Activities for a Rainy Day in Ljubljana

What to Do in Ljubljana When it Rains

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  • jelena k
    2 contributions
    Had a great birthday experience! Dog friendly.. Our host Ana, spoke in slovenian and english.. gave us a great tour and amazing facts.. I would recommend this place for any celebrations
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Vicky Silve
    Abbadia Lariana, Italy519 contributions
    Did you know that this beautiful cathedral is the only one in Ljubljana? You will love its altar, its decorations and paintings, even though it’s a bit small.
    Written November 21, 2021
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  • Shishil
    3 contributions
    The place was nice, you can easily spend couple of hours. We had different expectations but overall it was ok.
    Written September 5, 2021
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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, PA1,399 contributions
    I knew nothing about Plecnik prior to arriving in Slovenia. The house, and particularly the tour, are very informative and interesting. I really got a lot out of it and am glad I went. The young woman who gave the tour was very good.
    Written September 7, 2021
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  • David H
    41 contributions
    The national gallery is a quality museum and worth a visit, especially for those who are artists or enjoy the arts. My favorite galleries were those which featured impressionistic and post-impressionistic Slovenian artists. The dates on these works followed similar periods in western Europe, but showed that very good artists were working in Slovenia at this time in fresh, new styles.
    Written September 3, 2019
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  • George
    Artemida, Greece1,482 contributions
    Peaceful and Pretty this orthodox church is on your way from tivoli park to the city center. Free of charge worth to spend 5 minutes of your time.
    Written September 2, 2021
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  • KJ
    London, UK6 contributions
    Learned a lot from the tour. The World War 2 and Communist features were perhaps the most interesting. Could have been bulked up a little more - considering the entry fee - but definitely worth a visit.
    Written September 18, 2021
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  • stinkwink
    Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
    Probably the most prominent building on Preseren square is the Franciscan Church. With its red-painted walls catch your attention at once. On the staircase in front of the entrance always a lot of young people sitting since it is a popular meeting point. The classical two-towered church was built in Baroque style but later redesigned. Don’t ask the current style of it, since I recognized so many different elements, that I’m already confused. At the front door is a famous angel face and on the top of the facade is a bronze statue of the Our Lady of Loretto, and there are also statues in niches at the front. The interior decoration is mostly a replacement that the earthquake ruined in 1895. The main altar was designed by Robba. The pulpit is richly gilded and the church has a small but impressive organ. I don’t have to say, that it is a must-visit since if you’re in Ljubljana you can’t avoid it.
    Written November 7, 2019
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  • MitziMarmot
    Casper, WY1,630 contributions
    The museum offers a wide variety of interesting exhibits. The descriptions were also in English which was very helpful. The statues sliding down the banisters put a smile on my face. This museum is well worth the visit.
    Written January 8, 2020
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  • Binx Bolling
    Ljubljana, Slovenia5 contributions
    Visited with my family yesterday for the first time since my first visit as a child.

    I forgot how cool this place is.

    The museum is set in castle quarters, very detailed and very interesting, mixing natural and technical history of Slovenia.

    I wish that the exhibits will be more interactive in the future, but this is really worth the visit.
    Written November 22, 2021
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  • Elonondrugs
    Strasbourg, France64 contributions
    A really cute and homey museum. A lot of fun for people of all ages, not to mention it is highly educational. The staff were super friendly and made efforts to explain everything clearly and in English as well. Highly recommended!!!
    Written July 30, 2021
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  • Slovenology
    3 contributions
    Minicity is so much more than an indoor playground. It is an entire complex divided into child development-approved activity zones that teach while your kids play. My kids never want to leave and cannot wait for their kindergarten's annual field trip there. Since it's indoors, it is ideal for rainy or cloudy or wintry days, but we like to go in fine weather, when there are fewer guests and we can run amok (in a good way). When I was growing up in the US there was a local children's center that had many of the same qualities as Minicity (although much less fancy and elegant), and it really is designed to stimulate creativity, learning, interaction and the imagination. Just how good is it? Well, turns out they regularly have team-building events for adults, there, too which just goes to show that a cleverly-designed system to stimulate learning and engage with children can also work when formatted for grownups. What a great place!
    Written May 6, 2020
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  • GS/NN
    Ljubljana, Slovenia6 contributions
    As big of a railway fan as I am, I will try to be impartial with this review, but it's going to be hard. I have a real emotional attachment to this pace.

    Stats:

    - Acessibility: 4/5. Free parking is available on the recently remodelled adjacent street, and paid parking is available right outside the front door. The difficulties in finding the museum have been fixed by a plaque on a lamp post at the junction between the main street and the narrower acess road to the museum itself.

    - Atmosphere: 4/5. A geniuine roundhouse with a fair ammount of appropriate atmosphere and aroma. A pair of locomotive lights shining at you are you enter through the front gate. However, the general state of rust, slowly growing invasive plants in far away corners and some nearby deteriorating buildings drag the score down somewhat.

    - Service: 4/5. A single receptionist at the ticket office. Tour guides can be arranged in advance. Information boards in Slovene, English and German will convey some information about the exhibits. Toilets are available, as are a large number of railway-style wooden benches spread thoughout the museum.

    - Content: 4/5. A broad collection of locomotives, signalling equipment, maintainance-of-way vehicles and even some paintings are available for viewing. Most locomotives are restored, but those stored outside are in variying states of decay. Several locos are also stored in a seperate, closed shed or in the roundhouse workshop, and these are only acessile with propper arrangements. Several wagons are also located on the museum grounds. The roudhouse workshop is also part of the SŽ steam programme, so if you are lucky, you might catch our beloved 25-026 or 33-037 steamed up nearby. It is also possible to climb up to, and in the case of locomotive 718, enter the cab of some locomotives.

    - Hygiene: 4/5. Very clean and providing all necesary sanitaion, but with some leaks in the roof. Touching the locomotives is also ill advised, as they are coated in old diesel and fuel oil to make them shine.

    Final score calculation: 4/5.
    Written August 12, 2020
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  • Terry Anzur
    The Palm Beaches, FL1,400 contributions
    This museum is in a renovated Austrian palace, but the main reason to come here is the wooden wheel and axel made by swamp dwellers more than 5,000 years ago and believed to be the worlds oldest. You’ll also walk through the Roman times in the city of Emona and the days when Ljubljana was the diplomatic center of Europe under the Austrian empire. The history moves through the hard times of two world wars, leading up to Yugoslavia and finally Slovenian independence. There are even a few pandemic artifacts, bringing the story to the present day. Text in both Slovene and English with activities for kids. Very cool coffee shop on the bottom floor. Worth a couple of hours if you’re up for a deep dive into local history.
    Written January 2, 2022
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11,016 contributions
    It is sufficient to admire the unique architecture of this building where the windows look like an opened book. It is easily recognisable from the top at Ljubljana Castle. The security guard is very strict about not letting anyone in on weekdays.
    Written July 2, 2019
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