performances of the Slovenian Chamber Choir. The best part is this respected musical institute is nearly...Read more
  12. Mestni Trg

    Art Museum, Landmark, Walking Area, Leisure

    This is one of the important centers of Ljubljana that depicts the medieval period of the city. However in 1511, the city faced a miserable earthquake in which many medieval buildings collapsed. Later on the square was rebuilt with many important building coming up in this region. Today, in this square you get to see medieval styled buildings with baroque characters in it. Some of the important...Read more
  13. Gruber Palace

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Standing on the right bank of Ljubljana River, Gruber Palace used to be a research institute of Gabrial Gruber. He was a Jesuit who constructed the Grubar Canal to regulate the flow of Ljubljana River. He lived in this castle till 1784 and turned this castle into a physics and hydraulic research institute. The architectural style of the building has influence of both Baroque and Rococo style of...Read more