What to See in Slovenia

By | July 8, 2022

Medieval cities.

Slovenia has many historical places, its cities are filled with medieval castles. Slovenia ‘s capital, Ljubljana , is often compared to Prague. This is a city with a long history, it was first mentioned in the annals in 1144, the ruins of the ancient Roman fortress Emon have even been preserved here. Ljubljana stands on the banks of the Ljubljanica River. On the right bank of the river is the old city, the center of which is a hill. Here, at its very top, stands a castle dating back to the 9th century. This place offers a beautiful view of the city – along the narrow streets there are small medieval houses, and on the squares – churches and palaces built in the Baroque style. Ljubljana known for its bridges. They are very beautiful, and some of them were built in the 13th century.

According to ITYPEJOB, the second largest city in Slovenia is Maribor. It is located 11 km from the border with Austria. in the northeast of the country. The first mention of the city dates back to the 12th century. Its main attractions are located in the old town, which is called Lent. Here it is worth seeing the ancient castle built in 1164 on Pyramid Hill, where the Regional Museum is now located, the Baptist Church of St. John, the Jewish Tower, the Tower of Justice, which is connected by an underground passage with the Water Tower. A liquor store has been opened in the Water Tower, where the best varieties of wine are sold, and in the vicinity of the city there are some of the most ancient vineyards in the world, their age exceeds 400 years. There are many parks in Maribor where you can have a great rest.

Not far from Maribor is the city of Ptuj. It is considered the oldest city in Slovenia. and has the status of a city-museum. During the Roman Empire, Ptuj was called Poetovio, now you can see the ruins of ancient Roman buildings here. Among the sights stand out the Franciscan Monastery, built in 1280, the Church of St. Peter and Paul, the Church of St. George, the Town Hall, the Draw Tower and the Ptujski Grad Castle, where the Museum of Local Lore is now located. Borl Castle is located 13 km south of Ptuj, and the Church of Our Lady is located not far from Ptuj Mountain. Dornava homestead with the largest park in Slovenia is interesting and the estate Shtatenberg. On the Adriatic coast, it is worth visiting the port of Koper in the Istria region. The oldest building in the city is the Rotunda of the Ascension (1082), also among the attractions are the Cathedral of St. Mary, the Church of St. Nicholas, the Church of St. Basso, the city gates of Muda, built in the 16th century, the Gravisi Barababianca Palace, the Belgramoni-Tacco Palace with a beautiful Regional Museum, Totto Palace and Brutti Palace.

Karst caves.

Perhaps the most famous natural landmark of Slovenia are its karst caves located in the southern part of the country. 55 km west of Ljubljana are the Postojnska Yama and Škocjan caves. Postojnska Pit has a length of about 28 km, and the river Pivka flows at its bottom. You can see bizarre stalactites and stalagmites while on a slow moving train that runs here at a depth of 2.5 km. Inside the cave is illuminated. 10 km from Postojna, on a rock, stands Predjama Castle, built at the end of the 16th century, which has an intricate dungeon. The castle closes the entrance to the karst cave with numerous passages, which in ancient times served as secret exits from the castle. At the same time, you can make a trip to Lipica, where a stud farm was founded in 1580. The horses bred here are valued all over the world. Skocjan Cavenot so big, but it was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Also of interest are the Planina Cave and the Vilenica Caves. It should be noted that at a depth it is quite cool – about +10 degrees, so it is better to dress warmly before the excursion.

4% of the territory of Slovenia is occupied by the Triglav National Park. This is the only nature reserve in the Julian Alps. The park was opened within the Seven Lakes Valley in 1981. The total area of ​​the reserve is 85 thousand hectares. Here is located both the highest point in Slovenia – Mount Triglav with a height of 2864 m, and the lowest – Tolminska depression, whose height is 180 m above sea level. Triglav Park has magnificent nature, picturesque mountain valleys, mountain lakes, rivers and waterfalls. It is here that the Sava and Soča rivers originate.

Excursions to Italian cities (Venice and Trieste) are constantly sent from the cities of the Adriatic coast. Wine tastings are also held in the southern villages, because vineyards have been growing here for centuries and the best wine in Slovenia is produced.

What to See in Slovenia