Flights to Ljubljana
Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Central European Slovenia and it’s situated right in the heart of the country. Inhabited since ancient times, Ljubljana was first officially established in 1144 making this a historic city that features a variety of architecture and sights.
Flights to Ljubljana arrive at the busy Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport (airport code: LJU), also still known as the Brnik Airport. One-stop flights to Ljubljana from South Africa are available with Turkish Airlines and Air France, with stops in Istanbul and Paris, respectively. If you fly with Virgin Atlantic or British Airways, you’ll be making connections in London and then again in Munich. Another option is to choose a flight to Ljubljana with Lufthansa, and there are transfers in Munich and then Vienna with them.
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The Tourist Attractions of Ljubljana:
As a historic city Ljubljana offers a selection of different architectural styles largely due to the fact that the city has been damaged or nearly destroyed by earthquakes several times over the last 500 years. In 1511 after an earthquake, much of the city was rebuilt in a Baroque style then following an 1895 earthquake it was again rebuilt in an art nouveau style. Among Ljubljana’s top landmarks and tourist attractions are the following sights…
Built in medieval times Ljubljana Castle sits on Castle Hill overlooking the city. After years of neglect the castle was purchased by the city and renovated from the 1960s onwards. It’s now a tourist attraction and used for social events, and visitors can get free access to tour parts of the castle, or pay for admission to the castle tower from which the views over Ljubljana are even more spectacular.
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Old Town is one of the most popular parts of the city for tourists. It’s a well preserved area that features plenty of historic and attractive buildings including the town hall, pretty churches, shops, restaurants and cafés that are particularly popular during the summer. Off the main streets there are quaint narrow streets lined with medieval houses.
Famous Bridges in Ljubljana
Ljubljana is set on the banks of the River Ljubljanica so there are several bridges connecting the two sides of the city. Among these is the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge. As the name suggest, the Triple Bridge is actually three bridges right next to each other and is located in the centre of Ljubljana. Dragon Bridge is so named because it is guarded by four dragons who have become a symbol of Ljubljana.
When you’ve visited some of the city’s top sights spend some time in Ljubljana’s museums. There are several to visit that cover a variety of subjects and include three national museums: the National Museum of Contemporary History, the National Gallery, and the National Museum, though you can also visit the Architecture Museum of Ljubljana, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Slovenian Museum of Natural History.
When Should You Visit?:
For the warmest weather you should visit Ljubljana during the summer, from June to August when average high temperatures are between 24 and 27C. Ljubljana has fairly high rainfall throughout the year and May to December are wetter than January to April, so bear this in mind. From December to February snowfall is actually quite common.