Ljubljana private walking tour with a local

73 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

This tour is definitely different for many reasons: - it is run by locals and locals only. We are not only licensed tour guides but have also lived in Ljubljana for decades and know the city like our own pocket. - most of the guides have high formal education, and are glad to explain more also about economy, art, politics, contemporary social issues and how people of Slovenia live today. - the tour is a private tour. Which means we dedicate our time and knowledge to you and to you only. It also means you do not have to share the attention and squeeze with 30 other tourists, which often happens at "free" or other non-private tours. - we are aware of negative impacts of tourism on local environment. We will always present you locally made products and not products of multinational companies and will introduce you to sustainable tourism practices in Ljubljana. - the tour can be customized. - we will not bore you with numbers and years of every laid brick. The tour is also fun :).

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Ljubljana.info

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Ljubljana Old Town

We will walk through the old town of Ljubljana. We will visit the food market, see the Ljubljana Cathedral, Robba Fountain, Town Hall, the Cobblers` Bridge, National and University Library, river Ljubljanica, Congress Square, Preseren Square with a statue of the poet, Triple Bridge, Butchers` Bridge and Dragon Bridge.

Stop At:

We will see the central food market of the city, operating on the same spot for about 120 years! You will see the merchants and goods they are selling. From fruits and vegetables to other home made produce brought from different parts of Slovenia and mostly ecologically produced: dairy products, meat, bread, oils, juices, flowers....ever seen a milk machine?

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja)

We will talk about the history of the cathedral and see the famous two doors, masterpieces of sculpture: the Slovenian door and the Ljubljana door. Both representing the history of the Christianity in Slovenia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers (Vodnjak treh kranjskih rek)

We will stop and admire the beauty of this Baroque fountain and explain its artistic and historical value.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Town Hall (Magistrat)

We will see the Town Hall from the outside and part of it from the inside. It was built in the late 15th century and Ljubljana mayors have governed the city in the very building since that time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shoemaker's Bridge (Cevljarski Most)

We will see this charming bridge designed by the famous architect Joze Plecnik. We will talk about the judiciary and punitive practices of the Middle Ages here. Why here? As this bridge witnessed a number of cheating butchers and bakers dipped in the river. We will also talk about the river itself and its importance for the city in the past and today.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National and University Library

We will see the biggest homework of The Architect and witness rich symbolics of his architecture. This temple of knowledge is definitely worth of all the attention.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: French Revolution Square (Trg Francoske Revolucije)

We have three historical stories at this square to see and to talk about: Teutonic knights and their monastery, Napoleonic wars and Illyrian Provinces, and Joze Plecnik, the architect.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Congress Square (Kongresni trg)

You will see the Congress Square and Star Park, Ursuline Church, the building of Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra - one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe, the Ljubljana University building and more. You will also hear why the name of the square is such as it is.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: The Ljubljana Castle

Having a beautiful view on the Ljubljana Castle from the Congress Square, you will hear more about the history of the castle and get to know what purposes it has served since it was built at the end of the 15th century.

Stop At: Preseren Square

You will see some of the most important Ljubljana landmarks from the Preseren Square. It offers a great view of the square, the Triple Bridge, the Franciscan Church, some of the biggest Art Nouveau architectural masterpieces of Ljubljana and of course a view of the statue of the poet, after whom the square is named. You will hear about his importance for Slovenian literature and also about his unheard love.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Triple Bridge (Tromostovje)

One of the biggest landmarks of Ljubljana is also one of the greatest works of the architect Joze Plecnik. We will talk about its history, its purpose and symbolics that the Architect loved to incorporate in his works. Why three bridges you ask?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev)

You will see this beautiful Baroque church with a pink facade, that resembles Il Gesu church in Rome.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Butcher's Bridge

The bridge is named also a "Love Bridge" today because of all the locks locked to it. You will get to know why this bridge is pretty new, why is it named Butcher`s Bridge and what is the meaning of those grotesque statues on it.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most)

Dragon Bridge is one of the most well-known bridges in Ljubljana and a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture. You will get to know why a dragon is the symbol of Ljubljana.

Duration: 10 minutes
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