The city of Ljubljana

Ljubljana is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation. It is an important European commercial, business, exhibition and congressional centre as well as the transport, science and education centre of Slovenia.

In Ljubljana the old meets the new; and it seems that history has spent all of the settlement’s five millennia preparing it to become the nation’s capital. It has managed to retain traces from all periods of its rich history; from the legacy of Roman Emona; through to the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods characterised in the house fronts and ornate doorways of the city centre, the romantic bridges adorning the Ljubljanica river, the lopsided rooftops and a park reaching deep into the city centre. Here eastern and western cultures met; and the Italian concept of art combined with the sculptural aesthetics of Central European cathedrals.

The city owes its present appearance partly to Italian baroque and partly to Art Nouveau, which is the style of the numerous buildings erected immediately after the earthquake of 1895. In the first half of the 20th century, modern Ljubljana was shaped by the strong personal style of Jože Plečnik, a great European architect and a local of Ljubljana. The cityscape was complemented by his modernist followers as well as by creations of the “New Wave” of acknowledged young architects. All the different facets of Ljubljana blend harmoniously into a single image. Please check this website, ask in your hotel or visit the tourist information office for further information. Download brochure EN, SI.

Travelling to Ljubljana

The country’s main airport, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, is 26 kilometres away from Ljubljana. It serves flights to most of Europe’s major airports.

From Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport to the main railway and bus station

By shuttle:

  • GoOpti
    – Phone: +386 1 320 45 30
    – Price to the city centre: 9€ (also offers low cost transfers to other airports)
  • Markun
    – Phone: + 386 41 792 865
    – Email:
    – Price to the city centre: 9€

By taxi:

  • Airport taxi
    – Phone: +386 31 216 111
    – Price to the city centre: 30-40 € per car

By bus:

From the main railway and bus station to the University of Arts

The meeting will be located at the University of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana. From the main railway and bus station you can take the city public transport:

to the bus station Konzorcij and then get bus line 1 (direction Mestni log) or line 6 (direction Dolgi most) to bus station Aškerčeva or you can take taxi. We recommend taxi Metro, phone +386 80 11 90, email:

Where to stay

There is a vast array of accommodation options in Ljubljana, ranging from hostels to 5-star hotels. Most of them are located in the very city centre, the rest are well connected by city bus or shuttle services. Ljubljana is very popular tourist destination, especially during the summer, therefore prices go up during the summer season. We suggest that you take care of the accommodation issues as soon as possible.

Please find some suggestion below (we recommend that you make reservation through the hotel website):

Adora Hotel ***
Rožna ulica 7, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 820 57 240

Allegro Hotel ****
Gornji trg  6, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 59 119 620

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon ****
Slovenska cesta 34, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 470 11 70

Lesar Hotel Angel ****
Gornji trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 425 50 89

Vander Urbani Resort ****
Krojaška ulica 6-8, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 200 90 00

Art Hotel ***
Soteska 8, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 252 68 00

B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park ***
Tabor 9, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 300 25 00

Hostel Tresor
Čopova ulica 38, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 200 90 60

Hostel Celica
Metelkova 8, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 230 97 00

Where to eat

Ljubljana has a wide and varied choice of a good restaurants. You can choose from traditional gostilna restaurants serving Slovenian cuisine and restaurants offering different international cuisines. We leave some links of where to eat in Ljubljana:

If you need something else, please do not hesitate and contact us.


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