Ljubljana

Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, and is like other cities we visited in Eastern Europe in that it has a castle and an Old Town, but this time Old Town does not contain the castle.

Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski Grad)

High over the rest of the city is the Ljubljana Castle. From there you can see quite a bit of the city (as in the panorama at the top of this page). Just below the clock tower is a small Gothic chapel with Baroque paintings of Ljubljana's patron saint, St. George. While first documentation of the castle itself is from the 12th century, its beginnings go back to the 9th century.

Town Hall (Rotovž)

Town Hall was the first building erected in Ljubljana in the late 15th century, but later rebuilt in the early 18th century (plans were done by architect Gregor Maček).

Around Town