Ljubljana is a small town and I would say you can cover most of the places within few hours. We arrived Ljubljana railway station at night from Hallstatt, after our longest train travel. It was kind of daunting when we reached there due to the nightfall. We checked into Ljubljana City Hotel and still couldn’t believe we actually walked to the hotel from the railway station with 4 luggages. It was a 15-min walk! I kind of strained my arm so I’ll opt for taxi anytime any day.
Totally famished we settled for dinner set in hotel. Really value-for-money and delish!!! Christmas dinner set for SGD15, with good quality food. At that point, I’ve liked Ljubljana already haha.
We were up early in the morning and began to explore the town, before heading to Lake Bled. It was pretty much a dead town at 9am and it was so cold. But we kind of enjoyed the quietness for a change. Preserved square was the first thing we were at, followed by Franciscan Church. We crossed the triple bridge and wandered onto the Old Town.
Of course, the main attraction in Ljubljana is the Dragon Bridge. You can see many cute dragon souvenirs in gift shops as well. Hubby captured the best shot ever with the birds flying in the background while taking photo of me with the dragon. I love it! 🙂
We needed caffeine and settled for this quaint cafe at The Central market, which overlook the river. Our latte only cost around SGD1-2 and it was smooth and aromatic.
We decided to call it a day as we needed to be ready for our driver to take us to Bled at 12 noon. We only admired Ljubljana castle from a far but if you have the luxury of time, would totally recommend to visit. We had a good night’s sleep and realised the hotel even have pillow menu for you to choose from! Good location and awesome pillow.
In summary, you can pretty much cover Ljubljana within a day, that’s why it’s called a city within a city. Next up, it would be everything about Bled. Stay tuned.