ICORIA 2016 Tours of Ljubljana – explore Ljubljana
(Included in the conference registration fee)
Ljubljana ranks as one of the smaller European capitals, but nevertheless it boasts an exceptionally rich history and tradition, a recognizable style, culture and art, and an atmosphere reminiscent of both Central Europe and the Mediterranean. The city has preserved evidence of a five-thousand-year history, including the remains of the Roman city of Emona, the historical city center with a medieval castle, Baroque façades, creations of Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, decorative portals and picturesque roofs and bridges over the river Ljubljanica, and the pleasant green embankments – all within the distance of a nice and easy walk.
Ljubljana Walking Tour
On this guided tour, you will take a walk through the historical city centre of Ljubljana to explore all the major sights and get to know the city’s history, art, architecture, and way of life in the past and present.
Ljubljana Walking Tour and Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle
The old city center of Ljubljana, remarkable for its unique architecture, owes its appearance to Baroque and Art Nouveau masters and, most of all to Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik. Its most prominent landmark is the Castle, which has undergone numerous changes over its rich and dynamic history.
The Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill above the city for about 900 years, is Ljubljana’s main attraction. On this tour, you will learn about its history and enjoy beautiful city views.
Ljubljana Walking Tour and Boat Cruise along the Ljubljanica River
The old city center of Ljubljana, remarkable for its unique architecture, owes its appearance to Baroque and Art Nouveau masters and, most of all to Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik. After a ninety-minute stroll through the old city center, you will be taken on thirty minute boat cruise. In the heart of the city, you will embark on a tourist boat that will take you along the Ljubljanica with picturesque bridges and embankments, giving Ljubljana a distinctive character. Ljubljana will reveal itself to you as a relaxed city with a vibrant life and an amazing mixture of city and nature.
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