The city with white colors and green dragons, welcome to Ljubljana – Slovenia

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Have you ever thought of visiting a city where the scenery seems to fit like the pieces of a puzzle into a captivating environment? In Ljubljana, this idea transcends the level of a mere thought, and turns into a reality. The streets are very clean and seem to be so well-kept that it gives the impression one might have while looking at a postcard picture in motion. The city Ljubljana will surely fascinate all those who visit it, and it rightfully takes a place among the majestic Eastern European Capitals.

Dragons are an intricate part of historical Ljubljana, and images of them give pleasure to onlookers in many places in the city. It is the symbol of Ljubljana. Dragons represent courage, power and splendor– these qualities are not only incrusted in the flag of the city, but can also be found in sculptures, statues, ornaments and also paintings. The city’s flag can be admired from the Tower of the Ljubljana Castle situated on the hill overseeing the Old Town. It is open to visits and guarantees not only a spectacular view of the city, but also unveils the beauty of the gorgeous Alps which surround Ljubljana.

The importance of dragons can be seen on the Dragon Bridge where four stunning statues animate the entrances of this impressive bridge which stretches across the Ljubljanica River. These perfectly sculptured statues carry with them a local legend that says when a virgin crosses the bridge the dragons wag their tail. The bridge is located close to the Vodnik Square which has been transformed into Ljubljana Central Market and operates every day of the week except for Sundays.  This large market sells numerous regional goods such as flowers and crafts of all kinds as well as meat, fish, dried fruit, herbs, and many spices.

The city has a very welcoming atmosphere to visitors and it is easy to find cheap flights to Ljubljana – for instance, flights from London to Ljubljana can be found at £79 ($128). Once you arrive, there are many possibilities for interesting tourist tours in the capital, and also in the rest of the country. The tourism Slovenia genre offers innumerable sights of grandiose serenity. Postojna Caves include 5 kilometers of safety-controlled passages which provide extraordinary opportunities to visit exceptional stalactite and stalagmite sites – these are natural spectacles where each step can disclose new shapes and colors in a mixture of awesome composure. Another renowned lake in Slovenia is the Lake Bled. Not only is the landscape around this lake overwhelming, but in the very middle of the lake there is a neo-gothic Parish Church and the exquisite Bled Castle containing engrossing frescoes.

Hotels in Ljubljana Slovenia propose many lodging arrangements. The four star Hotel Slon ensures accessibility to the entire city since it is located in the heart of the city next to the main busy street, Slovenska Cesta. It has rates starting at $250.  The Bit-Center Hotel is more of budget minded, and is positioned on the outskirts of the city with prices beginning at $50.

Ljubljana is a wonderful city to visit and this fact has been confirmed by many travelers who have been there. It is often suggested by those who have already visited the city to first enjoy the seducing views which surround the city, then perhaps visit the countless sights inside Slovenia itself, and eventually finish the sojourn with a relaxing Terme in Slovenia.

 

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    1. Terry November 5, 2016

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