The cities and towns of Slovenia have largely preserved their medieval character. Dominated by narrow streets with two-storied buildings, they preserved ancient city walls, city halls, and numerous castles.

Postojna Castle

Ljubljana is built on the ruins of a Roman fortress and has a long history. The center of the city is the hill with Ljubljana Castle and Ljubljana Cathedral, which served as the former residence of feudal lords. Old Square near the Church of St. James is surrounded by medieval buildings and is known as perhaps the most popular place. Here one can see the Schweiger House, the Pillar of Our Lady built in the 12th century and many other notable attractions. The old part of the city, surrounding the hill, is noteworthy due to its narrow streets and many small bars, cafes, and shops, as well as the three bridges leading to the City Hall with the Narcissus fountain and two outdoor patios. One of the most beautiful city squares is Trg Preseren, which is neighbored by the Church of the Annunciation with a unique library. The country’s only sample of landscape art is Mikloshich Park with the Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

Other interesting sights include Bishop's Palace, the Church Seminary with frescoes by Giulio Kalio, the Lontovzh Palace in New Square, the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Church of St. Jacob, with an octagonal chapel of St. Francis, the building of the Philharmonic, the parish church of Holy Trinity, the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, a former monastery, as well as Tsankarev House. In the western part of the town, there is a picturesque park with a castle and the Tivoli Art Gallery, and the east bank of the river is the place famous for the City Museum, which has a large collection of Roman art. Keep a list of all the names that may sound strange to you, and don’t forget to mention your findings to a travel agency for Slovenia you will be working with.

The country’s major rivers are the Sava and the Drava, which belong to the Danube basin. Their banks are a perfect place for eco-tourism. In the mountains, one will find many glacial and karst lakes. Almost half of the country is covered with forests. Beech and oak forests in the highlands are followed by mixed and coniferous forests, subalpine and alpine meadows. The landscapes here are beautiful and varied. The Mediterranean Sea exerts a great influence on the flora and fauna of the region. The storks dwell in the eastern plains, where they make their nests on the roofs of houses. Mountain streams and lakes, as a rule, are rich in fish, including trout.

Ptuj is the site where Roman ruins are still preserved and the place of traditional carnivals. Near the highest peak of Slovenia, Triglav Mountain, there stretches the national park with ski resorts in Bohinj, Bovec, and Kranjska Gora on its territory. Spa resorts in Rogaska Slatina, Portoroz, and Catez are among the most famous in Europe.

The trendy Bled resort is located about 25 miles away from the capital, on the shores of the lake, where one can skate in winter and relax on the beach in summer. This resort area has enjoyed wide popularity since the Middle Ages, attracting people with the beauty of the lake with a small island on it and a church. The infrastructure of the resort is well-developed, and recreation among pristine nature proves to be really special. Check out the Slovenian tour operators and select the best rated company for a quick tour quote.